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Business Advocacy Council

The Business Advocacy Council (BAC) is another benefit of partnership and provides a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state, and federal governmental issues.

The Chamber is proud to provide key legislative programs as another benefit of partnership. The Business Advocacy Council (BAC) provides a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state, and federal governmental issues. BAC members review and take positions on a range of business-related legislation and issues and vote to approve any legislative positions that align with the board-approved public policy platform.

Homelessness is top of mind right now. Winter is coming. Data from Washington County in January show an average of 800 people experience homeless each evening. We believe that number may be growing. Metro’s Supportive Housing Services funds are coming here. Shelters and options are in development.

How is this affecting our local west side community? Will we see more unhoused neighbors at our business’s front doors? Is this a larger public safety conversation? How are the Metro and city funds addressing the issue in Beaverton? How do we come together to model community-based, supportive – and integrated – solutions?

The Chamber is bringing together the experts – those on the front lines – who are seeking business’ input and partnership. What can and might our businesses and organizations do hand-in-hand to create this unique community approach?

Now is the most important time to have this conversation and seek input. Be a part of this – all voices are needed.  Join us on Nov. 3 at the Beaverton Business Forum, brought to you by the Beaverton Chamber’s Business Advocacy Council. Hear from these community members and learn how Beaverton is at the forefront of addressing this crucial issue.


The BAC currently meets virtually on the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 am.  This meeting is open to all partners, while appointed council members have voting authority.

If you are interested in a formal appointment to the BAC,  call 503.350.2006.