The McKinney Chamber of Commerce actively advances and protects the pro-business climate in McKinney through its government affairs department. This department represents local businesses and drives public policy at the local, state and regional levels on behalf of the business community. We represent your interests in the halls of government – a critical part of your Chamber membership.

In addition, the Chamber works cooperatively with the City of McKinney on our joint legislative agenda with the assistance of our legislative consultant based in Austin. Our goal is to keep the membership informed of issues affecting the business community and North Texas, while providing candidate information for local elections and encourage a strong voter turnout.

One way the Chamber offers its dedication to advocacy is through GLI (Government & Legislative Issues Committee). This committee involves business members of the community in the state, local, and county initiatives, regulations and legislation that impact business. The committee meets the first Friday of every month at 8:15 a.m. in the Chamber Conference Room. You do not have to be a committee member to attend.

At the next GLI meeting on May 3, Curtis Rippee, the President of the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees will be speaking on the priorities and initiatives of the Board and host a Q & A with GLI members (Click here for Rippee's bio). In the General and Special Elections to be held May 11, there are no contested races for McKinney Independent School District Board of Trustees. Incumbents Maria McKinzie (Place 1), Bobby Amick (Place 2), Kathi Livezey (Place 3) and Curtis Rippee (Place 7) are running unopposed and the three remaining seats on the MISD Board of Trustees are not up for election until 2015.

While the Chamber is actively working for you, your participation is still necessary. The McKinney Chamber of Commerce reminds you that local elected officials make important decisions that significantly impact our lives, families and community. Voter turnout in local elections is historically low – take the time to educate yourself on the candidates and their views and remember to make your voice heard and vote!


About the McKinney Chamber of Commerce

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the McKinney business community and proudly serves as the unified business voice of McKinney. The McKinney Chamber of Commerce proudly serves over 1,200 member businesses representing over 39,000 employees throughout the North Texas region. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works in concert with the City of McKinney, community partners and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business, and earned its four-star accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As publisher of McKinney Magazine, McKinneyOnline and, the McKinney Chamber markets the community’s advantages as the foremost location for doing business.