ChamberRVA Advocates

Every year, ChamberRVA advocates on behalf of our members, the business community and the region. We engage our region’s public and private sectors toward a common goal of creating prosperity for our communities and our residents. We work with elected officials on policy issues and initiatives that move our region forward.

The 2023 Virginia General Assembly Session is around the corner. Interested in keeping up with the General Assembly while in session? Subscribe to our Government Affairs Newsletter.

Each week during Session, John Easter, our Senior Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, will email subscribers the following:

  • Brief overview of the major events of the week
  • Summary chart showing bills that the Chamber specifically supports or opposes
  • Categorized lists of all the bills the Chamber is tracking

Want to sign-up for our Weekly General Assembly Updates?

Please contact John Easter at (804) 783-9321 or

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Regional Legislative Breakfast

The Regional Legislative Breakfast is RVA’s kick-off to the 2023 General Assembly session. ChamberRVA hosted legislators, and local officials for breakfast on Wednesday, December 7. ​Capital Region legislators and local elected officials from the City of Richmond, the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan, and the Town of Ashland joined the breakfast providing a preview of the upcoming legislative session.
Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg
Senator Siobhan Dunnavant

2022 Connect with Congress

It is important to be informed and connected with our legislators. ChamberRVA hosted virtual conversations with our legislators throughout the year that connected and informed our members on issues that impacted business and the RVA community. Contact John Easter at (804) 783-9321 or

Rep. Abigail Spanberger
March 3 | 8:00 am
Rep. Donald McEachin
April 12 | 10:00 am
Rep. Rob Wittman
June 28 | 8:00 am
Sen. Tim Kaine
Date TBD
Sen. Mark Warner
Date TBD

ChamberRVA Government Affairs Committee

The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee has established five subcommittees that will develop and implement our advocacy program and public policy agenda:


Economic Development/Business Promotion

Regulatory Reform/Taxation



Chamber members who are interested in serving on these subcommittees should contact John Easter, (804) 783-9321.

Andy Poarch
Government Affairs Chair
Andy Poarch Government Affairs Chair

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