Center for Public Policy Advisory Council Agenda



Public Policy Advisory Council, August 6, 2015

Posted by Randy Paine, on Mon December 07 2015 at 03:37 PM



I.  WELCOME By Bill Lynch 7:30am

II. BUSINESS ITEMS Bill Lynch

A. Review Minutes:
1. June 11, 2015 Advisory Council Meeting- Consider Approval.

B. Ex Officio Reports: Ex Officio Members will be invited to provide brief report on the priorities of the elected office they represent.
1. State Representatives
2. Federal Representatives
3. Comptroller’s Office

C. Letter of Support for the Innovation Act: Consider approval of a letter that addresses the issue of Paten Trolls and the need for patent reform, which is being addressed in the House during their September session.  (Proposed letter attached)

D. Post Session Event:  Continue discussion on hosting a past state Legislature Delegation Event.

E. Relationships: The Council will discuss its ongoing focus on developing relationships at the Local, State and Federal levels.
1. Local
2. State
3. Federal

F. Advisory Council Composition:  The Council will discuss the Council’s composition.

III. STRATEGIC & ANNUAL PLAN REVIEW Bill Lynch
The Advisory Council will finalize its review of the Council’s operations relative to issues to be recommended to the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

V. Adjourn to Congressman Barton’s Presentation 9:00am

Proposed
Meeting Schedule/ Topics/ Speakers

August
10 State of the District- Professional Development Center- 11:30 – 1:30 pm

September
3 Public Policy Advisory Council Meeting- GM Boardroom- 8:30 – 10:00 am
24 Annual Dinner- Arlington Convention Center- 5:00 – 9:00 pm

October (Beginning of FY 2016)
8 Public Policy Advisory Council Meeting- GM Boardroom- 8:30 – 10:00 am
21 State of the City- Arlington Convention Center- 11:30 – 1:30 pm

November
5 Public Policy Advisory Council Meeting- GM Boardroom- 8:30 – 10:00 am

December
3 Public Policy Advisory Council Meeting- GM Boardroom- 8:30 – 10:00 am

January
7 Public Policy Advisory Council Meeting- GM Boardroom- 8:30 – 10:00 am

February
4 Public Policy Advisory Council Meeting- GM Boardroom- 8:30 – 10:00 am

March
3 Public Policy Advisory Council Meeting- GM Boardroom- 8:30 – 10:00 am

April
7 Public Policy Advisory Council Meeting- GM Boardroom- 8:30 – 10:00 am

May
5 Public Policy Advisory Council Meeting- GM Boardroom- 8:30 – 10:00 am

June
2 Public Policy Advisory Council Meeting- GM Boardroom- 8:30 – 10:00 am

August
4 Public Policy Advisory Council Meeting- GM Boardroom- 8:30 – 10:00 am

September
1 Public Policy Advisory Council Meeting- GM Boardroom- 8:30 – 10:00 am


Public Policy Advisory Council, October 1, 2015

Posted by Randy Paine, on Thu October 01 2015 at 04:38 PM



I.  WELCOME By Bill Lynch 8:30am

II. BUSINESS ITEMS Bill Lynch

A. Review Minutes:
1. August 6, 2015 Advisory Council Meeting- Consider Approval.

B. Ex Officio Reports: Ex Officio Members will be invited to provide brief report on the priorities of the elected office they represent.
1. State Representatives
2. Federal Representatives
3. Comptroller’s Office

C. Transportation Summit Follow Up:
1. Expressing opinions on Tolling and Transit to the North Texas COG Transportation Board Members
2. Expressing the same thing to our Tarrant county legislative delegation.
3. Raising member voices on issues

D. Post Session Event:  Continue discussion on hosting a past state Legislature Delegation Event.

E. Relationships: The Council will discuss its ongoing focus on developing relationships at the Local, State and Federal levels.
1. Local
2. State
3. Federal

F. Advisory Council Composition:  The Council will discuss the Council’s composition.

III. STRATEGIC & ANNUAL PLAN REVIEW Bill Lynch
The Advisory Council will finalize its review of the Council’s operations relative to issues to be recommended to the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

IV. Adjourn


Public Policy Advisory Council, June 11, 2015

Posted by Randy Paine, on Thu June 11 2015 at 03:50 PM



I.  WELCOME Bill Lynch

II. BUSINESS ITEMS Bill Lynch

A. Review Minutes:
1. May 7, 2015 Advisory Council Meeting- Consider Approval.

B. Ex Officio Reports: Ex Officio Members will be invited to provide brief report on the priorities of the elected office they represent.
1. State Representatives
2. Federal Representatives
3. Comptroller’s Office

C. Post Session Event:  The Council will consider hosting a post legislative session event affording Arlington State Elected Officials the opportunity to meet with the Chamber membership to review and discuss the recently concluded State Legislative Session.

D. Relationships: The Council will discuss its ongoing focus on developing relationships at the Local, State and Federal levels.
1. Local
2. State
3. Federal

E. Advisory Council Composition:  The Council will discuss the Council’s composition.

III. STRATEGIC & ANNUAL PLAN REVIEW Wes Jurey
The Advisory Council will finalize its review of the Council’s operations relative to issues to be recommended to the Chambers’ Board of Directors.

IV. OTHER BUSINESS

A. Future meeting schedule/topics
1. FY 2015 Meeting Dates

B. Other Items


Public Policy Advisory Council, May 7, 2015

Posted by Randy Paine, on Thu May 07 2015 at 03:34 PM



I.  WELCOME Bill Lynch

II. BUSINESS ITEMS Bill Lynch

A. Review Minutes:
1. Consider approval of the minutes of the April 2, 2015 Advisory Council Meeting.

B. Legislative Delegation Reports:
1. State representatives
2. Federal representatives
3. Comptroller’s Office representative- Matthew Birdwell

C. State Appointment Process:

D. Building Relationships:
1. State
a. Legislature
b. Agencies
2. City Council
3. County Commissioners Court
4. Federal
a. Congress
b. Agencies

E. Advisory Council Composition:
1. Business Sectors
2. Chamber
3. External

III. STRATEGIC & ANNUAL PLAN REVIEW Wes Jurey

The Advisory Council will finalize its review of the Council’s operations relative to issues to be recommended to the Chambers’ Board of Directors.

IV. OTHER BUSINESS

A. Future meeting schedule/topics
1. FY 2015 Meeting Dates

B. Other Items


Public Policy Advisory Council, April 2, 2015

Posted by Randy Paine, on Thu April 02 2015 at 03:22 PM



I.  WELCOME Bill Lynch

II. BUSINESS ITEMS Bill Lynch

A. Review Minutes:
1. March 12, 2015 Advisory Council Meeting- Consider Approval.

B. Legislative Delegation Reports:

C. State Appointment Process:

D. Legislative Relationships:

E. Advocacy Relationships: 

F. City Relationships:

G. Council Composition:

III. STRATEGIC & ANNUAL PLAN REVIEW Wes Jurey
The Advisory Council will finalize its review of the Council’s operations relative to issues to be recommended to the Chambers’ Board of Directors.

IV. OTHER BUSINESS

A. Future meeting schedule/topics
1. FY 2015 Meeting Dates

B. Other Items


Public Policy Advisory Council, March 12, 2015

Posted by Randy Paine, on Thu March 12 2015 at 03:26 PM



I.  WELCOME Bill Lynch

II. BUSINESS ITEMS Bill Lynch

A. Review Minutes:
1. February 5, 2015 Advisory Council Meeting- Consider Approval.

B. Legislative Delegation Reports:

C. State Appointment Process:

D. Legislative Relationships:

E. Advocacy Relationships: 

F. City Relationships:

G. Council Composition:

III. STRATEGIC & ANNUAL PLAN REVIEW Wes Jurey
The Advisory Council will continue its review of the Council’s operations to garner feedback from members of the Council, relative to issues that should be reviewed by the Board of Directors.

A. In the past year, what has the role of the PPAC been?
1. Objectives
2. Accomplishments
3. Short Comings

B. What should it be going forward?
1. For our large investors
2. For our mid to small investors
3. For our non-member community partners
4. For the greater Chamber of Commerce Community in our region
5. For the Chamber itself as an entity

C. What do we need from Chamber staff to be effective?

D. Input Requested
1. What should we continue?
2. What should we discontinue?
3. What should we add?

IV. OTHER BUSINESS

A. Future meeting schedule/topics
1. FY 2015 Meeting Dates

B. Other Items


Public Policy Advisory Council, February 5, 2015

Posted by Randy Paine, on Thu February 05 2015 at 03:39 PM



I.  WELCOME Bill Lynch

II. BUSINESS ITEMS Bill Lynch

A. Minutes: of January 7, 2015 Executive Committee Meeting- Consider Approval

B. Minutes: of January 8, 2015 Advisory Council Meeting- Consider Approval.

C. Arlington/HEB to Austin: January 27-29, 2015

D. Legislative Relationships: Discuss members of the Council in terms of maintaining relationships with House and Senate members from Arlington.

E. Advocacy Relationships:  Discuss developing relationships with the firms and lobbyists that represent the Chamber’s corporate members and strategic partners.

F. City Relationships: Discuss members of the Council in terms of (1) developing issues members have in dealing with the city; and (2) maintaining relationships with City Council members.

G. Council Composition: Review current members, and consider expansion of the Council.

III. STRATEGIC & ANNUAL PLAN REVIEW Wes Jurey
The Advisory Council will continue its review of the Council’s operations to garner feedback from members of the Council, relative to issues that should be reviewed by the Board of Directors.

H. In the past year, what has the role of the PPAC been?
1. Objectives
2. Accomplishments
3. Short Comings

I. What should it be going forward?
1. For our large investors
2. For our mid to small investors
3. For our non-member community partners
4. For the greater Chamber of Commerce Community in our region
5. For the Chamber itself as an entity

J. What do we need from Chamber staff to be effective?

K. Input Requested
1. What should we continue?
2. What should we discontinue?
3. What should we add?

IV. OTHER BUSINESS

A. Future meeting schedule/topics
a. FY 2015 Meeting Dates

B. Other Items


Public Policy Advisory Council, January 8, 2015

Posted by Randy Paine, on Thu January 08 2015 at 03:52 PM



I. WELCOME Bill Lynch

II. BUSINESS ITEMS Bill Lynch

A. Minutes: of December 4, 2014 Meeting: Consider Approval.
B. Council Composition: Review current members, and consider expansion of the Council.
C. Arlington/HEB to Austin: January 27-29, 2015
1. Goals for the trip - review
2. 3 Day Agenda – review
3. Attendance – review
4. Sponsors – review
5. Actions needed - review
D. Legislative Relationships: Discuss members of the Committee in terms of maintaining relationships with House and Senate members from Arlington.
E. City Relationships: Discuss members of the committee in terms of (1) developing issues members have in dealing with the city; and (2) maintaining relationships with City Council members.
F. Advocacy Relationships: Discuss developing relationships with the firms and lobbyists that represent the Chamber’s corporate members and strategic partners.

III. STRATEGIC & ANNUAL PLAN REVIEW Wes Jurey
The Advisory Council will continue its review of the Council’s operations to garner feedback from members of the Council, relative to issues that should be reviewed by the Board of Directors.
G. In the past year, what has the role of the PPAC been?
1. Objectives
2. Accomplishments
3. Short Comings
H. What should it be going forward?
1. For our large investors
2. For our mid to small investors
3. For our non-member community partners
4. For the greater Chamber of Commerce Community in our region
5. For the Chamber itself as an entity
I. What do we need from Chamber staff to be effective?
J. Input Requested
1. What should we continue?
2. What should we discontinue?
3. What should we add?
IV. OTHER BUSINESS
A. Future meeting schedule/topics
a. FY 2015 Meeting Dates
B. Other Items


Public Policy Advisory Council, December 4, 2014

Posted by Randy Paine, on Thu December 04 2014 at 04:06 PM



I.  WELCOME Bill Lynch

II. BUSINESS ITEMS Bill Lynch

A. Minutes: of November 12, 2014 Meeting: Consider Approval.

B. Council Composition: Review current members, and consider expansion of the Council.

C. Arlington/HEB to Austin: January 27-29, 2015
1. Goals for the trip - review
2. Elected Officials to visit - review
3. State Agencies to visit - review
4. Legislative Agenda - distribute
5. 3 Day Agenda - review

D. Legislative Relationships: Discuss members of the Committee in terms of maintaining relationships with House and Senate members from Arlington.

E. City Relationships: Discuss members of the committee in terms of (1) developing issues members have in dealing with the city; and (2) maintaining relationships with City Council members.

F. Advocacy Relationships:  Discuss developing relationships with the firms and lobbyists that represent the Chamber’s corporate members and strategic partners.

III. STRATEGIC & ANNUAL PLAN REVIEW Wes Jurey
At the Chamber Board of Directors meeting in September, it was announced that the Annual and Strategic plans for the Chamber would be reviewed during the first 6 months of our 2015 fiscal year for two primary purposes: (1) to ensure that we have adequate information relative to new or revised strategic plans being developed by the City of Arlington, the University of Texas at Arlington, and the Arlington Independent School District; and (2) to ensure that the Chamber’s officers, members of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Advisory Councils have ample time to conduct a thoughtful analysis of our current focus, relative to current and future projected needs of our community.

Accordingly, each Advisory council has been asked to review the operations of their area of oversight.  For us, that means the work of the Center for Public Policy. Similar reviews will be conducted by all other councils, to garner feedback from members of each Council, relative to issues that should be reviewed by the Board of Directors.

G. In the past year, what has the role of the PPAC been?
1. Objectives
2. Accomplishments
3. Short Comings

H. What should it be going forward?
1. For our large investors
2. For our mid to small investors
3. For our non-member community partners
4. For the greater Chamber of Commerce Community in our region
5. For the Chamber itself as an entity

I. What do we need from Chamber staff to be effective?

J. Input Requested
1. What should we continue?
2. What should we discontinue?
3. What should we add?

IV. OTHER BUSINESS

A. Future meeting schedule/topics
a. FY 2015 Meeting Dates
B. Other Items


Public Policy Advisory Council, November 12, 2014

Posted by Randy Paine, on Wed November 12 2014 at 04:07 PM



I.  Welcome Bill Lynch

II. Business Items Bill Lynch

A. Minutes of August 13, 2014 Meeting: Consider Approval

B. Minutes of November 6, 2014 Executive Committee Meeting

C. Council Composition: Review of current members, and consider expansion of the Council

D. Arlington/HEB to Austin January 27-29, 2015
1. Goals for the trip - propose
2. Elected Officials to visit - propose
3. State Agencies to visit - propose
4. Legislative Agenda
5. 3 Day Agenda

III. STRATEGIC & ANNUAL PLAN REVIEW Wes Jurey
At the Chamber Board of Directors meeting in September, it was announced that the Annual and Strategic plans for the Chamber would be reviewed during the first 6 months of our 2015 fiscal year for two primary purposes: (1) to ensure that we have adequate information relative to new or revised strategic plans being developed by the City of Arlington, the University of Texas at Arlington, and the Arlington Independent School District; and (2) to ensure that the Chamber’s officers, members of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Advisory Councils have ample time to conduct a thoughtful analysis of our current focus, relative to current and future projected needs of our community.

Accordingly, each Advisory council has been asked to review the operations of their area of oversight.  For us, that means the work of the Center for Public Policy. Similar reviews will be conducted by all other councils, to garner feedback from members of each Council, relative to issues that should be reviewed by the Board of Directors.

E. In the past year, what has the role of the PPAC been
1. Objectives
2. Accomplishments
3. Short Comings

F. What should it be going forward
1. For our large investors
2. For our mid to small investors
3. For our non-member community partners
4. For the greater Chamber of Commerce Community in our region
5. For the Chamber itself as an entity

G. What do we need from Chamber staff to be effective?

H. Input Requested
1. What should we continue?
2. What should we discontinue?
3. What should we add?

IV. Other Business

A. Future meeting schedule/topics
a. FY 2015 Meeting Dates
B. Other Items


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