Legislative Involvement

Legislative Quick Links:

Visit Iowa Legislative Online

Contact Government Relations Chair:
Michelle Redlinger [email protected] 

2024 Washington County Legislative Briefings

Join us on February 9th over the lunch hour for a discussion with Senator Dawn Driscoll and Representative Heather Hora. The event will take place at the Washington County Hospital & Clinics, entrance 26.

Guests can expect a complimentary chicken or salmon meal provided by WCHC and will have the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns.

11:30am: Doors Open

11:40am: Lunch

Noon: Briefing Begins

1:00pm: WCHC facility tour

Thank you to our sponsors: Washington County Hospital & Clinics and the Washington Chamber of Commerce

Reservations are not required, but they will help us know an approximate count for lunch. Please RSVP if you plan on attending, by calling the Chamber at 319-653-3272 or RSVP HERE.
Save the Date for the next Briefings: March 8th & April 12th

Businesses interested in sponsoring a date will receive an opportunity to speak at the briefing, host lunch and give a company tour. If you are interested in hosting these briefings, please contact Michelle Redlinger at 319-653-3272 or [email protected]. Sponsorship to host is $500, plus providing a light lunch.

Legislative Briefings 2024

The Washington County Legislative Briefings are held on the second Friday of the month from noon until 2 p.m. in the months of January – April. These briefings will be held at local businesses so that local leaders and community members can learn first-hand of the importance that the decisions being made across the state can affect us at a local level. After our legislators give updates on the committees they serve on, those who are in attendance are welcome to address the legislators with any concerns or compliments they have to offer. Immediately following the briefing, a company tour is offered for all in attendance.

About the Washington Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee

The Chamber of Commerce’s Government Relations Committee helps to plan and implement Legislative Briefings and Candidate Forums. We encourage legislative action that promotes business growth, local economy and strong communities. We are a non-partisan organization and do not endorse any candidate nor are we a part of the US Chamber of Commerce.

  • Gain a voice in government. The chamber is a non-partisan organization but can take on appropriate tough issues and opposes new regulations, taxes, fees, assessments and costs directed at small businesses. It also helps protect the principles of free enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly.
  • Candidates Forum – in the fall for contested local races
  • Legislative Briefings – four sessions offered from January – April
  • Legislative Agenda – the Chamber will consider advocacy support for projects that support our business community
  • Letters of Support from the Chamber of Commerce can have a huge impact when your business is facing critical issues or applying for grants and outside funding

Watch Recordings of Past Events

Washington, IA City Council Candidate Forum Ward 2
Washington, IA City Council Candidate Forum Ward 2
2022 Primary Candidate Forum: Heather Hora
2022 Primary Candidate Forum
2022 City Council Candidate Forum
January 2021 Legislative Briefing
January 2021 Legislative Briefing
March 2021 Legislative Briefing
March 2021 Legislative Briefing
April 2021 Legislative Briefing
April 2021 Legislative Briefing