About the Chambers of Commerce Alliance
The Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties serves as a useful resource and effective advocacy partner for regional chambers that are interested in strengthening our business climate through better policy making.
Originally formed as the Regional Legislative Alliance, the Chambers of Commerce Alliance changed its name in 2009 and re-launched its web site and advocacy programs. The Alliance prides itself for its regular presence in the State Capitol and influence on a variety of state, local and federal issues.
The Alliance is guided by its policy platform, which is adopted annually and serves as our advocacy agenda. Positions are taken by our board of directors with following input from our member chambers and strategic partners along with consideration given to existing positions and historic stances. The goal is to support legislative efforts that improve the region’s business climate and to oppose proposals that will likely cause job losses.
The Alliance is funded through non-public sources, and all proceeds are invested directly into Alliance operations with priority given to advocacy. Also, the Alliance accepts funds from regional employers the most generous of whom are recognize as Capitol Circle Members. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership is limited to local chambers of commerce, and strategic partners are encouraged to participate in the Alliance. Each chamber member is permitted to cast one vote per issue.
To foster collaboration among the region’s chambers of commerce and to advocate for policies that promote a friendlier business climate.
Past Board Presidents
- Patricia Kistler (Carpinteria Valley Chamber)
- Tom Kelley (Camarillo Chamber)
- Kristen Miller (Goleta Valley Chamber)
- Nancy Lindholm (Oxnard Chamber)
- Zoe Taylor (Ventura Chamber)
- Suzanne Scar (Oxnard Chamber)
- Leigh Nixon (Simi Valley Chamber)
The public policy positions adopted and expressed by the Chambers Alliance should not necessarily imply that those are the same positions of our members and supporters.