Government Affairs & Advocacy

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, through the Government Affairs & Advocacy committee, is dedicated to attracting, sustaining, and growing a thriving business environment in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Through proactive engagement with local, regional, state, and federal offices, The Chamber offers support and advocacy on behalf of our members. The needs of the business community are at the forefront of our efforts by helping to ensure a positive climate for business growth and development.

The Chamber’s Government Affairs & Advocacy Committee

Serving as a Voice for the Business Community

The Government Affairs & Advocacy committee is focused on implementing programming and providing resources to our members based on the following components:

  1. Enhanced awareness of elected officials of the public policy needs of the regional business community.
  2. Increase member awareness of legislative advocacy to promote pro-business policies, programs, and services.
  3. Establish regional public affairs partnerships.

Committee Members (from left to right): Bob Durkin, president and CEO of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; Vince Galko, chairman of the government affairs and advocacy committee, Mercury Public Affairs; Curt Camoni, Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Don Brominski, UGI Utilities, Inc.; Karen Clifford; Ryan McGowan, Fidelity Bank; Tim McGrath, County of Lackawanna Transit System; Gerry Champi, FNCB Bank; Marianne Gilmartin, Esq, Stevens & Lee; George Sweda, Condron Sweda Advertising; Amy Luyster, vice president of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

District Maps for Local Representatives

Download the district map PDF to help you identify who your local representative is in Pennsylvania.

2023 Government Affairs & Advocacy
Survey Results

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce government affairs and advocacy committee recently completed a survey of The Chamber’s membership. The survey asked eight questions to help the committee better understand how to advocate for the nearly 1,500 business members.

To view the results of the survey, press “survey results” to download a PDF.

Scranton-Poconos-NYC Passenger Rail