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Legislative Advocacy Council

The Legislative Advocacy Council (LAC) creates a collective voice for member businesses. By establishing dialogue among business owners and community leaders, the MCOC+VC has a tremendous impact on the economic vitality and business environment in Moscow. The LAC will serve in an advisory capacity. To help establish legislative priorities and actively educate our members and the community on the impact that government can have on our community.  The LAC is a non-partisan government affairs committee that focuses on business issues in Moscow and Latah County. 

The LAC represents the interests of the Chamber membership by:

  • Communicate an understanding and appreciation in local and state government arenas that the local business community plays in creating and sustaining a healthy and diversified local economy.
  • Promote a broad understanding of the importance of a competitive free enterprise system and provide an attractive business climate that will encourage a sustainable economy and livable community.
  • Create educational and networking opportunities to inform Chamber members about public policy issues that may affect their businesses or the overall business climate.
  • Proactively work to ensure that governmental regulation and land development policies are reasonable and fair and provide adequate land for commercial and residential development.
  • It is the responsibility of the LAC to work closely with the Chamber Executive Director and Board of Directors especially during election times to plan and provide a public forum for candidates and issues to present their viewpoints in front of the community.