Irrelevant of one’s political bent, the governmental process impacts all facets of life In Miami-Dade County, with nearly 40 municipalities and as a literal epicenter of the State and National political process, it is crucial to have access and visibility within these different constituencies. 

MISSION
The Governmental Affairs Committee advocates for key issues that impact both the business community, and our community as a whole.

OBJECTIVES

  • Further the process of in-person advocacy
  • Ensure that the Chamber has a continuous voice in the political process
  • Support members/causes in need of advocacy

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Participation in the Governmental Affairs Committee is open to all Greater Miami Chamber members. Committee members include businesses and organizations with strong interests in the political process, business professionals, elected officials, and individuals seeking a voice in the governmental process. The advocacy strategies are informed by the committee members and developed by a core group of professionals.

LEADERSHIP
The Government Affairs Committee is led by a Committee Chair and Vice Chair, who are elected by the Board of Directors for a one-year term. The Committee Chair is responsible for the effective functioning of the Government Affairs Committee and ensuring its goals and activities are aligned with its mission and objectives.   

Read the committee's 2019 - 2020 goals here.

RESOURCES:

2019 State Advocacy Recap

Dolphins Practice Facility Relocation

Miami Chamber supports Formula 1 in Miami

2016-2017 Legislative Package (State and Federal)

Position Request Process

Kendall Parkway - Support Letter

City of Miami Beach ATCMTD Grant - Support Letter

Jungle Island Referendum - Support Letter

MDC/FPL Wastewater Treatment Partnership Agreement - Support Letter

Parkland School Safety Response - Support Letter

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Calls on Congress for DACA Solution

Resolution Supporting the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (Smart) Plan

Resolution Supporting the New Starts Transit Expansion Program

Resolution in Support of Wynwood Business Improvement District’s Initiative for an I-95 Access Ramp

Resolution Supporting the Development of an Achievable Transportation Infrastructure Plan for Miami-Dade County

Resolution Supporting the Prioritization of the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands and C-111 Spreader Canal Projects due to the Critical Economic and Ecological Benefits to Miami-Dade County

Resolution in Support of the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority

José A. Bermudez

Chair

José A. Bermudez
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Alex Dominguez

Vice Chair

Alex Dominguez
Director for Corporate External and Legislative Affairs
AT&T

Committee Updates

Bus Rapid Transit Miami

Miami Chamber Endorses Gold Standard Bus Rapid Transit for South Dade Corridor

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