Public Policy

The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce has become one of the most influential business organizations in the region, advocating on behalf of our members and championing issues that strengthen the business climate and protect the interests of business. Your Chamber leadership – the Board, the Government Affairs Committee, and the staff – strives to keep abreast of those issues that matter most to you, our member businesses. We work on your behalf to bring your concerns and your voices to county and state policymakers.
Whether it’s testifying at a public hearing, meeting one-on-one with elected policy makers, or bringing business concerns to the attention of the various regulatory agencies, GSSCC is a consistent presence in Rockville and Annapolis. Through the Chamber, business also has a presence on the numerous advisory boards and committees that weigh in on policy decisions in the County. Chamber members hold positions on the Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee, the Silver Spring Transportation District Advisory Committee, the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment Advisory Committee,  and the County’s Noise Control Advisory Board, to name a few.
But the Chamber needs your involvement to help raise the voice of business above other competing agendas in our County and State. There are many ways you can become involved. Whether it’s writing a personal letter or sending an email to your County Councilmember or State Delegate on a matter of concern, or taking the time to learn about how various political issues affect your business, or participating in the Chamber’s committees and events where elected officials are present – you can make a difference.
Here, you will find links to the Chamber’s annual legislative priorities for Maryland and Montgomery County, compiled through our Government Affairs Committee and our Board. And, we provide contact information for the elected officials who make the policies that influence our business environment. We’ll also use these pages when there is a need to reach out and involve you in writing letters, attending hearings, or contacting your elected officials personally. Check back here from time to time for updates.