2020 Member-Driven Policy Agenda

2020 Member-Driven Policy Agenda

The Portland Business Alliance is pleased to share our member-driven Policy Agenda for 2020.

This policy agenda represents a six-month transparent and member-led process that included more than 150 hours of committee meetings and engagement by members of the Portland Business Alliance, community advocates, nonprofit leaders and government officials.

The Portland Business Alliance board of directors voted and unanimously approved these policy priorities in January.

The agenda is a living-document that will drive our advocacy in supporting a resilient economic ecosystem in the greater Portland region for all who live here.




Our member-driven policy agenda is prioritized into the following policy categories (in alphabetical order):



Special thanks to the remarkable leaders who volunteer as committee chairs and who have led the development of these policy priorities, the enumerable stakeholders who have provided us feedback, and our partners in government who we look forward to engaging with to enact these policies moving forward.
  • Government Relations Executive Committee, Chair: Will Rasmussen, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • Central City Standing Committee, Chair: Dan McMillan, The Standard
  • Education & Career Readiness Committee, Chair: Craig Wilcox, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Land Use & Housing Committee, Chair: Tim Leavitt, OTAK
  • Small Business Council, Chair: Diane Economaki, Fuze7 Marketing 
  • Technology and Innovation Committee, Chair: Jennifer Stoll, OCHIN 
  • Transportation Committee, Chair: Page Phillips Strickler, Strategies 360 

To sign up for a committee and help drive our policy priorities, contact:
Kiley Wilson, Coordinator, Government Affairs.