Capitol-to-Capitol

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 – 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, our voices are needed in Washington DC.

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 wildfire prevention and new emergency evacuation routes, to water management, flood protection, support for education and solutions to homelessness – we are compelled by our first-hand experience, and ultimate duty, 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 in the nearly 400-strong chorus of the 50th Annual Metro Chamber Capitol-to-Capitol Program. We hope you will answer the call and join us as we celebrate the many victories of the past 50 years and continue to foster relationships and galvanize plans that bring increased momentum and abundance for our region for the next 50 years.

Sincerely,


At A Glance

Chair’s Reception: This annual reception provides the Cap-to-Cap delegation with the opportunity to salute the dozens of local elected officials from throughout the Sacramento region who are an integral part of Cap-to-Cap.

Welcome Breakfast: The historic Grand Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel serves as the backdrop for our delegation to hear from key Administration and Congressional leaders ahead of energetic, team-oriented discussions while preparing for meetings on Capitol Hill.

Congressional Leadership Forum: Delegates convene to hear from key congressional officials concerning top issues. Featured speakers have included Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and former Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew.

The Legacy Gala: After a successful day of lobbying, join us for an evening of fine food and entertainment to celebrate the legacy of our regional collaboration and historic wins for California’s Capital Region. This year’s gala will be held at The REACH at The Kennedy Center. Black-tie is requested.


DRAFT ITINERARY

Monday, September 07
Early departures for D.C.

Tuesday, September 08
Main departures for D.C.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
The Mayflower Hotel, State Ballroom

Wednesday, September 09
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Chair’s Reception
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

Thursday, September 10
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Opening Breakfast & Program
Team Meetings
The Mayflower Hotel, Grand Ballroom

1:15 p.m.
All-Delegation Photo

Morning / Afternoon
Lobbying Appointments

Friday, September 11
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Congressional Leadership Luncheon
The Mayflower Hotel, East Room

Afternoon
Lobbying Appointments

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Legacy Gala
The REACH at The Kennedy Center

Saturday, September 12
Morning
Lobbying Appointments

Afternoon
Main departures for Sacramento

Please note: Itinerary subject to change

TEAM TOPICS

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

Accommodations

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Mayflower Hotel, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, has been a vibrant social hub in Washington, DC since opening in 1925. Refreshed and contemporary, this historic hotel inspires the city for business or pleasure with its premier location on Connecticut Avenue. The Mayflower delights with a timeless luxury found sweeping marble lobby, picturesque ballrooms, in-house health club, and luxury-minded guest rooms, offering plush bedding, high-speed wireless internet, and flat screen TV’s. Enjoy a culinary delight at the lively American brasserie EDGAR, or step outside to experience the local flavor of Dupont Circle and other nearby attractions. Effortlessly blending historic tradition and modern luxury here in the heart of the nation’s capital, The Mayflower Hotel is national treasure hailed as “Washington’s 2nd Best Address”.