Loudoun Chamber Submits Comments on Envision Loudoun
June 07, 2018
Contact: Eric C. Johnson
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Loudoun Chamber Submits Comments
on Envision Loudoun
Chamber Members Overwhelmingly Participate During Public Comment Period
Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun Chamber submitted comments to the Envision Loudoun Stakeholder Committee last week, as well as comment cards from nearly 300 business leaders. The Chamber, representing more than 1,200 area businesses, has been taking an active role in the Envision Loudoun process. In addition to having a representative on the Comprehensive Plan Stakeholder Committee, the Chamber has been working with business owners to be heard during the latest round of Envision Loudoun Public Input Workshops which took place in May. Business leaders from all parts of Loudoun submitted comments at the Workshops and via the online forum maintained by County staff.
After speaking with business owners and community leaders on the future of Loudoun County, the Chamber submitted several pages of comments focused on the chapters which the Chamber believes will have the most impact on the future prosperity of Loudoun.
In addition, the Chamber collected nearly 300 community input cards with comments focused on Economic Development, Housing, Land Use, and Transportation. These cards were submitted to County staff last Thursday afternoon.
Last week the Chamber hosted an event featuring Deputy County Administrator Charles Yudd, which focused on the Envision Loudoun process and the future of Loudoun County. More than 150 were in attendance. The second half of the program featured a panel discussion, mainly focused on the need for affordable housing and the future of economic growth in the region.
Tony Howard, President & CEO of the Loudoun Chamber, said, “The future of Loudoun County is being decided now, and it is vital that the business community have an active voice. The Chamber has been working hard over the past 18 plus months to ensure that our membership is well represented in the process.”
Eric C. Johnson, Government Relations Manager for the Chamber, stated, “The Chamber has had four focus areas during this process: housing for all stages of life, business development, transportation solutions, and common-sense land use policies that are productive for the County and all residents. We have found that our message resonates with business owners and employees across Loudoun.”
In addition to special comment cards and encouraging members to attend the public input workshops, the Loudoun Chamber developed talking points on the Envision Loudoun process, which can be found at www.LoudounChamber.org/Envision-Loudoun.
The Loudoun Chamber will continue to advocate for policies that create and promote a world-class business climate and quality of life in Loudoun County and Virginia. The Chamber will continue our long-standing efforts to ensure that our elected officials, at all levels of government, hear the business community’s perspective on these important issues, and work with the business community to advance pro-business, pro-growth, pro-quality of life solutions for our local, state, regional, and national challenges.
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Eric Johnson, Government Affairs Manager