The Governmental Relations Council (GRC) provides the nexus between members of the Chamber and elected and government officials who, through either legislation or regulation, may impact the bottom line of our members’ businesses.


All Government Relations Council meetings are held at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce in the conference room at 12:00 p.m. Meetings are open to all chamber members Click here to visit our Events Calendar for more info.


GRC members meet monthly on the third Friday of the month at noon in the Chamber board room. Committee members hear directly from legislators and their staff about proposed legislation or the introduction of new or revised regulations which may have an impact on businesses. Each election cycle the GRC sizes-up local candidates for office and we review ballot initiatives. From analyzing this and other information the GRC makes recommendations to the board of directors and membership as to which issues or candidates the Chamber should support. Paramount to our decision-making process is a careful evaluation of whether candidates are “business friendly” and whether proposed ballot measures have the potential to create additional burdens for Chamber members.

GRC members are additionally tasked to attend public meetings and hearings in order to keep our members informed about issues in the community and when necessary, to advocate on behalf of our members.

 

All on-line GRC meetings are recorded via Zoom and are posted below with the most recent meetings at the top.

GRC MEETING #10 –  October 15, 2021

 

GRC MEETING #9 – September 17, 2021

GRC METING #8 – August 20, 2021

GRC MEETING #7 – JULY 15, 2021

GRC MEETING #6 – JUNE 18, 2021

 

GRC MEETING # 5 – ZOOM RECORDING ERROR – NO VIDEO PRODUCED

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GRC MEETING #4 – APRIL 16, 2021

 

GRC MEETING #3 – MARCH 19, 2021

 

GRC MEETING #2 – FEBRUARY 19, 2021

 

GRC MEETING #1 – JANUARY 15, 2021