Public Policy Council

Tyler Lowe, 2019 Public Policy Council Chair
Manager, Community and Government Relations, Vulcan Materials


The Public Policy Council is the primary voice in advocating for members on government and public affairs. The council gathers input from committees, members, and partnering organizations and communicates the concerns and positions of the business community to local, state, and federal elected officials and government agencies.

To learn more about how you can join a committee within our Public Policy Council, contact Stephanie Reyes at sreyes@sachamber.org or call 210-229-2162.

 

Legislative Advisory Committee

Kathy Garcia, 2019 Committee Co-Chair
Vice President of Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy

Naomi Miller, 2019 Committee Co-Chair
Director of Governmental Relations, Northside Independent School District

The Legislative Advisory Committee creates and implements the Chamber’s state and federal legislative agendas developed by Chamber committees who identify issues that impact San Antonio’s business climate. The committee also researches, discusses, and implements the Chamber’s legislative priorities during the Texas State Legislative Session, special sessions, and the interims.

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Energy and Sustainability Committee

Mike Asmus2019 Committee Co-Chair
Public Affairs Director, Alamo Area Council of Governments

Angela Rodriguez, 2019 Committee Co-Chair
Interim Director, Climate and Sustainability, CPS Energy

The Energy and Sustainability Committee identifies and supports long-term, cost-effective energy sources and policies to promote sustainability for economic growth in our community.

Interested in making your business sustainable and more energy efficient? Visit these websites for more information on sustainable business practices in our community.

  • Build San Antonio Green: Program that provides a variety of options for builders wishing to build green, in both new construction and the retrofit of existing structures.
  • Commercial HVAC Rebates: CPS Energy program to cut down your company’s biggest expense: heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
  • Commercial Lighting Rebates: CPS Energy program to defray the costs of lighting improvements.
  • Commercial Demand Response: CPS Energy program rewards you for reducing energy use during peak demand days.
  • Commercial Solar Rebates: CPS Energy program that offers rebates when solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are installed.
  • UTSA Sustainable Business Program: Helps small businesses understand and adopt sustainable business practices to benefit both the bottom line and the environment.

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Water Committee

Alfredo Arce, 2019 Committee Chair
Vice President – Client Development Leader of the South Central Texas Region for HDR Engineering

The Water Committee works to identify and support long-term political solutions to ensure an adequate, affordable, and quality supply of water on a regional basis.

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Transportation Committee

Ivan Jaime, 2019 Committee Chair
Senior Director, Public Affairs, Union Pacific

The Transportation Committee advocates for new and innovative methods of transportation funding that satisfy the infrastructure needs of San Antonio and the region.

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¡VIVA San Antonio!

J.D. Salinas, 2019 Committee Chair
Director of External Affairs, AT&T

¡VIVA San Antonio! is the Chamber’s biennial advocacy day in Austin that allows San Antonio business and community leaders the opportunity to meet with key state legislators and agency leaders.

Click here for more information or to register for ¡VIVA San Antonio!.

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