Government Affairs

Community Impact Forum: Ballots and Breakfast

Community Impact Forum: Ballots and Breakfast

On October 15, 2021, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted Ballots and Breakfast, a forum that looked at various questions on this year’s ballot, including: Arvada City Charter Amendments, Proposition 119 (Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress), Proposition 120 (Property Tax Assessment Rate Reduction), and School Board Candidates. Election day is November 2, 2021.

Community Impact Forum: Arvada City Council Election Forum

Community Impact Forum: Arvada City Council Election Forum

On September 17, 2021, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted the Arvada City Council Election Forum. This forum welcomed all the candidates for Arvada City Council to dig into the biggest issues that impact Arvada and how the candidates will work to make Arvada a great place to live, work, and play. Election day is November 2, 2021. View a video recording of the event and additional resources.

2020 Ballot Question Voter Guide for Arvada Businesses

2020 Ballot Question Voter Guide for Arvada Businesses

This year, through a pro-business and bipartisan lens, the Arvada Chamber evaluated each of the below ballot questions in an effort to understand the implications if they were to pass. The conversations start with our Government Affairs Committee vetting the issues and making a recommendation to the Chamber Board of Directors. The Board then evaluates the recommendations and determines the final organization position. View the Chamber’s position for each ballot question and watch a recording of our Ballots and Breakfast forum, with arguments for and against each question.

2020 State Election Forum: Recording + Resources

2020 State Election Forum: Recording + Resources

On September 18, the Arvada Chamber hosted the 2020 State Election Forum, which featured Colorado Senate and House candidates that will be on your ballot this November. Thank you to all who attended, the candidates, and moderator Jim Siedlecki, Deputy County Manager at Adams County. Find links for the candidates below and a recording of the virtual event.

Arvada Chamber Hosts Discussion on the Colorado Public Health Insurance Option

Arvada Chamber Hosts Discussion on the Colorado Public Health Insurance Option

On Friday, February 21, 2020, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted a Community Impact Breakfast to discuss the Colorado public healthcare option. Last session, state lawmakers directed agencies to create a public health insurance option available to all Colorado residents. Industry leaders explained at this event how a public option works and implications for businesses, providers and consumers.

JCBL Legislative Update | February 2020

JCBL Legislative Update | February 2020

The Jefferson County Business Lobby — the united voice of JeffCo businesses at the Colorado State Capitol – has been busy analyzing and lobbying on several legislative proposals with an impact on our county. Below is an update on some of the most important bills the JCBL is lobbying in the first month of the legislative session. 

Arvada Chamber Hosts Federal Policy Conversation On Marijuana Banking, Immigration, Aerospace and More

On August 16, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted Community Impact Breakfast, “Policy & Politics – A National View.” This robust conversation featured leaders in federal and local policy diving deep on a wide range of topics including marijuana banking, healthcare, immigration, aerospace and more. Congressman Ed Perlmutter provided opening remarks on key federal policy updates before joining the panel. Read a recap of the event, including our top five takeaways.

5 Key Issues from the 2019 Legislative Session

5 Key Issues from the 2019 Legislative Session

On Friday, May 17th, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted a Community Impact Breakfast to discuss “Our Impression on the Session.” A panel including Scott Chase of Politicalworks, Senator Rachel Zenzinger for Colorado, State Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp, Senator Brittany Pettersen, State Representative Monica Duran, and Senator Tammy Story provided an overview of the 2019 legislative session. “This was one of the most significant sessions in recent memory – especially for the business community,” said Scott Chase in his keynote overview. In the 2019 session, 598 bills were introduced, carrying major weight in matters related to business, employment and education.