Government Matters Committee
Director: Lillian VanderVeen, Lenger Travel
Chairperson: Karen McCarthy, Consumers Energy
Dates of Operation: January 2017– December 2017
Description: The committee monitors government activity and other public policy issues affecting the South Kent business community on behalf of Chamber membership and communicates relevant developments to the membership. The committee serves as a relationship type of liaison between the business members of the Chamber and government officials on the local, state and federal levels. The committee represents small business and the voice of small business.
Planned Project/Committee Goals:
- Hold 11 monthly committee meetings in 2017 to monitor and discuss relevant issues.
- Hold 11 monthly meetings with elected and staff officials in 2017 to listen and give a voice for the business community.
- Conduct candidate forums prior to the 2017 election.