• Government Affairs

  • As the voice of business in the area, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to keeping our region competitive, improving the business climate and advancing policies that create a more prosperous environment.

    The Chamber understands that strong communities are the result of strong business communities. We will continue to build strong relationships with our community partners and our legislators in building a better Montgomery County and a better Texas.

    We can achieve our goals through our legislative process that includes developing a business driven agenda, hosting a variety of legislative events, and educating our members on the impact of current issues. Our member’s input is imperative in executing each phase.


    Margo McZeal, Director of Government Affairs

  • Branches

         Business Advocacy Council (BAC)

    • Made up of elected officials and business professionals representing small businesses and the area’s major sector employers.  This group meets monthly to execute the legislative agenda through a variety of functions.

         Legislative Events 

    • Four o’clock Speaker Series
    • Legislative Briefings
    • Meet the Candidates: Whistle Stop Tour 
    • Montgomery County Days at the Capitol

         Transportation Education Council (TEC) 

    • The team meets every month to discuss infrastructure, current and future mobility plans, and economic development of our roads in Montgomery County.  Any chamber member may join this team.

    2018 - 2019 Leadership

    • Vice President Government Affairs: Linda Nelson, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
    • BAC Team Leader: Melissa Bochat, Entergy Texas, Inc.
    • BAC Co-Team Leader: Landon Estay, Estay LLC
    • TEC Team Leader: Laura Lea Palmer, The Woodlands Area Economic Development
    • TEC Co-Team Leader: Kevin Kastor, Consolidated Communications
  • Chamber Events