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OneVoice Task Forces

Play a part in shaping regional legislation through creating the OneVoice Regional Legislative Agenda. The agenda is developed through the collaboration of more than 500 individuals representing hundreds of businesses and more than 75 chambers of commerce, municipalities, counties and economic development organizations.

Task forces will meet throughout the summer to create a list of top priorities. The top priority in each focus area will be placed on the 2019 OneVoice Agenda, and task forces’ other priorities will be presented for consideration at the OneVoice Regional Legislative Summit on Sept. 7. Collectively, the Chamber and its regional partners work together at the summit to create a comprehensive agenda built upon the top priorities identified by attendees. Once compiled, each partner is asked to formally endorse the OneVoice Legislative Agenda and add their organization’s support to the region’s most important issues.

To ensure the region’s top priorities are represented, please ask a representative from your organization to join us on one of the task forces.

All task force meetings will be held in the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s offices, located at 1 West 3rd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103.


BUSINESS & ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES
Chair: Corey Williams, Sustainable Tulsa
Contact: Sam Peyton, Government Affairs Director | 918.560.0219
The Business & Environmental Resources Task Force will discuss policy issues surrounding Oklahoma’s natural resources and energy conservation. This task force will focus upon air quality, water use, energy conservation, state and federal regulations, and other natural resource use-related issues.


DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMY & TAXES
Chair: Fred Barnes, Macy's
Contact: Sam Peyton, Government Affairs Director | 918.560.0219

The Development, Economy and Taxes Task Force will focus on local infrastructure issues regulated by the state including municipal revenue sources and transportation, economic development issues facing the region, and tax-related issues such as tax incentives and credits.


EDUCATION
Chair: Tim Lyons, TTCU Federal Credit Union
Contact: Zack Stoycoff, Vice President of Government Affairs | 918-500-0531
The Education Task Force addresses issues at all levels of education to enhance career pathway opportunities and build the region's talent pipeline. This includes a focus on early childhood, K-12, CareerTech and higher education.


ENERGY
Chair: Geoff Hager, Big Elk Energy
Contact: Sam Peyton, Government Affairs Director | 918.560.0219

The Energy Task Force will discuss policy issues that impact our state's oil and gas industry at both the state and federal level. It will also consider alternative energy development including LNG, CNG, biofuels, nuclear, ethanol, wind power and solar energy sources.


HEALTH CARE ADVOCACY
Chair: Dr. John Schumann, OU-Tulsa
Contact: Zack Stoycoff, Vice President of Government Affairs | 918-500-0531
The Health Care  Advocacy Task Force develops state and federal legislative policies that address issues related to the health of the region’s workforce, employer benefits, consumer-based health care, insurance reform, public health, Medicaid and indigent care funding.


REGIONAL TOURISM
Chair: Ken Busby, Route 66 Alliance
Contact: Sam Peyton, Government Affairs Director | 918.560.0219

The Regional Tourism Task Force will address efforts to enhance the region's hospitality and convention and visitors' industry, including event incentive initiatives.


SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Chair: Nicole Morgan, Resolute PR
Contact: Zack Stoycoff, Vice President of Government Affairs | 918-500-0531

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Task Force identifies state and federal legislative priorities aimed at promoting the growth of small businesses and startups, incentivizing and facilitating entrepreneurship, easing the regulatory burden on small business owners and addressing other issues impacting small businesses and entrepreneurs.


TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE
Chair: Dana Weber, Webco Industries
Contact: Sam Peyton, Government Affairs Director | 918.560.0219

The Transportation and Infrastructure Task Force establishes policies on transportation issues at the state and federal levels, as well as key issues regarding public infrastructure. This may include street, highway, mass transit, bridge, port/waterway, rail and intermodal funding; federal incentives for clean fuel cars; transportation taxes and fees; solvency of the federal highway trust fund; toll roads and other transportation-related issues.


WORKFORCE & HR
Chair: Jennifer Jezek, York Electronic Systems, Inc.
Contact: Zack Stoycoff, Vice President of Government Affairs | 918-500-0531
The Workforce & HR Task Force identifies state and federal legislative priorities to develop and strengthen the region’s workforce and address employers’ HR issues. This includes talent development beyond primary and higher education, employee recruitment and labor and employee relations.

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