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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.

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 third Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom from March until November. The series will then end with our annual Legislative Day on December 15.

Zoom links will be sent out on the morning of each event to every registrant. Any additional questions can be directed to the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce Communications Manager Emily Masseth.

Introduction to Industry Nights 

February 17 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Zoom/FB Live

Small Business + Nonprofits

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

Outdoor Recreation + Tourism + Hospitality 

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

Education + Childcare

May 19 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Zoom

Comprehensive Health + Mental Health

June 16 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Zoom

Construction

July 21 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Zoom

Agriculture

August 18 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Zoom

First Responders + EMS + Wildfire

September 15 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Zoom 

Manufacturing

October 20 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Zoom

Transportation + Aviation

November 17 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Zoom

Legislative Day

December 15 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Zoom

*Registration coming soon

2021 Legislative Session

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce and its Government Affairs Committee is aware of many bills that will be on the floor during the 2021 Legislative Session and will be following many of the relevant business-oriented bills, including Senate Bill 5114, Senate Bill 5156, Senate Bill 5173 and Senate Bill 5206. Follow along with the 2021 Legislative Session below.

If you have any other bills you think we should follow closely, please email our Communications Manager Emily Masseth or call (509) 925-2002.

Additional Resources

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