Laura Potter is the Director of Business Advocacy at the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. In that role she has lead the Chamber’s public policy efforts on a wide range of issues including downtown development, public safety, transportation and Envision Eugene. Before coming to the Chamber in 2010, Laura worked as the Director of Government Affairs for the Lane County Home Builder’s Association. She has served on several policy committees including the Eugene Comprehensive Lands Assessment, the Envision Eugene Community Resource Group, the Envision Eugene Technical Resource Group and the Eugene Transportation Community Resource Group. Additionally, Laura serves on St. Vincent de Paul’s First Place Family Shelter Advisory Board and the Home Builder’s Association Government Affairs Committee. Laura is a Eugene native. She has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Oregon. She lives in Eugene with her husband and young daughter.