advocacy

The Portland Business Alliance serves as the leading voice for business in the region, advocating at all levels of government on policy issues that impact employers and support the region’s economic vitality. Members actively participate in shaping our advocacy agenda.

For questions, please contact:
Jon Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs, 503-552-6746
 

help shape our policy agenda

Central City Standing Committee

Central City Standing Committee

Consider public policy proposals related to downtown vibrancy, economic development and livability. Meets the third Tuesday of each month. This committee informs our member-driven policy agenda. 

Chair: Dan McMillan, The Standard 
Staff: Kiley Wilson, Coordinator, Government Affairs
Education Committee

Education Committee

Examines public policy proposals related to all levels of education continuum, with a focus on K-12, CTE/STEM, post-secondary and workforce development. Meets the fourth Friday of each month. This committee informs our member-driven policy agenda.

Chair: Craig Wilcox, Wells Fargo Advisors
Staff: Kiley Wilson, Coordinator, Government Affairs
Land Use and Housing Committee

Land Use and Housing Committee

Reviews public policy proposals related to a broad range of local and regional land use and development issues. Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month. This committee informs our member-driven policy agenda.

Chair: Tim Leavitt, OTAK
Staff: Kiley Wilson, Coordinator, Government Affairs
Small Business Council

Small Business Council

Serves as a forum for small business members to hear from and engage with government agencies regarding new programs and policies. Meets the last Monday of each month. This committee informs our member-driven policy agenda. 

Chair: Diane Economaki, Fuze7 Marketing 
Staff: Becca McCulloch, Coordinator, Events & Small Business
Technology and Innovation Committee

Technology and Innovation Committee

Provide feedback on public policy proposals impacting the region’s thriving technology sector. Meets the first Friday of each month. This committee informs our member-driven policy agenda. 

Chair: Jennifer Stoll, OCHIN 
Staff: Kiley Wilson, Coordinator, Government Affairs
Transportation Committee

Transportation Committee

Evaluate public policy proposals related to transportation topics including freight mobility, transit, infrastructure projects, policies and funding. Meets the fourth Thursday of each month. This committee informs our member-driven policy agenda. 

Chair: Page Phillips Strickler, Strategies 360 
Staff: Kiley Wilson, Coordinator, Government Affairs

economic reports

As part of the Value of Jobs Coalition, the Alliance has a vision for the Portland region: To create a prosperous, healthy community with a good quality of life for everyone. This starts with more private-sector jobs. A series of reports by the coalition shows why family-wage, private-sector job creation must be a regional priority.
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join a committee

As a member of the Portland Business Alliance there are many ways to get involved. Our committees offer hands-on opportunities for you to actively engage in the work of supporting commerce, community and prosperity in our region. Participation in policy committees gives members direct access to the latest projects and initiatives and informs our advocacy agenda.
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