Public Policy Committee

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Public Policy Committee and Meetings

Our Public Policy Committee supports and communicates public policy issues to our members that affect economic development in Richardson. Monthly meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month and cover local, state and federal legislative topics such as economic development, public and higher education, and workforce development.

Contact Molly Ulmer at (972) 792-2811 or molly@richardsonchamber.com if you are interested  in attending a meeting or for more information.

Lead Tri-chairs
Deb Richards

Deb Richards
Richland College of the DCCCD

Liz Morse

Liz Morse
Richardson Independent School District
Chair

Hank Mulvihill Jr

Hank N. Mulvihill, Jr.
Smith Anglin Financial

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The Richardson Chamber's Public Policy Committee works tirelessly to advocate for the Chamber and the Chamber's member companies.

This important committee develops the Chamber’s legislative agenda for each legislative session. The committee invites subject matter experts to monthly luncheon meetings in order to be better informed. Past speakers include state legislators, U.S. Congressmen, RISD officials, City of Richardson City Manager, candidates for local, state and federal elecations, and additional leaders in the business community.Luncheon meetings are held on the second Monday of each month in the Chamber’s Board Room. Open to all Chamber members, meetings are attended by a variety of business executives, small business owners, professional service firms, and civic and political leaders. Luncheon meetings typically attract 25 to 30 attendees.The Public Policy Committee also plans special events throughout the year that are open to all Chamber members to better inform them on important legislative issues.

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Recent Meeting Speakers and Topics

Public Policy meetings feature speakers who are policy expects or in the political sphere. They update the committee members on what's going on in Austin and D.C. or provide background and facts about hot button issues. To help you get a feel for our committee, see the list of previous speakers and topics below. Check the calendar for information on upcoming meetings.

Jan. 11, 2018
Speaker: Steve Anglin, CPA, Smith Anglin & Co.
Topic: The new 2018 Tax Reform Law approved by Congress in December 2017

Nov. 13, 2017 - Joint meeting with the Richardson Chamber Education & Workforce Committee
Speakers: Sen. Don Huffines, Rep. Angie Button and Rep. Linda Koop
Topic: State of education in the legislature, after the ends of the regular and special legislative sessions

Sep. 11, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Paul Hain, MD, North Texas Market President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Topic: Healthcare at the state and federal levels

Aug. 24, 2017
Speaker: Don Magner, Assistant City Manager, City of Richardson
Topic: The City's proposed budget, prior to adoption by City Council

June 8, 2017
Speakers: Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) and Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas)
Topic: The Texas 85th Legislative Session, after end of regular session

May 8, 2017
Speaker: Don Magner, Assistant City Manager, City of Richardson
Topic: The City's demand for reduced water raters, including its joint request to the Public Utility Commission with the cities of Garland, Mesquite and Plano

Apr. 18, 2017
City Council and Mayoral Candidate Forum