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Bay Area Policy Working Group

Mission Statement
The Biocom Bay Area Policy Working Group meets on a quarterly basis to address local policy and regulatory issues in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. This committee provides a forum for Biocom California members to proactively deliver input on proposed legislative changes at city and county levels of government. Committee members review and discuss Biocom Bay Area legislative positions then vote on which policies merit Biocom California positions, and what those positions should be. Group participants can attend Biocom California policy related events, including legislative roundtables and Biocom California receptions for elected officials.

Committee Responsibilities

  • Provide input to policy makers and other Biocom California committees on legislative proposals.
  • Assist in planning of work group events, including developing themes, and identifying and securing speakers.
  • Share and contribute to an open sharing environment and maintain discretion.
  • Share information with work group members and Biocom California staff on upcoming policy initiatives that impact the life science industry.
  • Develop the work group’s annual goals and work plan.

Biocom Responsibilities

  • Provide legislative updates and solicit input at regular meetings.
  • At the direction of the Co-Chairs, provide official communication to work group members through agendas, emails, and background documents for all meetings.
  • Provide clear procedures for participation in work group related events, and coordinate the program with group members, Co-Chairs, and speakers.
  • Prepare and distribute marketing materials to Biocom CA members to promote work group events.
  • Share work group events, meeting information, and activities in Biocom CA publications.
  • Organize logistics for meetings and events.

Committee Information

  • Biocom California Staff Contact: Mitzy De La Peña Medina
  • Co-Chairs: Pending

Committee Admissions Requirements:

  • Must be Biocom California members. All members welcome.