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Government Affairs

The role of the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce is to maintain relationships with city, county, and state officials, while providing information and instruction to members on ordinance changes.

Legislative Day

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The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce will be holding the annual Legislative Day on December 15, 2021, at the Kittitas Valley Events Center Armory. This will be an all-day event from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Join the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and Legislators; Representative Tom Dent, Representative Alex Ybarra and Senator Judy Warnick for a day of information and policy directed towards Kittitas County. Questions for the Legislators can be pre-submitted at business.kittitascountychamber.com/form/view/24394.

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce will also have keynote speakers, Washington State Department of Commerce Executive Director Lisa Brown and Association of Washington Business Government Affairs Vice President Dave Mastin speaking at this event. In addition, local municipalities, organizations and school districts will be presenting on the current items they are working on and looking ahead to what is needed in 2022 for them to be successful. 

Tickets will be available starting November 1, 2021. 

Please contact the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy McGuffin at amy@kittitascountychamber.com or call (509) 925-2002 if you have any additional questions.

Industry Nights

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and its Government Affairs Committee are introducing a new virtual event series called Industry Nights. Industry Nights will allow specific industries in Kittitas County to speak with their Legislators, Senator Judy Warnick, Representative Tom Dent, and Representative Alex Ybarra in a round-table form of discussion.

Those attending Industry Nights will be able to speak to the Legislators about their particular industry, what their plans are for 2021, how COVID-19 has affected their business, and where they see their industry heading.

Industry Nights will kick off with a Zoom and Facebook live on February 17 at 5:30 p.m. with Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy McGuffin introducing this new program. Each Industry Nights event will occur every fourth Wednesday (starting in April, previously every third Wednesday) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Zoom from March until June (series was shortened due to the lack of registants). The series will then end with our annual Legislative Day in December (date and time TBD).

Any questions can be directed to the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy McGuffin.

Introduction to Industry Nights 

February 17 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Zoom/FB Live

Small Business + Nonprofits

March 17 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

Outdoor Recreation + Tourism + Hospitality 

April 28 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Zoom

2021 Legislative Session (Ended April 2021)

The 2021 Legislative Session is now over. If you have any other bills or issues you think the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and its Government Affairs Committee should be aware of, please email our CEO Amy McGuffin or call (509) 925-2002.

If you would like the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce to support your organization through a support letter you can contact our CEO Amy McGuffin or call (509) 925-2002.

Kittitas County Chamber 2020 Candidate Forums

July 8 | In-Person Town Hall

July 15 | District 1, District 2 and PUD Commissioner Candidate Forum

July 22 | 13th District & 8th Congressional District Representative Candidate Forum

July 23 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. | County Sheriff Forum

October 13 | Sheriff Candidate Forum

October 14 | District 1, District 2 and PUD Commissioner Candidate Forum