Local Advocacy

Local governmental bodies (city, county, regional) have an increasingly significant impact on the health and growth of our state’s innovative life sciences sector. To ensure our community’s voice is heard, CLSA provides representation and ensures ongoing dialogue between the industry and local elected officials and agencies throughout California.

Read the 2018 CLSA Local Policy Agenda


Fellows/Small Company Advocacy Task Force

CLSA’s Fellows/Small Company Advocacy Task Force is a platform for interested small companies to get involved in advocacy issues of importance to the life sciences industry. The Task Force helps smaller companies within CLSA’s membership stay appraised of legislation on the federal, state, and local levels; and discusses and develops positions regarding issues of particular importance to start-ups and pre-formation companies. The Task Force also is involved in CLSA policy and advocacy events, such as the annual Public Officials Receptions, and roundtables with elected officials. To learn more or join the Fellows/Small Company Advocacy Task Force, please contact Oliver Rocroi (