Mission Statement: To promote awareness and take action on governmental issues of importance to chamber members at local, state and federal levels and to increase member involvement around critical issues related to voting,legislation and business advocacy.
1. Identify and prioritize issues that are important to the membership.
2. Keep membership informed of relevant issues, the action taken by the chamber and how members can get involved (Call to Action).
3. Advocate for infrastructure improvements; identify, monitor and support projects of regional and local significance.
4. Work closely with and cultivate relationships with various levels of
government by attending appropriate committee meetings and brief
legislators on issues important to membership.
5. Support federal, state and local legislators on issues relevant to the region.
6. Prepare for next legislative session (survey of members)
7. On federal Side figure out which U.S. Chamber priorities apply to ourmembers
8. Determine local, state, and federal agencies most important to our members and invite to do workshops
9. Host legislators and governmental officials when opportunities present.
10. Participate in Legislative Tour and Day at the Capital – 86th Legislative Session January 8, 2018 – May 7, 2019
In support of the Governmental Affairs Division, the Chamber collaborates with the following:
- Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation
- Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Brownsville Economic Development Council
- Brownsville Independent School District
- Brownsville Navigation District (Port of Brownsville)
- Cameron County
- City of Brownsville
- Rio Grande Valley Partnership
- The University of Texas at Brownsville
- Texas Southmost College
- Workforce Solutions Cameron
- Texas Legislators for Brownsville
- US Senator and Congressman