Policy Committees

 Participate on a policy committee. It allows you the benefit to meet, work with and develop important connections with Silicon Valley’s leading businesses and organizations.

Public Policy
Chair: Lennies Gutierrez, Comcast
Co-Chair: John Tang, San Jose Water Company
Staff: Jim Reed, Derrick Seaver
Meets 3-4:30 p.m., third Monday
The Public Policy Committee is charged with providing oversight, policy direction and information exchange for the Chamber committees, Chamber board, ChamberPAC Trustees and general members.

Development Review & Regional Infrastructure
Chair: Gerry De Young, Chamber Board Member
Staff: Jim Reed, Derrick Seaver
Meets 3:30-5 p.m., second Thursday
The Development Review & Regional Infrastructure Committee is charged with making policy recommendations to the Chamber’s Board of Directors on (1) Regional municipal infrastructure programs ( 2) land use entitlement policy  and (3) local and regional development proposals that facilitate local and/or regional economic development opportunity

Education & Workforce Development
Chair: Irene Chavez, Kaiser Permanente
Staff: Jim Reed, Derrick Seaver
Meets 8-9:30 a.m., first Monday
The Education Committee is charged with making recommendations to the Chamber’s Board of Directors on educational policy, legislation and programs for the PreK– 16 grade levels to facilitate an educated workforce for all industry sectors throughout the Silicon Valley region.

Health Care
Chair: Jo Coffaro, Hospital Network
Staff: Jim Reed, Derrick Seaver
Meets 2:30-4 p.m., first Thursday
The Health Committee is charged with making recommendations to the Chamber’s Board of Directors on health care legislation and policies that will foster responsible, cost effective health care policy for businesses, employees and the healthcare industry.

For additional committee information, contact Jim Reed, Vice President of Public Policy at 408-291-5262.

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