Westside Economic Alliance members have access to our three policy committees: Transportation, Land Use & Housing and Government Relations. Our policy committees are core elements of our programming that provide a members only opportunity to engage with policy & project experts and elected leaders from throughout our region, in addition to providing critical project updates.
The Transportation Committee reviews pending and upcoming transportation projects impacting the region as well as meeting with local, state and regional decision makers and their staff. With presentations from key agencies and consultants, committee members have an opportunity to discuss and comment on projects, as well as to provide direct feedback to policy makers. This committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:30 – 9am using a hybrid attendance model. Members, click this link to request for Transportation Committee calendar invites.
The Land Use & Housing Committee provides presentations about developments and planning as well as conversations with agency staff and decision makers about relevant policies. From Industrial land supply to regional housing needs, this committee provides insider information and an opportunity to identify advocacy opportunities for WEA. This committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:30pm using an ONLINE attendance model. Members, click this link to request Land Use & Housing Committee calendar invites.
The Government Relations Committee monitors key legislation and regulations impacting business, economic development, workforce and other relevant policies affecting the Westside. Committee meetings include presentations from elected leaders, strategic consultants and agency leads, allowing the committee members to determine whether action or support is warranted. This committee meets the second Tuesday of every month from 7:30 – 9am IN PERSON. Members, click this link to request Government Relations Committee calendar invites.
NOTE: Starting in 2023, the Transportation and Land Use & Housing Committees will meet every other month, with a hold on alternating months for emerging issues. The Government Relations Committee meets monthly throughout the year.
Transportation Meeting Dates: Feb 8, Apr 12, Jun 14, Aug 9, Oct 11.
- “On Hold” months: Mar 8, May 10, Jul 12, Sep 13, Nov 8
Land Use & Housing Meeting Dates: Jan 18, Mar 15, May 17, Jul 19, Sep 20, Nov 15
- “On Hold” months: Feb 15, Apr 16, Jun 21, Aug 23, Oct 18
Government Relations Meeting Dates: Jan 16, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11, Jun 8, Aug 10, Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9
- Committees do not meet in July or December.
- Open to WEA members only.