• Business Issues & Public Policy
    Committee (BIPP)

  • The Business Issues & Public Policy (BIPP) Committee identifies and acts on key business and community issues of interest to Chamber members. Areas of focus include local, state and federal legislative issues, as well as business and industry related issues such as transportations, development, environmental health & safety, regulation and business trends. The committee makes recommendations to the Chamber Board of Directors for official adoption. The committee also informs and educates membership and members of the Mountain View community on key issues through topical forums, written communications, and publicity.

    The committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, 12:00pm – 1:30pm via Zoom. To join, please read the guidelines below and send an email to info@chambermv.org to request an invitation to the next meeting.


    Qualification of Members

    Any Chamber member in good standing is eligible to become a member of the BIPP committee. To become a BIPP committee member, a Chamber member must attend a BIPP meeting and submit a committee agreement form. Attendance at a second BIPP meeting signifies committee membership and voting privileges. Attendance count will be taken via sign-in form or over Zoom. The BIPP Committee shall meet at regular intervals. Absence of a Committee member from three consecutive meetings without an excuse deemed valid by the Committee Co-chairs may be construed as a resignation of that Committee member.


    Each member business in good standing shall be entitled to one vote. A member is in good standing if it has met the committee attendance requirements and paid its dues in full for the current year, and is not in arrears in paying its dues and any other Chamber payment/s for any previous year or years. Once voting privileges have been met, a BIPP member may transfer his/her vote via proxy if they are unable to attend a meeting.

    Meeting Agenda

    The staff and the Committee Co-chairs will review and set the agenda items in advance of meeting in accordance with the mission. Items that are aligned with Chamber public policy principles and/or have a committee history of taking position on a similar item will be placed on a consent calendar.

    Meeting Confidentiality (To be read by Chair at beginning of meetings)

    All Chamber meetings are confidential unless specifically determined otherwise by the CEO, COO or the Board of Directors. Therefore, unless noticed otherwise, it is to be understood that any statements made Chamber meetings will not be made public. Additionally, any recommendation from a committee to the Board of Directors shall not be made public. It is important that the organization speak as one voice.


    Thank you to our BIPP Sponsors!

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