Public Policy Council

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 or call 210-229-2162.

Legislative Advisory Committee

Jaymie Mangelsdorf, 2021 Committee Chair
Senior Executive Director for Government Relations, UT Health San Antonio

The Legislative Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of our Public Policy Council, is a group of appointed representatives from each of the Chamber’s council and committees who commit to conducting research and analysis for a more comprehensive approach to policy.


Infrastructure Committee

Melisa Montemayor, 2021 Committee Chair
Group Director & Vice President, HNTB Corporation

The Infrastructure Committee works to identify thoughtful policy and strategic infrastructure investments focused on everything from mobility and online connectivity, to energy and natural resources. The committee seeks to identify solutions and financing mechanisms for critical infrastructure projects essential to San Antonio businesses.


¡VIVA San Antonio!

Tyler Lowe, 2021 ¡VIVA San Antonio! Chair
Manager, Community & Government Relations, Southwest & Mountain West Division, Vulcan Materials Company

¡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.


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