Chamber Chat

Team Radio Marketing Group - March 20, 2017 9:31 am

Rich Cantillon

Friday we will have our Ponca Politics Forum with our Oklahoma legislators Sen. Eddie Fields, Rep. SteveVaughan and Rep. John Pfeiffer at noon in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and ask questions.

We had one of our largest crowds at our last forum held in February. There were a lot of great questions asked. You can view the forum on the city website and it will also be on the chamber’s Facebook page. The forum will end at 1 p.m.

Here is information on our Ponca Politics committee:

Objective: Promote responsible legislation and government which creates an environment for economic development and enhances quality of life for our city and region at all levels of government.

Membership: Open to any Chamber member

Goals:

  • To develop recommendations to be presented to the Chamber Board of Directors on federal, state, county and area legislative issues that affect the business environment, and communicate the Chamber’s position to appropriate officials and the general public.

  • To conduct public forums such as “Ponca Politics” to discuss pertinent issues on a non-partisan basis.

  • To continue to communicate with Chamber members on legislative issues that affect our region and state.

  • To educate our Chamber members and area citizens how to get registered and how to vote.

  • To identify, promote and support those serving on state and federal level boards.

  • To host an elected officials appreciation picnic.

  • To promote voter registration.

  • To work to increase Ponca City area citizens’ involvement with local and state governments by serving on various boards in Ponca City and within Kay County.

  • To host “Ponca City Day” in the Capitol rotunda during the legislative session to promote Ponca City.

Legislative issues: Support passenger rail service; support adequate funding for Oklahoma Department of Tourism; support adequate funding for K-12 education, technology centers and higher education; support no unfunded mandates; support online sales tax collection; support sales tax enforcement; and, support adequate funding for infrastructure needs.

Meeting Date: 4th Friday – 11 a.m. City Hall in the McFadden Room.

Chair: Barry Bickle, Eastman National Bank

Vice Chair: Bruce DeMuth, Pioneer Technology Center

 

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