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Business and Government Affairs

A non-partisan committee comprised of members from diverse industries, this group meets twice a month when the State Legislature is in session. The committee is responsible for helping guide the Chamber’s advocacy efforts by reviewing pending legislation and regulations for their impact on the membership and develops positions that enhance economic growth and develops programs that inform and encourage members to participate in the Chamber’s government affairs initiatives.

Our mission is to speak with one unified voice to promote the economic vitality of the region through diverse and equal representation.

The BGA Committee consistently advocates on behalf of issues such as:

  • Economic growth and proposed employer mandates
  • Energy
  • Transportation Healthcare
  • Workforce Development, Education, and Affordable Housing
  • Public Infrastructure

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The business and government affairs committee meets twice per month (2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7:30-9 a.m.) when the State Legislature is in session. The committee is responsible for helping guide the Chamber's advocacy efforts by reviewing pending legislation and regulations for their impact on the membership.

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2019 BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MEETING DATES AND TIMES*: 
January 9 | January 23 | February 13 | February 27 | March 13 | March 27 | April 10 | April 24 | May8 | May22 | June 12 
*All meetings are held from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Metro North Chamber of Commerce

Steve Balcerovich

Steve Balcerovich is a Colorado native raised on a farming and ranching operation near Kiowa, Colorado (Western Elbert County) where his mom taught school for fifty-two years.  Steve is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder with a B.S. in business. During his college tenure, he served two years as a student lobbyist for the university and one year as student body co-president.

Soon after college graduation, Steve began employment at Public Service of Colorado, one of the nation’s largest gas, electric, and steam utilities. He worked there for over fourteen years, including the last eight years as a part of a two-person corporate lobby team.  Steve left Public Service in l998 to start his own lobbying business. Today, Steve has twenty-five years of experience representing special districts: water, gas, and electric utilities; major corporations; chambers of commerce; and professional trade associations. Steve works in a bipartisan manner and has maintained excellent professional relationships on both sides of the aisle.

Kathy Oatis

Kathy Oatis is a Colorado native with 35 years of success representing government, professional associations, and a wide variety of business clients before the legislative and executive branches of Colorado state government.  Often this work requires managing high-profile legislation and amendments throughout the legislative process of the Colorado General Assembly.

Kathy launched her professional lobbying career as Government Affairs Manager for US WEST.  As mentioned, during that time she met Steve and start working with him on addressing corporate and utility related issues.  She started her own lobbying firm in 1994.

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