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Government and Public Affairs Committee (G&PA)


This committee plays a pivotal role in whether the Board of Directors takes action to support local, state and federal initiatives. The Greater Vancouver Chamber is the largest business organization in southwest Washington and takes the weight of its voice seriously in conversations and debates about how to assure businesses continue to thrive across the region.

This committee identifies the annual legislative priorities for the Chamber prior to each legislative session. The committee also works with our partner agencies, the Columbia River Economic Development Council and Identity Clark County, to prepare a Joint Legislative Priorities list. This list allows the southwest Washington business community to provide to our Clark County legislative delegation those top business priorities for the region.

In addition to leading our Legislative Outlook and Review events, this committee is invited to join the Chamber Team in our annual ‘hill climb’ at the Capitol steps in Olympia. It’s an opportunity for the biggest business concerns in southwest Washington to be directly heard by our state legislators.



The G&PA meets monthly or more frequently if legislative activity necessitates. Meetings are closed to the public at this time.

Term Limits

Members of the G&PA serve renewable one-year terms.

Contact the Chair

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Nelson Holmberg

Committee Chair

2024 Government and Public Affairs (G&PA) Committee

Nelson Holmberg
NW Natural, Community Affairs & Customer Acquisition Manager
Abbi Russell
Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc., Senior Communications & Outreach Specialist
Allyssa Bromley
Cascadia Development Partners, HR & Business Operations Manager
Anne McEnerny-Ogle
City of Vancouver, Mayor
Annie Herbert
Kaiser Permanente Administration, Govt & Community Relations
Ben Hoskins
1-800-GOT-JUNK, Franchise Partner
Jennifer Riddle
Tidewater Transportation and Terminals
John Jay
John Jay Public Affairs, Marketing Manager
Justin Wood
Clark County Association of REALTORS, Director of REALTOR Advocacy
Leann Caver
C-TRAN, Executive Director/CEO
Nick Massie
Rotschy Inc. , Project Manager
Pat Kiely
Red Dog Fabrication, LLC, Owner
Paul Montague
Paul Montague Tax Preparation, LLC, Enrolled Agent
Ryan Hart
Port of Vancouver USA, Chief External Affairs Officer
Sean Philbrook
Identity Clark County, VP Programs
Todd Johnson
TRJ Planning Inc
Alexandra Mather
C-TRAN, Director of Government and Community Relations