Cap-to-Cap 2024

Every year, the Capitol-to-Capitol program secures funding and resources for high-priority projects in the California Capitol region and provides our members a voice at the national level.

The 2024 Cap-to-Cap program is currently SOLD OUT. To be placed on a waiting list, please email Susan Harris Brazelton at


Presenting Sponsors

Media Sponsor

Sutter Health

Legacy Gala

Thrive Suite

Welcome Breakfast

Congressional Leadership Forum

Sutter Health

Senatorial Sponsors

UC Davis

Media Partner

Dear Sacramento Region Ambassadors,

The Metro Chamber’s Capitol-to-Capitol program (“Cap-to-Cap”) is entering its 52nd year of advocacy for our six-county region. Ours is the largest and longest-standing delegation of its kind in the country, and its advocacy for business development, an inclusive economy and a vibrant and connected region is unmatched.

Ongoing changes and uncertainty in the economy and climate present challenges and opportunities for all sectors of our community, from water/flood infrastructure to health care and workforce education. The Cap-to-Cap program’s decades-long effective advocacy in Washington, DC shows that we succeed when we work together as a region.

In 2024, the Cap-to-Cap program will once again send knowledgeable and driven community leaders – representing all sectors of our region and economy – to Capitol Hill to advocate on critical issues affecting our region and our business community, with the goal of a more livable and prosperous region.

Every individual voice plays a role in developing and advocating for our regional goals. We hope that in 2024 you will add your voice to the many businesses and organizations committed to advocacy and connection in the Sacramento region.


Andrea Clark
2024 Cap-to-Cap Program Chair
Partner, Downey Brand LLP

Highlights for Cap-to-Cap 2023

2024 Team Topics

Cap-to-Cap delegates are organized into teams for advocacy appointments. Make sure to select your first and second choice teams when registering! 

Air Quality

The Air Quality Team advocates for better air quality through the lens of improving public health and promoting economic growth.

Civic Amenities

Business in the Sacramento Region thrives on a talented and diverse work force and an expanding and robust customer base. Workers and customers alike want to live in a place with a full and diverse slate of quality civic assets and amenities. Using a “Study Mission” style format, the Civic Amenities Team explores how to activate public spaces such as art installations, gardens, or peaceful spaces and how they can be an integral part of the commerce to make our region the best place to live, work and thrive in the nation.

Community Resources

The Community Resources team advocates to increase funding and flexibility, which will streamline delivery across major federal homeless and housing programs to address our region’s dire housing crisis and rising homelessness.

Economic Development

The Economic Development Team advocates for the health of our regional economy by creating innovative partnerships and programs that attract funding and investment to support inclusive business development.

Flood Protection

The Sacramento Region remains one of the most flood-prone in the Nation. To reduce this risk, there is continued need for federal investment, especially in rural areas and disadvantaged communities. This team ensures federal investment decisions give fair consideration of comprehensive benefits for all communities in light of environmental justice principles and support mitigating risk by advocating to change FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program to better support California’s agricultural industry, drive the economy, and provide food for the country.

Food & Agriculture

The Food and Ag team advocates to ensure the Sacramento region continues to invest and build upon its existing foundation for a resilient food system. We work to ensure legislation that includes investments for strengthening institutional procurement, reducing food and nutrition insecurity, removing barriers to federal programs, and expanding food system infrastructure such as food hubs and incubators. Our success will increase farmer and producer access to new markets.

Health Care

The Healthcare teams works with legislators to protect the financial solvency of our region’s providers, address workforce burnout and shortages, expand access to mental and behavioral health services, embrace telehealth beyond 2024, continue support for the 340 B program and stabilize Medicare reimbursement.

Land Use & Natural Resources

The Sacramento region is one of the fastest growing areas in the United States, with a high quality of life and housing cost options that are more reasonable than coastal alternatives. Construction of infrastructure, critical flood protection facilities, housing of all types and retail centers and business parks are affected by the Corps of Engineers’ permit processes. We seek to clarify and simplify the processes that allow the Region to continue and improve its path to smart growth.

Public Safety

Regional public safety entities and the Federal Government share a common goal of helping ensure that our communities are safe. Emerging technology can drastically improve safety for first responders and the public alike, but the laws have not evolved as fast as these technologies, such as drones or unmanned Arial Systems (UAS). Further, there is a vital need for funding improvements to our emergency communication services, and investments into workforce development and technological advancements. Through strategic partnerships, grants and funding opportunities, and an increase in collaboration, we can accomplish these goals and that’s what this team advocates to achieve.


The Sacramento Region relies on major interstate freeways, passenger and cargo airports, freight and passenger rail lines, light rail, an inland port, transit systems, and human service transportation programs. A key player in the national economy, the region requires a multi-modal transportation system that balances freeway, street, rail, air, and transit to move goods, services, and people throughout. This team advocates for Federal support to further strengthen the Sacramento Region’s goods movement infrastructure which will pay dividends in fostering economic growth.

Water Resources

This team advocates for support for water resources infrastructure investment critical to the Sacramento Region. Over the last number of years California has experienced “weather whiplash”, oscillating between heavy rain and snow events to severe droughts, and even setting new records of extreme wet and dry periods in the same year. Managing our water resources has become an incredible challenge. The existing water system that was built in the 20th century does not meet the test of 21st century weather. Without our advocacy leading to adaptation, that system will be overwhelmed by the wet periods and incapable of withstanding longer, hotter, dry periods.

Wildfire & Forest Health

This is the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s newest team based upon the impacts that wildfires have brought to our quality of life in the Sacramento region and beyond.  

Wildfire was one of three priority issues for the 2023 Cap-to-Cap program; this year it is being elevated as a standalone team to cover the cross-cutting issues that wildfire and forest health present. 

The focus of issues will be public health, public safety, forest land management, and workforce within these arenas.  Policies and funding will be advocated in support of prescribed fire, community resilience, air quality, and the use of biomass removed from our nearby forests.  The team will also focus on bolstering firefighting capacity and restoration of lands that have succumbed to megafire.  Given the cross-cutting interests of wildfire and forest health, there will be an intergovernmental approach to policy and funding priorities advocated by this team. 

The US Forest Service Ten-year Strategy and the report from the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission, authorized by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, will be used to align policy and funding priorities of this team.

Workforce & Education

The Sacramento Region is a diverse community of more than 2.5 million people with major industries in healthcare, agriculture and technology. Seamless transitions between systems are needed, and accelerated pace of change within occupations and industries requires investment in rapid training, retraining, and certification programs to meet industry demand for skilled workers. Additionally, removing unnecessary regulatory barriers and administrative burdens allows for responsive and flexible learning models to meet the diverse needs of students, jobseekers, and employers. This team focuses on advocacy to affect this change.

Each year, the Sacramento Metro Chamber organizes a delegation of hundreds of regional business leaders and elected officials to travel to Washington, D.C., and meet with federal representatives.

Program A Single Occupancy/One Participant$4,995
Program B Double Occupancy/Two Participant$4,795
Program CDouble Occupancy/One Participant with registered Guest$4,995
Program DTeam Participant Only (no air/hotel included)$2,995
Program EGuest (must accompany a Program C Participant)$3,050
Air/Hotel Included: Programs A, B, C & E include air and hotel cost. If you choose to book your own travel accommodations, a $350-per-person air credit can be deducted when registering.

As space is limited, tickets are prioritized for Metro Chamber members. Sponsorship remains a members-only benefit. If you are not a member, join today to guarantee your registration and other members-only benefits. Contact Membership at 916-552-6800 or email

Friday, April 12

 All dayEarly departures for D.C.

Saturday, April 13

All dayMain departures for D.C.
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Welcome Reception
The Mayflower Hotel, Palm Court
Attire: Business Casual

Sunday, April 14

8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.Final Steering Committee Meeting
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Chair’s Reception
The Decatur House
Attire: Business

Monday, April 15

7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Opening Breakfast hosted by Congressman Ami Bera
Program & Team Meetings
The Mayflower Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Attire: Business
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Policy Briefing | Wildfire & Forest Health
The Mayflower Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Attire: Business
AfternoonLobbying Appointments
Attire: Business
9:15 p.m. Nighttime Monument Tour
Meet in The Mayflower Hotel Lobby
Attire: Casual (wear layers)

Tuesday, April 16

Morning Lobbying Appointments
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Congressional Leadership Forum hosted by
Congresswoman Doris Matsui
The Mayflower Hotel, East & State Ballrooms
Attire: Business
1:15 p.m. All Delegation Photo
Capitol Reflecting Pool
Attire: Business
AfternoonLobbying Appointments
Attire: Business
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.The Legacy Gala
The National Portrait Gallery
Attire: Black Tie Requested

Wednesday, April 17

MorningLobbying Appointments
Attire: Business
AfternoonMain departures for Sacramento

Please note: Itinerary subject to change

Delegates 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 (additional fees apply)
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Flood Protection
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Health Care
  • Land Use & Natural Resources
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation
  • Water Resources
  • Wildfire & Forest Health • Learn more
  • Workforce & Education

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.

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.”

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PAYMENTS: Please make checks payable to
I.S. Tours and mail to 2330 East Bidwell Street, Suite 201, Folsom CA 95630. Payment is due no later than February 29, 2024 (please refer to brochure pricing). All payments received after March 01, 2024 are considered late and may be charged a $100.00 late processing fee. Re-confirmation at time of payment is subject to space availability and at prevailing rates.

NAME CHANGES: All name changes will incur a $50.00 charge through February 29, 2024. A charge of $100 will apply to all name changes made on or after March 01, 2024. A name change form must be completed and submitted to IST assumes no responsibility with respect to monies between participants.

CHANGE FEES: If you need to make any flight changes within 30 days of departure and your airline tickets were purchased through 1ST, you will incur a $50 change fee in addition to the fees that the airline may charge. A change form will be required for all change requests. You may request a change form from Once the form is completed, please submit back to mayesa@ for processing.

EXPENSES: Prices include only those services specifically stated in your tour package. Items such as room service, telephone calls, optional activities and other items not specifically stated in your package, are not included. Any tips or gratuities not specifically included in the total price are at your discretion.

PRICES: Prices stated in your brochure are based on airfares and rates effective at time of booking and reflect a discount for payment

by cash, check or money order. Payments by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) will incur a convenience fee of 3.1% of your total. Airfares and rates are subject to change. Changes could include fuel surcharges, tax increases and other unforeseeable fees assessed by the air carrier. Any deviations from brochure program dates (April 12 or 13-April 17,2024) may incur supplemental charges (e.g. transfers and additional room nights).

CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel your reservation, your right to refund is limited, as set forth below. Cancellations must be made in writing and must be emailed to A $500.00 per person cancellation fee plus any hotel and airline penalties will apply up to January 31, 2024. From February 1- March 11, 2024, a cancellation charge of $1,000.00 per person plus any hotel and airline penalties will apply. From March 12, 2024, to date of departure, the registration fee is non-refundable and results in loss of the entire trip cost. There are no refunds for no-shows. It is your responsibility to confirm your air flights have been canceled prior to scheduled departure. Upon cancellation of the transportation where you, the customer, are not at fault and have not canceled in violation of the terms and conditions of the contract for transportation or travel costs, all sums paid to IST for services not received by you, will be promptly refunded by !ST to you (or the organization who paid on your behalf) within 14 days after the cancellation, unless you otherwise advise IST in writing. The rights and remedies made available under this contract are in addition to any other rights or remedies available under applicable law. However, we offer refunds under this contract with the express understanding that receipt of that refund by a passenger waives any additional remedies.

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BAGGAGE: The current checked bag policy for United Airlines is a $35 for the first checked bag (each way) and $45 for the second checked bag (each way). PLEASE NOTE: luggage fees are not included in your program cost and are subject to change at the discretion of the airlines. Each checked bag must not exceed 62 linear inches and cannot weigh more than 50 pounds. A personal item and one carry-on that will fit under your seat or the overhead bin are allowed at no charge.