The Public Policy Program exists to inform community members about Public Policy Issues. The Chamber convenes community leaders, influencers, business leaders, and community stakeholders to provide a series of forums for relevant discussions about issues and policies impacting the business community.
The program includes quarterly luncheons on a variety of topics, including education, North Carolina General Assembly, healthcare, transportation, and more. We also host an annual Elected Officials Reception which gives community members the opportunity to meet with Elected Officials in a casual setting. It includes officials from local municipalities, Union County Commissioners, Board of Education members, members of the Union County delegation to Raleigh, local Judges, and others.
Chair: Terry Sholar – Perry, Bundy, Plyler, & Long, LLP
Greg Andress – Union Power Cooperative
Dr. Rhett Brown – Wingate University
Ron Brown – State Utility Contractors, Inc.
Scott Byrum – Byrum Heating & A/C Inc.
Eric Dixon – ATI Specialty Materials
Chad Griffin – Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Co. Plastics Division
Lisa Hilbish – Geological Resources, Inc.
Michael Lutes – Atrium Health
Helen Thomas – First Citizens Bank
Clint Lawrence, PE – Lawrence Associates PA