Rockland Business Association, Rockland County NY

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Government Affairs / Economic Development Mission


  • To provide the focal point for RBA's ongoing advocacy
  • To monitor and analyze legislation, policies and issues which impact Rockland business
  • To recommend association positions to the RBA's Executive Committee for appropriate action
  • To help market the public policy positions of the RBA


  • Serve as the RBA's conscience...involve itself in the public policy arena wherever the interests of the business community are at stake
  • Be proactive in crafting public policy which directly affects RBA members and the business community as a whole
  • Create an annual public policy/legislative agenda for the RBA
  • Build relationships with elected officials and public policy advocates and host interactive dialogue
  • Seek input and opinion from general RBA membership and insure representation of that perspective in
    policy positions


  • Continue strict oversight of Rockland's fiscal stress
  • Monitoring of policy decisions at all levels of county government
  • Support for regional economic development councils and property tax cap
  • Repeal of Wicks Law

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 / 8:00 - 9:30 am / One Blue Hill Conference Room, Lobby Level - behind security desk

Wednesday, February 21.2018 same time and location as above
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 same time and location as above
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 same time and location as above
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 same time and location as above
Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Providing a focal point for RBA's ongoing advocacy efforts, this committee is charged with formulating an annual legislative agenda.

Economic Development Committee
Committee members reviewing Empire Zone sites - pictured from left to right: Mitch Kahn, Berk Wealth Management; Chuck Smith, Smith Properties, Inc.; Robert Salmon, H&S Sales & Consultants; Rich Syrek, Rockland Community College; Richard Kohlhausen, Capitol Risk Management; Roger Scheiber, Rockland Business Association; seated: Jan Degenshein, Degenshein Architects & Committee Chair; John Carney, Pascack Valley Hospital