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
Next Public Policy Forum: San Francisco’s Sanctuary City Policy with Sheriff Vicki Hennessy @ 12 p.m.

Supes for Lunch

Supes for Lunch:
The Chamber’s popular Supes for Lunch series, sponsored by Ladle & Leaf and Halo Fine Confections, 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
Next Supes for Lunch: District 11’s Ahsha Safai, Wednesday, Mar. 29 @ 12 p.m.

Quarterly Programs


The Chamber’s BuildSF Council is an initiative supporting economy-boosting projects in San Francisco. Convening partners in the building and construction industry, the BuildSF Council identifies and rallies behind projects that grow the economy, improve the city’s sustainability, and deliver housing and transportation infrastructure meeting the needs of the growing region. To learn more about Build SF, contact Alex Mitra, Manager of Public Policy at

Yearly Programs


CityTrip Washington, D.C. | April 26-28, 2017 | REGISTER NOW
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


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 2017, 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.
Learn more.