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Join the Bay Area’s leading companies and business leaders in advancing a strong economy and a better quality of life for everyone who lives and works here.

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“We need organizations like the Bay Area Council that are nonpartisan and focus on what is necessary to meet the needs of this area. You have done tremendous things… You are, in fact, very much the heartbeat of this community.” – Leon Panetta, Chairman of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy and Former Secretary of Defense

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Bay Area Council Benefits

  • Regional policy expertise through internal experts, external networks, and partner organizations.
  • Credibility through well-researched, fact-based positions and policy recommendations.
  • Execution ability with an organization that has a proven track record to get results and achieve needed policy outcomes.
  • Collective action on issues that matter to their companies.
  • Direct access to top federal, state, and regional political leaders and stakeholder groups.
  • Valuable connections to the influential business and civil leaders in the region and the world.

Ways to Engage

  • Join a policy committee.
  • Join us on an advocacy trip.
  • Host a policy committee meeting or event and introduce business leaders to your company.
  • Contribute to a research study with our Economic Institute.
  • Present or speak at a committee meeting or event.
  • Attend or sponsor our Pacific Summit and Annual Dinner and Business Hall of Fame Awards events.
  • Host a tour of your campus or facility.
  • Sign a letter of support to help us further our policy agenda.
  • Receive policy briefing or advice from senior policy members. Contact our policy team for advice or help.
  • Use our office space in San Francisco, Sacramento, or China.
  • Stay up to speed on policy issues by reading our weekly newsletter, The Flash.
  • Partner with us on an event.

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More About the Bay Area Council

Interested in learning more, or want to join the Bay Area Council? Fill out a membership application here. Membership dues are based on a company’s worldwide revenue and Bay Area headcount. We offer corporate and nonprofit memberships at three levels: General, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee.

For more information contact:

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Kirsten Vernon

Chief of Membership and Development

(415) 946-8781

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