Government Affairs Council

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Council is comprised of local business leaders, board members and interested citizens who inform the Chamber’s stances on policy issues that affect the business community.

The GAC monthly meetings provide members the opportunity to meet and mingle with policy makers and engage civic leaders in meaningful dialogue surrounding key issues.

Latest GAC Meeting

PUC Chairman Speaks to Community About Billion-Dollar Article: Transmissions Project

Public Utility Commission of Texas Chairman Peter Lake spoke to stakeholders this morning with an update on the region’s recently approved $1.21 billion transmissions project at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce.

McAllen Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Council met with Lake and community members to discuss the project that includes six new 345-kilovolt transmission adding 352 miles to strengthen the reliability of the Texas grid.

The Rio Grande Valley is an integral area for PUC’s new project along with others and their potential impact.

“With the additional transmission lines, many throughout the state of Texas will utilize surplus energy produced by the Rio Grande Valley,” McAllen Chamber President & CEO Josh Mejia said.

“It is our hope that the Commission understands that the Rio Grande Valley is not only capable of supporting the entire grid through renewables but must also be a priority to Texas in order to improve the reliability of its own infrastructure to meet growing demands.”

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McAllen Citizens League

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce partners up with McAllen Citizens League to host meetings that provide educational, informative presentations and events covering current affairs.

This includes discussions on civic matters, history and other current topics. The organization is non-sectarian, non-partisan and does not endorse political candidates.

MCL meetings take place on the third Thursday of the month. Lunch is available for an additional fee.

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