Mission Statement:  To educate, promote and advocate for our member business community regarding relevant public policy.

Our Governmental Affairs Committee has historically taken on the role of educator in the political arena, by providing monthly round-table discussions on issues of importance to our business community.

Governmental Affairs hosts the Annual State of the City Address, Candidate Forums and other events throughout the year aimed to advocate and educate Chamber members, business leaders and the community of Coppell.

Our Governmental Affairs meetings always have timely programs on issues of current importance. We provide monthly programs covering local, state and national issues. We continue to provide access to our area’s most dynamic leaders.

Recently, we have heard from current House District 114 (Dallas) Rep. Jason Villalba, current House District 65 (Coppell/Carrollton) Rep. Ron Simmons, former House District 115 (Coppell) Rep. Bennett Ratliff, former House District 112 (Richardson) Rep., and current Austin lobbyist, Fred Hill, former House District 105 (Irving/Grand Prairie) Rep. Linda Harper Brown, Jason Wright of the Office of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (also currently running for Congressional District 5), our Congressman Kenny Marchant of CD 24, and former Dallas County Sheriff, and Democratic candidate for the Governor of Texas, Lupe Valdez, just to name a few.

The Coppell Chamber of Commerce supports our member businesses at all levels of Government. We are here to help your business navigate policies, regulations, ordinances and laws.

The Coppell Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Chamber Board of Directors, unanimously adopted the 2017 Legislative Agenda. To review our Legislative Agenda, click here: Legislative 2017 agenda

Who Represents Me?

City of Coppell

Coppell ISD Board of Trustees

Dallas County Community College Trustees

Dallas County Commissioners Court; Meetings held every first and third Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the Administration Building, Allen Clemson Courtroom (411 Elm St., Dallas, Texas)

Federal and State Representatives

Please stay tuned to the Governmental Affairs page and schedule of events for another great round of speakers in 2018.

All Governmental Affairs Connections Luncheons are held at Town Center (255 E. Parkway Blvd), from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event is structured for attendees to enjoy networking and lunch from 11:30 a.m. – noon, and our program from noon – 1 p.m.

The lunch is free, but an RSVP is required so that we are prepared for you. 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

February: Location, Time TBD

The program this month is “Who is my Precinct Chair and why should I care?

Please join us for a very informative program conducted by our Government Affairs Chair, Jeff Varnell, as we take a look who our precinct chairs are in Coppell for each party, what they do (or should be doing) as precinct chairs and why the business community, and business-minded individuals need to care. Also, we will review the six (6) contested races that will be on the ballot for the March 6 primary election.

Your lunch is free, but an RSVP is required so that we are prepared for you.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Christine Douglass

CEO of Coppell Chamber of Commerce

Christine@coppellchamber.org

Jeff Varnell

Chair of Governmental Affairs Program

jeffvarnell@coppellrealty.com