[05/31/2022] This April, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber traveled to the nation’s capital with a delegation of local leaders as part of the 36th annual Washington to Washington, D.C. trip. This year was a unique opportunity featuring not one but two Chamber CEOs in attendance: outgoing CEO Tom Pierson and new CEO Andrea Reay. They were accompanied by a diverse delegation of leaders from different sectors of local commerce ranging from elected officials, business owners, NGO representatives, and labor leaders.
The mission of this yearly trip is to share and discuss business and community interests here in the South Sound with government representatives in Washington, D.C. Those who lead the trip see it not as a one-time discussion, but as an ongoing conversation to achieve common goals. This year’s delegation participated in discussions on healthcare, defense, infrastructure, green energy, maritime industries, the importance of bipartisan compromise, and much more.
Listen to this special episode of Making it in the South Sound to hear Chamber CEO Andrea Reay talk with Tim Thompson from the Chamber’s federal advocacy partner Thompson Consulting Group to recap the 2022 trip, talk about the history and importance of this event, and share how Chamber members can get involved as part of future delegations.
View photos from the 2022 Washington-to-Washington, D.C. trip in the gallery below.
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