The Wilmington Chamber's Public Policy Committee monitors and advises the Chamber on legislative and regulatory issues at the local, state, and federal levels and promotes the interests of our membership.
Our next Public Policy meeting on Tuesday, June 28, from 8:00 – 10:00 am at the chamber office downtown or via Zoom.
This month, our attendees will learn more about the future of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. Guest speakers include the following individuals:
Dr. Leighton Ku, Ph.D., MPH Ku is a professor and director of the Center for Health Policy Research at George Washington University. He has done extensive research on expansion and will share data on how Medicaid expansion can drive costs down.
Sharon Decker Sharon A. Decker is COO, Tryon Equestrian Partners, Carolinas Operations in Mills Spring, NC. Before Tryon, Sharon was appointed Secretary of Commerce by Governor Pat McCrory and served in that capacity for two years. Decker started her career at Duke Power Company, now Duke Energy. Over 17 years, she became the youngest and first female vice president in Duke Power's history.
State Senator Joyce Krawiec Republican leader and champion for Medicaid expansion. As changes to our Medicaid program and federal incentives have changed, Senator Krawiec believes now is the time to expand Medicaid to do things the "North Carolina way."
State Representative Charlie Miller Charlie Miller has represented the 19th district, including parts of Brunswick and New Hanover counties, since 2021. Miller previously served on the Brunswick County School board.
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce office is located at 1 Estell Lee Place, Wilmington, NC 28401. Our guests can park in our parking lot or at the Wilmington Convention Center parking deck. Our main entrance faces the Cape Fear River and is accessed by passing through the gate to our building's left.
Virtual attendees will be expected to keep their cameras on during the meeting. Participants who turn cameras off will be removed.
All Chamber members are welcome to attend these meetings. There is no cost to attend. These meetings are not open to nonmembers.