Advocacy & Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) meets to study and analyze issues of interest to the Coastside and the local business community, recommend to the Board of Directors advocacy positions on those issues that the committee deems appropriate, and communicate the Chamber's viewpoint clearly and strongly to our membership, elected officials, and the community at large.

On issues in which the Chamber does not align itself with a particular point of view, the GAC will seek to present a fair representation of both sides of the issue to the membership, elected officials, and community at large.


Meets: Third Thursday of the month at 4pm

Chair : Chris Mickelsen, Political Consultant

City of Half Moon Bay : Mayor Debbie Ruddock and Bob Nisbet, City Manager
District 3 Office of San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley : Chris Hunter
District 22 Office of State Assemblymember Kevin Mullin : Mario Rendon
District 24 Office of State Assemblymember Marc Berman : Leslie Bulbuk
District 13 Office of State Senator Josh Becker : Joan Dentler

Coldwell Banker Realty : Jan Gray
Coldwell Banker Realty : Barbara LaVey
Compass Real Estate : Judy Taylor
Compass Real Estate : Nate Serdy
Rocket Farms : Nick Bavaro
Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay : Paul Wrubel
San Mateo County Association of REALTORS® : Gov. Affairs Rep.
San Mateo County Harbor District : Julie van Hoff
Sheppard Family Dentistry : Brian Sheppard