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 has concluded. Interested in keeping up with the 2024 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

2024 Public Policy Agenda

Legislative Breakfast

On Tuesday, December 12, ChamberRVA hosted a highly successful Regional Legislative Breakfast, bringing together elected and appointed officials from across our entire region. The event, sponsored by Dominion Energy, served as a platform for open dialogue, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas between representatives, community leaders, and constituents.

The event featured a distinguished lineup of participants, including Delegate Carrie Coyner and Senator Ghazala Hashmi, who shared valuable insights into their priorities, legislative initiatives, and the challenges facing our region. Their presence underscored the commitment to fostering stronger connections between government representatives and the communities they serve. We extend our gratitude to all participants, attendees, and sponsors who contributed to the success of this event, and we eagerly anticipate future opportunities for constructive dialogue and collaboration within our region.

2023 Connect with Congress

It is important to be informed and connected with our legislators. ChamberRVA will host 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. Jennifer McClellan
Date TBD
Sen. Mark Warner
Date TBD
Rep. Rob Wittman
Friday, July 21 | 8:00 a.m.
Sen. Tim Kaine
Date TBD
Rep. Bob Good
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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