Advocacy Blog

Developmentally Disabled Emergency Funding Stalls in State House

By Joe Galli The Arizona House of Representatives will hopefully soon take up Senator Sylvia Allen’s bill, SB 1225, which passed the Arizona Senate 24 – 6 with bipartisan support […]

Youth Employment Bill to Revive Student Starter Jobs

By Victoria Harker Reprinted from Arizona Chamber Business News A bill to boost part-time employment for students in Arizona is headed to the Senate this week, and the sponsor is […]

Mayor & City Council Thwart Economic Development with Affordable Housing Component

On the evening of 19 February, the Mayor and City Council were presented an ordinance to rezone approximately 15 acres of land at Butler and Sawmill from light industrial and […]

SB1225 Disabled Service Provider Assistance

The City of Flagstaff’s recently adopted wage mandates, and subsequent mandated wage hikes on local employers have taken a toll on much more than Flagstaff’s small businesses. Beyond the price […]

HB2523 Youth Employment Bill

Government wage mandates force younger employees out of the workplace. As governments mandate employers pay employees higher wages, employers seek to find older, more developed, skilled workers closing the entry-level […]

2019 Greater Flagstaff Chamber Business Priorities for Flagstaff City Council

Delivery of City Courthouse Design and construction of the new City of Flagstaff Municipal Court Services Complex is a top priority for our community. We encourage the process to move […]

HOME AGAIN: Chamber Board and Staff Welcomes Joe Galli back!

Lauren Bradley, Flagstaff Chamber Intern, sat down with Joe Galli, who recently returned to the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce. Joe served the Flagstaff Chamber as Vice President, Government Affairs […]

2019 Arizona Chamber Executives Statewide Legislative Agenda for Arizona Business

State Business Education • Advocate for new and increased financial resources with accountability measures for K-12 education and public higher education programs to ensure Arizona has the qualified workforce it […]

Final List of City Council and Mayoral Candidates

This is the official list of candidates for the Mayoral and City Council elections to be held November 6, 2018. No primary election will be necessary.

Proposed Changes to City Business Licensing

Proposed Changes to City Business Licensing Last week, the City of Flagstaff proposed changes to business license regulations including Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) fees. This was the first notice of […]

Fee Increase at Grand Canyon No Longer Considered

The Interior Department retreated from a plan to increase fees at Natl Parks. This is a win for our local economy. We opposed the fee increases and applaud this decision. […]


The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce is opposed to the significant increase in fees being proposed at many National Parks, including the Grand Canyon. A letter addressed to Michael T. […]

2018 ACE Legislative Agenda Announced

Each year we work with the Arizona Chamber Executives comprised of Chambers of Commerce across the state to draft a Legislative Agenda for Arizona business. Our 2018 Legislative Agenda provides […]

Challenge to Sustainable Wages Act Defeated in Courts

  The motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Joe Bader against Elevate Flagstaff has been granted. The lawsuit, case number CV2017-0031 in the Superior Court for the State of […]

City of Flagstaff- Transect Zoning Code

The City of Flagstaff is considering changing the zoning code to make it more restrictive. Only three years ago in May of 2014 we as a city overwhelmingly voted in [...]

State Transportation Board approves 2018-2022 Five-Year Construction Program

  State Transportation Board approves 2018-2022 Five-Year Construction Program Expansion projects along busy corridors to improve commutes, commercial travel Projects will increase capacity on key commerce corridors including Interstate 10, […]

City Council Update 5-17-17

Last night the Flagstaff City Council unanimously approved the sale of 32 acres of City owned property on the corner of Pulliam & John Wesley Powell near the Airport. The [...]

Minimum Wage Update: 4/4/17

Flagstaff Minimum Wage Ordinance Need To Know: $10.50 rate is effective July 1, 2017 Employers must pay the Flagstaff minimum wage to each employee who works 25 hours or more [...]

City Council Update 3/21/17

City Council Meeting Update Last night the Flagstaff City Council voted 6-1 to amend Proposition 414. The amendment changes the timeline (see chart below) to a more gradual increase in [...]

$15 an Hour Minimum Wage Will Cost Jobs

Proponents of increasing the minimum wage generally argue that it will improve the standard of living for low income earners. However numerous studies including one completed by the Congressional Budget […]

Prop 123

The Board of Directors of the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously to endorse Proposition 123. This investment in education is critical to the future of Arizona. We are […]

Yes on Prop 123

The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce strongly encourages you to vote YES on Prop 123. We support Governor Ducey’s K-12 education plan to allow additional and sustainable funding that our […]

2016 Legislative Agenda for Business

Representing the interests of Business before Government The Chamber led in the creation and discussion of the Arizona Chamber Executives legislative agenda. This annual legislative agenda represents shared business interests […]

February Newsletter

The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce joined dozens of business leaders from across the State at the Chamber Advocacy Day at the Legislature at the front of February. We had […]

April Magazine Piece

The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce advocates for business at all levels of government. As an independent non-profit we represent a pro business voice that supports a reasonable competitive environment [...]


The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce working on your behalf. We are represented on the Flagstaff Dark Skies Lighting Code Working Group along with other community leaders from Lowell Observatory, […]

Advocacy Advantage 8/2/2013

  August 2, 2013 Welcome to a new level of advocacy Hello, and welcome to the all new edition of the Flagstaff Chamber’sadvocacy newsletter, from the desk of the Government Affairs Director, […]

Advocacy Advantage 4/26

This is the third issue of our new Advocacy Advantage newsletter! If you are interested in receiving future mailings pertaining to the Chamber’s serious Advocacy work on your behalf, please […]

Advocacy Advantage Issue 2

Advocacy Advantage   Having trouble viewing this email? Click here   Hi, just a reminder that you’re receiving this email because you have expressed an interest in Flagstaff Chamber of […]

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