Legislative Series

Rutland Region Chamber Legislative Bus TripYour Voice in Montpelier

In the Rutland Region of Vermont, you’re not just a number, you’re a person with a real voice in local and state government. Thanks to being a small state with a big voice, we arrange countless opportunities to directly interact with your State Representatives, Senators, Congressmen and Governor. The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce is your voice in Montpelier.

Tom Donahue, CEO of the Chamber closely monitors legislative activity and regularly testifies on behalf of our members. Tom addresses the issues that need our support or opposition to maintain a business climate favorable to operating small and large enterprises in Vermont.

Your participation at these events, on our committees, in your communities or in Montpelier ensures that our voices of business are heard above the noise.

Our chamber’s participation with the Vermont State Chamber of Commerce further leverages our voice as part of a larger group made up of businesses from all over the state. We are pleased to say that as a result of our vigilance and commitment to staying on top of the issues that affect our membership, our Rutland County delegates respect the position of our members, listen attentively to our concerns, and in most cases, enjoy the full support of the Chamber.

Current Legislative Events:


Taking Positions on Issues

The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce took several positions on issues i.e. :

  • Act 250
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Community Rating / Insurance

We have also advocated for numerous capital projects for the area including the

  • Rutland Rail Yard Relocation
  • District/Family Court, and the
  • Vermont State Fair to name a few.