As the 2015 Legislative Session closed, the Charleston Metro Chamber presented Sen. Paul G. Campbell Jr. with the Glenn McConnell Elected Leader Award.
The award was given to honor Campbell for his support of the Chamber's 2015 Legislative Agenda.
"Sen. Campbell has been a strong proponent of the Chamber's legislative priorities," said Bryan Derreberry, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer. "He has been instrumental in finding a solution to our state's crumbling infrastructure as well as playing an integral part in increasing funding for the Aeronautical Enterprise Campus."
The chamber's Legislative Agenda is created each year to prioritize advocacy efforts in the region. Among agenda items that passed this year was a $20-million contribution to the Aeronautical Enterprise Campus at Trident Technical College and the passage of transportation network companies legislation (Uber Bill), approval of a bill allowing military veterans to receive in-state tuition and the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds.
The Charleston Metro Chamber's top priority this session was the creation of a comprehensive infrastructure funding plan, which was pursued with assistance from the Columbia and Greenville Chamber of Commerce's and private and public sector leaders.
The measure did not pass this year, but it will be on next year's agenda.