Government Matters Committee

Committee Information

Director: Lillian VanderVeen, Lenger Travel

Chairperson: Karen McCarthy, Consumers Energy

Dates of Operation: January 2018 – December 2018

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 2018 to monitor and discuss relevant issues.
  • Hold 11 monthly meetings with elected and staff officials in 2018 to listen and give a voice for the business community.
  • Conduct candidate forums prior to the 2018 election.

April 9 meeting click Here for the video

The Government Matters committee organizes monthly meetings with our elected officials, an annual Government Luncheon, and provides government advocacy for our members through the Board of Directors.

The Monthly Meetings with our elected officials are held on the Second Monday at 8am.

Wyoming City Hall – 1155 28th St. SW

Meeting Dates:
January 8, 2018
February 12, 2018
March 12, 2018
July 9, 2018
August 13, 2018
September 10, 2018

Kentwood City Hall – 4900 Breton Rd. SE

Meeting Dates:
April 9, 2018
May 14, 2018
June 11, 2018
October 8, 2018
November 12, 2018
December 10, 2018

2018 Annual Legislative Luncheon: September 17

Next Event

What: Government Matters
When: 5/14/18
Where: Kentwood City Hall

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Government Matters

Monitors government activity and other public policy issues affecting the South Kent business community on behalf of Chamber membership.

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