Government Relations

NYS Capitol Building, Albany, NY

The Retail Council is the exclusive voice for retail in New York State

Our government relations team’s on-the-ground advocacy work shields Retail Council members large and small from legislation that could adversely affect their businesses.

As a Council member you will help shape our legislative agenda

We’ll look to you for guidance on important bills when lawmakers request our input.

Council members can stay informed on the hundreds of issues we work on each year.  Email Melissa at to request our legislative updates.

The Council also produces a year-end legislative summary, which is an excellent distillation of the variety and importance of the bills we address in New York State on a daily basis. Contact Melissa to request a copy of the legislative summary.

Contact Melissa O’Connor about the Retail Council’s government relations work, (800) 442-3589.