• 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.

    For more information contact Lupe Cuellar, Director of Governmental Affairs at 281.367.5777

  • Key Election Dates

  • March 5, 2018 Election Day - Saturday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

    ​Early Voting Dates and Times 

    Monday, April 23 - Saturday, April 28: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    ​Monday, April 30 - Tuesday, May 1: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 


    May 22, 2018 Primary Runoff Election Day - Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

    Early Voting Dates and Times

    Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 18: 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM 


    November 6, 2018 General Election - Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

    Early Voting Dates and Times

    Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

    Saturday, October 27: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

    Sunday, October 28: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

    Monday, October 29 - Friday, November 2: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

    • Business Advocacy Council (BAC)

      The BAC is 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.


      Develop the Legislative Agenda: Identifying key issues that are representative of the business community is a comprehensive process that includes small group-member meetings, Business Advocacy Council (BAC) meetings, and member-issue surveys. All data is collected, reviewed and vetted by the Business Advocacy Council and Board of Directors. The final agenda is adopted by the Board of Directors. Any member interested in improving our business environment can become involved and help develop the priority legislative agenda items by getting involved with the Business Advocacy Council.

      Implement the Legislative Agenda: Once the agenda is adopted, the Business Advocacy Council and Chamber staff communicate the priority issues to local, state and federal officials through the following ways: 

      • Work with elected officials: meet regularly with them to discuss issues impacting the business community.
      • Host Legislative Events: Each year the Chamber hosts a variety of events for elected officials in order to communicate our agenda. 
        • Four o’clock speaker series
        • Legislative Briefings
        • Meet the Candidates: Whistle Stop Tour Planning Team (biennial event)
        • Montgomery County Days at the Capitol Planning Team (biennial event) 
      • Get Out the Vote Campaign: activities that get voters out on Election Day.​



  • Advocacy Resources 

  • 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.
  • Chamber Events