We advocate at the city, county, state and national levels. Get involved with one or more of our committees to help drive public policy that will continue to make St. Pete the best place to live, work, play, and visit. Participation in Chamber Advocacy meetings is reserved for current Chamber members only. Click here to learn how to become a Chamber member today!
Public Policy Council
The Public Policy Council focuses on building and supporting the relationship between the business community and the public sector. It operates through a well-developed task force and committee system, advocating for issues affecting the economic growth and community vitality of St. Petersburg.
Committees & Task Forces
The Public Policy Council operates effectively through a well-developed Committee and Task Force system which studies each issue and informs the Council, with recommended positions.
The Transportation + HLUD Committee is a combined meeting for the first time in 2023. The Transportation side is focused on both Regional Accessibility (Mass Transit and Interstates/Expressways) and Urban Mobility (micro-transit, Complete Streets, transit corridors). These issues intersect with the development issues facing St. Petersburg including Workforce Housing. Infrastructure, Zoning and Development are all key parts to ensuring St. Pete continues to “Grow Smarter” in the years to come.