Advocacy

The Boulder Chamber’s business advocacy efforts never rest. We are constantly watching, analyzing and speaking up for a vibrant and prosperous Boulder. Boulder is unique, and that makes us a special Chamber, serving our business members and supporting a strong economy in a way that reflects Boulder values.
We engage decision makers and participate in advance of formal policy change decisions on your behalf to help make Boulder the best place to locate and grow your business. We constantly ensure elected officials, government staff and other community leaders are aware of the concerns of the business community.
With the support of the Community Affairs Council, we stay one step ahead of the issues affecting Boulder area businesses and our Board of Directors keep the Chamber proactively engaged.

Advocacy News & Updates

Represent the Business Community on City of Boulder Boards and Commissions

By Boulder Chamber | January 29, 2020

Represent the Business Community on City of Boulder Boards and Commissions Have you considered a deeper level of community engagement or civic participation? The Boulder Chamber encourages you to apply for one of the City of Boulder’s Boards and Commissions. It is important to ensure that the business voice is heard in city policy analysis, … … Continue reading

Help Colorado Receive its Funding and Representation: Fill Out Your Census!

By Boulder Chamber | January 29, 2020

Help Colorado Receive its Funding and Representation: Fill Out Your Census! To ensure Colorado has a louder voice at the national level and receives our share of federal funding, please complete your census survey and encourage your friends, colleagues and neighbors to do the same. The census will be available in multiple languages. You can … … Continue reading

Chamber Members Provide Feedback on Potential Family Leave Legislation

By Boulder Chamber | December 18, 2019

Chamber Members Provide Feedback on Potential Family Leave Legislation Speakers Debra Brown of Good Business Colorado (left) and Laura Giocomo Rizzo (right) from the Denver Metro Chamber discussed the issues associated with family and medical leave at a recent Northwest Chamber Alliance discussion. Most people know a family that has been impacted by health issues. … … Continue reading

Devolve to evolve: A recipe for local solutions to local challenges

By John Tayer | December 3, 2019

Devolve to evolve: A recipe for local solutions to local challenges – By John Tayer, President & CEO of the Boulder Chamber It was a pleasure to welcome our new city council to the governing dais the other day, calling for renewed collaborative action with the Boulder Chamber to address our community’s greatest challenges and … … Continue reading

Boulder Chamber Advocates for Funding Transportation Improvements in the Northwest Region

By Boulder Chamber | November 27, 2019

Boulder Chamber Advocates for Funding Transportation Improvements in the Northwest Region Proposition CC ultimately obtained strong Boulder County support but failed statewide. However, a major milestone was achieved for the region through a CDOT award of significant funding to SH119/The Diagonal. The Boulder Chamber spent a great deal of effort this year advocating for funding … … Continue reading

John Tayer: My pre-election vision for a post-election community

By John Tayer | November 7, 2019

My Pre-Election Vision for a Post-Election Community – John Tayer, President & CEO of the Boulder Chamber Last month I offered my perspective on the issues at play in this year’s Boulder City Council election. As I write this prior to Nov. 5, but knowing it will appear soon after, I have the opportunity to … … Continue reading

Boulder & Broomfield County Chamber Leaders Unite in Support of Proposition CC

By Boulder Chamber | October 30, 2019

Boulder & Broomfield County Chamber Leaders Unite in Support of Proposition CC Ballot measure will address severe backlogs in statewide funding for education and transportation Leading the Boulder, Broomfield and Longmont Area Chambers of Commerce, John Tayer, Sam Taylor and Scott Cook announced their unified support for Proposition CC and the opportunity it creates to … … Continue reading

Boulder Chamber Issues City Council Candidate Scorecard

By Boulder Chamber | October 18, 2019

Boulder Chamber Issues City Council Candidate Scorecard First step in new “Sensible Boulder” campaign summarizes candidate positions on key issues facing Boulder in advance of upcoming Nov. 5 election The Boulder Chamber has released its highly anticipated Candidate Scorecard to summarize candidate positions on significant housing, regulatory and transportation issues facing Boulder citizens in advance … … Continue reading

Provide Your Input on Proposed City-wide “Downzoning”

By Boulder Chamber | August 23, 2019

Provide Your Input on How the Proposed City-Wide “Downzoning” Will Affect Your Property or Business Proposed Boulder Ordinance Limits Office Uses to 25% of Floor Area in Business Zones (BR, BMS, TB); Hundreds of offices will become Non-conforming Uses Updated September 6, 2019 ISSUE UPDATE [President’s Post from Boulder Chamber President & CEO John Tayer, … … Continue reading

Boulder Chamber Thanks Ken Hotard for Service to Community Affairs Council; Welcomes Danica Powell as New Co-Chair

By Boulder Chamber | July 25, 2019

Boulder Chamber Thanks Ken Hotard for Service to Community Affairs Council; Welcomes Danica Powell as New Co-Chair Ken Hotard of the Boulder Area Realtors Association recently concluded his term as co-chair of the Boulder Chamber’s Community Affairs Council. Ken has provided the CAC with important leadership on governance as well as community dynamics. In recent … … Continue reading

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Community Affairs Council

At the core of our effort to develop thoughtful positions on the policies that impact our local businesses and economy is the work of our policy committee, the Community Affairs Council (CAC). The CAC helps identify and address community issues, provides input and recommends policy direction for consideration by the Boulder Chamber Board of Directors.
We thank all of our CAC members for their contributions to the strength of the Boulder Chamber’s advocacy program!

2020 Community Affairs Council Members

  • Erik Abrahamson, CBRE
  • Peter Aweida, Westland Development Services
  • Chris Barge, The Community Foundation
  • Allison Billings, Impact on Education
  • Darryl Brown, Boulder Community Hospital
  • Ed Byrne, Ed Byrne, PC
  • Kim Calomino, University of Colorado
  • Ashley Cawthorn, Berg Hill Greenleaf Ruscitti
  • Chip, Downtown Boulder Partnership
  • Ann Cooper, RE/MAX of Boulder
  • Brian Coppom, Boulder County Farmers Market
  • Jonathan Dings, Boulder Valley School District
  • Frances Draper, University of Colorado (Ad Hoc member)
  • Michal Duffy, Out Boulder County
  • Mark Heinritz, The Sink
  • Jason Isenberg, BBVA Compass
  • Cecilia Jacobsen, The Zayo Group
  • Jay Kalinski, ReMax of Boulder
  • Lauren Lambert, Google
  • Makenzie Lystrup, Ball Aerospace
  • Sean Maher, RRC Associates
  • Alana Malone, Green Dot Labs
  • Nikhil Mankekar, Naked Sunrise
  • Nikki McCord, McCord Consulting Group
  • Nicole Milo, Centura Health
  • Paul Nashak, Mountain Sun Pub & Breweries
  • Tim O’Shea, Engage Colorado
  • Dennis Paul, Elevations Credit Union
  • Richard Polk, Pedestrian Shops
  • Danica Powell, Trestle Strategy Group (Co-Chair)
  • Dan Powers, CO-Labs
  • Matthew Rarden, Premier Members Credit Union
  • Gordon Riggle, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado
  • Bill Rigler, MAPRagency
  • Andrew Shoemaker, Shoemaker Ghiselli + Schwartz
  • Ariel Solomon, Premier Mortgage Group
  • Adrian Sopher, Sopher Sparn Architects, LLC
  • Stephen Sparn, Sopher Sparn Architects, LLC
  • Aaron Spear, Bank of Colorado
  • Gabrielle Stockmayer, Dietze and Davis Law Firm
  • Julie Van Domelen, Emergency Family Assistance Association
  • Dan Wittenberg, Snell & Willmer

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