Albany Area Chamber of Commerce to Visit Georgia Capitol

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

A group of delegates representing the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and the community will meet with state leaders in Atlanta Tuesday and Wednesday as part of Albany-Dougherty Day at the Georgia Capitol, an annual opportunity to shine the spotlight on the Albany Area and for the chamber to advance its 2018 legislative agenda.

The delegation, comprised of members of the Chamber’s executive board, Legislative Affairs Committee, sponsorship partners, local officials and strategic partners, will be joined at a private networking event Tuesday by key decision makers and legislators. The group will host meetings with top state leadership -- including Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle -- throughout Wednesday to discuss priorities including economic development, tourism and work force development, and to continue the discussion around the community's rebuilding efforts.

“Albany-Dougherty Day is a time at the Georgia Capitol to shine the spotlight on the community and to continue the conversation with state leadership about our advancements, our needs and areas for partnership,” said Albany Area Chamber President and CEO Bárbara Rivera Holmes. “This comprehensive legislative visit, along with our ongoing state advocacy efforts, creates a platform for awareness, encourages dialogue and presents opportunities for increased support for Albany-Dougherty County,  the Albany Area and Southwest Georgia.”

The Albany Area legislative delegation, made up of state elected officials, will also participate in the events. The Capitol visit includes resolutions from the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Senate, and remarks to each chamber by community leadership.

The event is also an opportunity to advance the Chamber’s 2018 legislative agenda, which identifies policy initiatives that strengthen the local, regional and state business climates and quality of life.