October 23rd Hospitality Recognition Lunch

October 29th Education Seminar - "3C’s in Developing a Professional Presence"

MCHA News Flash Vol. XXIX August 2014
2014 Candidate & Tax Measure Endorsments

2015 Education Leadership Seminars


Gov Affairs | Urgent Action | Agenda | Minutes | Current Issues | Goals & Objectives

The Government Affairs Committee

Minimizes government intervention and maximizes MCHA participation and influence in governmental actions. Promotes and protects the interests of the hospitality industry and the general business community through strong relations with local governments, local officials and key staff; it accomplishes its goals through active collaboration and constructive engagement with other organizations with similar goals.  Government Affairs and MCHA will increase communication throughout the year with its members about Government Affairs activities and accomplishments, including Monterey County Business Political Action Committee activities and accomplishments.  MCHA and Government Affairs perform critical tasks promoting, protecting and enhancing the hospitality industry’s business climate and the industry’s public image and the general business climate in Monterey County.  Major goals for the year include:

  • Work for accomplishment of the Regional Water Project and for reasonable water policies

  • Development of critical transportation infrastructure, successful implementation of Regional Taxi Authority

  • Active Task Force engagement on issues of major concern

  • Work for success of tourism marketing and promotion funding

  • Political Action

  • Special event coordination and promotion, economic development


2014 Goals & Objectives
2014 Current Issues & Policy Statement
2013 In Review & Achievements

MCHA Government Affairs meeting occurs on the first Thursday of every month, at 8:30 am at the Portola Plaza Hotel & Spa.

Committee co-chairs:

Henry Ruhnke, Government Affairs 649-4642
Gary Cursio, Government Affairs 262-3310

Government Affairs Director: 
Dale Ellis,
(831) 596-4210


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Monterey County Hospitality Association
PO Box 223542 • Carmel, CA • 93922 •
(PH) 831.626.8636 • (FX) 831.626.4269 Info@mcha.net