Advocacy Programs

Monthly Programs

Public Policy Forum

Public Policy Forum:
The Chamber’s monthly Public Policy Forum, sponsored by Safeway, help partners understand and engage in key issues impacting the business community. Forums feature elected representatives, city department heads, subject-matter experts and community leaders in a facilitated dialogue on issues of concern. To learn more about Public Policy Forum, contact Alex Mitra, Manager of Public Policy at

Supes for Lunch

Supes for Lunch:
The Chamber’s popular Supes for Lunch series, sponsored by Ladle & Leaf, brings partners together with a different member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors each month in an informal discussion focused on pressing policy issues. Luncheons provide opportunities for partners to introduce themselves to city Supervisors and ask questions about key issues facing your business and our city. Learn more about Supes for Lunch. Contact Alex Mitra, Manager of Public Policy at

Quarterly Programs



BuildSF is an initiative that convenes partners in the building, construction, and real estate industries to support economy-boosting projects in San Francisco. Through various programs, BuildSF identifies and rallies behind projects that grow the economy, improve the City’s sustainability, and deliver housing and transportation infrastructure that meets the needs of the growing region. To learn more about BuildSF, click here. 

Yearly Programs

CityTrip Vancouver: May 3-4, 2018
In May 2018, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce will lead an exclusive delegation of business, government and healthcare leaders to Vancouver, British Columbia. It is essential that local business and civic leaders connect with this Canadian city that mimics San Francisco’s diversity, role as a port city, and similar issues of housing and homelessness. This trip grants a unique opportunity to learn Vancouver, and will allow delegates to return with enhanced insights into how to creatively deal with some of San Francisco’s most complex issues.
To learn more about CityTrip Vancouver, contact Alex Mitra, Manager of Public Policy at


CityState Sacramento: June 12-13, 2018
Chamber partners help shape public policy and share the business perspective with state lawmakers during CityState. Each year, the Chamber leads a delegation to Sacramento to meet with California legislators and members of the Governor’s staff to discuss programs and proposed legislation that will impact San Francisco business. To learn more about CityState, contact Alex Mitra, Manager of Public Policy at

Business Comes to City Hall Advocacy Day: Thursday, March 1, 2018
This annual event brings together San Francisco businesses of all kinds from the city. We meet with the Mayor, members of the Board of Supervisors, department heads and industry leaders for conversations that address the most pressing challenges facing San Francisco employers, employees, residents, and visitors. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is a co-convener of this important day of advocacy on behalf of our members. To learn more about Business Comes to City Hall Advocacy Day, contact Alex Mitra, Manager of Public Policy at

CityTrip Washington, D.C.: March 21-23, 2018
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Secretary of Labor, U.S. Speaker of the House, Congressional leaders and White House administration officials are just some of the lawmakers delegates have met during the Chamber’s annual legislative trip to Washington, D.C. Each year, the Chamber delegation meets with top lawmakers to advocate for San Francisco. Trips feature small group advocacy meetings, senior level briefings and special events. To learn more about City Trip D.C., contact Alex Mitra, Manager of Public Policy at

Ongoing Programs

SF Forward Political Action Committee:
The voice of San Francisco business is made loud and clear through the Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC) SF Forward. SF Forward supports initiatives that strengthen the local economy, improve the business climate, streamline the operation of government and promote sound economic policy in San Francisco.
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