• Advocacy Committee

    Purpose:  The Advocacy Committee (Committee) is appointed by the WVCC Board and is responsible for:

    • Annually establishing WVCC’s Public Policy and Guiding Principles by:
      • Reviewing issues of importance to the business community and our Valley
      • Identifying and setting priorities,
      • Reviewing and gaining approval from WVCC’s Board of Directors
      • Annually reviewing outcomes and incorporating key learnings in updated WVCC Public Policy and Guiding Principles
    • The WVCC Public Policy must uphold the organization’s mission and vision, and reflect WVCC core values.  It will serve as WVCC’s guide in establishing priorities and in communications with elected officials and influencers in the community.
    • Leading education efforts on issues and concerns that have an impact on the WVCC membership and the community
    • Serving as the host for the Coffee and Commerce events prior to the Washington Legislative Session and the Legislative Wrap-Up, subsequent the session. Both provide an opportunity for business leaders to communicate with legislators on key business and community issues.
    • Providing guidance to WVCC’s Community Lobbyists (if continued)

    Committee Members Serving 2018-2020

    • Josh Jorgenson, Chair
    • JoEllen Colson, Vice Chair
    • Greg Oakes, Cashmere Valley Bank
    • Rachael Petro, Petro Solutions and Former CEO Alaska State Chamber
    • Jess Monette, Monette & Cawley, P.S.
    • Melanie Wilhoite, Wenatchee Power Sports
    • Joe Holeman, JDSA LAW
    • Jon Wyss, Gebber Farms
    • Robert Sandidge, RLS Productions LLC
    • Claudia DeRobles, Cashmere Valley Bank
    • Chris Goehner, Swire Coca-Cola 

    2019 Advocacy Committee Meeting Dates: are coming soon

    Note: Meetings may be conducted by conference call for some of these dates, or a call-in option may be added. This information will be provided to members in advance of each meeting.

    For past meeting minutes, information on current hot topics, agenda's and meeting packets please contact: jerri@wenatchee.org 


  • WVCofC Guiding Principles

    These principles guide our policies and decisions when faced with issues within their topic: