Advocacy

The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate for and voice of business in Silver Spring, serving our members in ways that not only enhance our business community, but also improve the quality of life and the well-being of our residents and visitors. Our Government Affairs Committee and our Leadership are resources to Montgomery County and Maryland government officials on issues, plans, policies, and laws that affect our members, including:

 

  • Budget, taxes, and fees
  • Economic development
  • Property development and redevelopment
  • Public transportation and parking
  • Regulations, including health, safety, and fire rules

Each year, the Chamber develops State and County legislative priority agendas which make clear to our elected officials what is important to business. GSSCC gives our members access to their elected representatives by sponsoring events that provide an opportunity for dialogue.  And GSSCC actively speaks on behalf of our members, presenting oral and written testimony on key issues at meetings of the Montgomery County Council and in other venues.

 

During election years, the Chamber compiles a “report card” highlighting incumbents’ records on issues of interest to business and hosts "Meet the Candidates" events for members.

 

More details are available in the Public Policy Section of our website.