About the Government Affairs Council

GAC Mission Statement

The mission of the Government Affairs Council (GAC) is to provide a basis for the Fresno Chamber of Commerce to act and influence local, state and federal government issues and have a good working relationship with its elected officials, thus creating a favorable and profitable business climate.

Each year, the Chamber takes positions on laws that are being considered at all levels of government. Efforts are continually made to nurture relationships with local, regional and state elected officials and their staff to ensure that our member businesses are represented on issues that might have an impact to our city, region and state.

The Government Affairs Council (GAC) meets monthly (usually the second Wednesday of each month at noon at the Chamber. All members of the Chamber are invited to attend meetings, however, only the members of the GAC are allowed to vote on the agenda items.

Council Members

Chair: Gayle Holman
Community Health System

Vice Chair: Liz McIlvaine
Total Concepts

Mike Betts
Betts Company

Richard Braden
JEM Restaurant Management

Richard Caglia
Caglia Environmental

Kyle Chaney
Guarantee Real Estate

Joe Denham
Denham Resources

Ed Dunkel
Precision Engineering

Ruth Evans
The Evans HR Group

Jared Gordon
Jared Gordon Law

Rex Hime
Western Electrical Contractors Association

David Hoffman
Hoffman Security

Debbie Hunsaker

Ryan Jacobsen
Fresno County Farm Bureau

Scott Miller
Fresno Chamber of Commerce

Bill Robinson
Sol Development

Nick Rocca
Rocca Ranches

Lorraine Salazar
Sals Mexican Restaurant

Serop Torrossian
Kaiser Permanente

Jennette Williams
Citizens Business Bank