Welcome to the
Washington County Business Council
Since its establishment in 2007, the Washington County Business Council has sought to protect and promote business interests at regional and state levels. Our action-oriented alliance fights government inefficiencies and unduly restrictive legislation that inhibits the business community’s ability to thrive.
We recognize our civic duty as proprietors of our neighbors and fellow citizens’ economic environment. That is why we are committed to promoting political initiatives that foster healthy business, and to eliminating cumbersome regulations that threaten growth and opportunity.
Our speaker for June 11, 2019
Ms. Carolyn Esther McCormick: President and CEO, Washington County Visitors Association, Beaverton, Oregon
Ms. McCormick began her career in the travel and tourism industry in 1987 representing Lake County, Indiana. Over the span of almost 3 decades she has led travel and tourism development efforts across the United States. Ms. McCormick served as Deputy Director of Tourism, Film & Sports for the State of Indiana; Managing Director Culture, Leisure, Recreation City of Lubbock; Texas, Managing Director Outer Banks of North Carolina and currently President-CEO of Oregon’s Washington County Visitors Association.
To foster a prosperous free market economy by minimizing government-imposed regulatory and financial burdens on the business community.
Our Core Principles
We empower our members with information that is both general to business, and industry-specific, because we represent types of commerce that span the spectrum. Educating our members about current, relevant issues arms them against otherwise overwhelming forces like government regulations, globalization, and the practical impact of technological advancement.
We strive to enable businesses to fully exercise their constitutional rights in a free market economy. That means advocacy at all levels. Our members testify before city, county, state, and federal governmental agencies regarding legislation that impacts the success of all businesses. Concurrently, we support specific members who encounter public or private obstacles to their full engagement in free enterprise.
Business interests are under political siege. Local and national government forces are trying to legislate away our freedom. Fellowship is the best weapon we have to fight back. Cooperation between our members and with the greater business community fosters mutual respect and camaraderie. Together, we work to not only serve our individual interests, but also in the interest of a fair, free market economy.