The Legislative Committee is tasked with promoting the business interests of the region as they correspond to the legislative process. This active committee hosts both a pre and wrap-up legislative breakfast with elected officials and meets weekly during the session and monthly throughout the year to review all business related bills. Special interests are heard in this committee, which coordinates with the Maryland State Chamber of Commerce to lend a voice for Allegany County.

Chair: Jeremy G. Irons, Carl Belt, Inc.

Vice Chair: Patsy Koontz, Western Maryland Health System

2019 Proposed Minimum Wage Increase – Action Needed

2019 Minimum Wage Survey Results

2018 Legislative Committee News & Position Statements

2017 Legislative Committee News & Position Statements

2017 Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast

2016 Legislative Committee News & Position Statements

Candidate Forums

Legislative Resources

Maryland General Assembly 
Maryland Chamber of Commerce 
Maryland Chamber Action Network 
Maryland Association of Counties

Mountain Maryland License PlateMountain Maryland PACE (Positive Attitudes Change Everything) Committee Co-Chair Bob Smith, Allegany Aggregates, led the campaign to obtain a license plate featuring the mountain side of Maryland. Through the Motor Vehicle Administration’s non-profit unit, that goal was been realized. For an application form, please contact the Chamber office at 301-722-2820 or email your name, address and number of applications needed to [email protected]