Capitol-to-Capitol 2022

Dear champions of the Greater Sacramento Region,

For 50 years, we’ve answered the call. Leaders, experts, and emerging influencers from across the six-county Capital Region have come together in our Nation’s Capital – nearly every year since 1970 – lending a bold and resounding voice for local issues.

Representing the largest and longest-standing delegation of its kind, the Metro Chamber’s Capitol-to-Capitol Program has driven steady and consistent advocacy, ushering significant advances for business development, an inclusive economy and a vibrant and connected community.

Now more than ever, your voice is needed as we proudly return to Washington DC in 2022.

As concerned citizens and accountable leaders, we have the honor of representing a large and diverse region that is rich in opportunity and at the tipping point of economic expansion.

But there is important work that must be done to pave the way for greater prosperity.

From post-pandemic business transformation and reimagined workforce development to wildfire prevention, water management, and housing – we are compelled to carry these critical issues forward to policy makers and federal agencies that can, in turn, help us fulfill our mission – FOR BUSINESS.

Your voice is needed this spring as our delegation resumes the 50th Annual Metro Chamber Capitol-to-Capitol Program. We hope you will join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the past 50 years and building momentum to advance our regional goals over the next 50 years.

Kierstan DeLong
Executive Vice President, Edelman

Dr. Brian King
Chancellor, Los Rios Community College District

**Members Only Policy: As space is limited, attendance will be awarded to Metro Chamber members only. Sponsorship is also a member-only benefit. Join today to guarantee your registration and other members-only benefits. Contact Membership at 916-552-6800.

To register for Cap-to-Cap, click HERE.

Delegation Itinerary

Friday, April 29

Early flight departures for D.C.

Saturday, April 30

Main flight departures for D.C.

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Location: The Mayflower Hotel, Palm Court Ballroom
Attire: Business Casual

Sunday, May 1

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Final Steering Committee Meeting

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Chair’s Reception
Location: The National Museum of African American History and Culture
Attire: Business

Monday, May 2

7:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Opening Breakfast hosted by Congressman Ami Bera Program & Team Meetings
Location: The Mayflower Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Attire: Business

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Policy Briefing | Community Resources
Location: The Mayflower Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Attire: Business

Advocacy Appointments
Attire: Business

9:15 p.m.
Nighttime Monument Tour
Location: Meet in The Mayflower Hotel Lobby
Attire: Casual (wear layers)

Tuesday, May 3

Advocacy Appointments
Attire: Business

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Congressional Leadership Forum hosted by Congresswoman Doris Matsui | Breakfast
Location: Renaissance Washington D.C., Rock Creek Ballroom
Attire: Business

1:15 p.m.
All Delegation Photo
Location: Capitol Reflecting Pool
Attire: Business

Advocacy Appointments
Attire: Business

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Legacy Gala
Location: The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Attire: Black Tie Requested

Wednesday, May 4

Advocacy Appointments
Attire: Business

Flight departures for Sacramento

** Schedule is subject to change **

Policy Issues

Participants will be organized into teams for advocacy appointments. When registering online, you will be asked to select your first and second team choices.

  • Air Quality
  • Civic Amenities
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Flood Protection
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Health Care
  • Land Use & Natural Resources
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation
  • Water Resources
  • Workforce & Education

Sponsorship & Event Inquiries

The Metro Chamber offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities. For questions or to request more information, please contact:

Susan Harris Brazelton
Phone: 916-826-5410

What is Cap-to-Cap?
Every year, the Sacramento Metro Chamber organizes a delegation of hundreds of area officials and business leaders to travel to Washington, D.C., and meet with federal representatives. The Capitol-to-Capitol program is meant to secure funding and resources for high-priority projects in the region and raise local concerns to officials at the national level. This year’s delegation will meet virtually with our national leaders but network locally, October 25-29, 2021.

What do attendees hope to gain by participating in Cap-to-Cap?
In 2018, then Mayor Christopher Cabaldon (West Sacramento) attended Cap-to-Cap. When reflecting on why he attended, he said “to secure funding for the Downtown Riverfront Streetcar project, which has been a significant regional priority and is partially in my own city.” Former Mayor Cabaldon left Cap-to-Cap with a victory, stating “As we left D.C., we got the support of Congress to move forward with the project and secured $50 to $100 million in funding for the project. Part of our objective was to make sure that Small Starts Grant agreement signed with the federal government.”

How has the Greater Sacramento Region benefited from Cap-to-Cap?
Cap-to-Cap helps provide a tremendous financial boost and investment to the Capital Region. And this funding — some of it to support workforce development— impacts all of our communities. The delegation has had an impact on resources around water/flood management/wildfire recovery, and so much more. As City Councilmember Rick Jennings, and former Oakland Raider, once said, “Cap-to-Cap is our Super Bowl.”

To attend the 50th Annual Cap-to-Cap program, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination* against COVID-19 at time of travel information/packet pick up (approximately 5-7 days prior to departure) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of packet pickup.  Vaccination entry and mask wearing requirements may vary by a business or governing entity in Washington, D.C.  Please plan accordingly. We will continue to monitor local requirements and will provide updates ahead of scheduled travel dates.

Accepted forms of vaccination record include:

  • Original, copy, or picture of CDC vaccination card.
  • Documentation from a healthcare provider.
  • Personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California.

*Per CDC guidelines, “fully vaccinated” is defined as receiving the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.








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