Government Matters Committee

Committee Information

Director: Lillian VanderVeen, Lenger Travel

Chairperson: Karen McCarthy, Consumers Energy

Dates of Operation: January 2020 – December 2020

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 to monitor and discuss relevant issues.
  • Hold 11 monthly meetings with elected and staff officials to listen and give a voice for the business community.
  • Conduct candidate forums prior to the election.
 
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 13, 2020
February 10, 2020
March 9, 2020
July 13, 2020
August 10, 2020
September 14, 2020

Kentwood City Hall – 4900 Breton Rd. SE

Meeting Dates:
April 13, 2020
May 11, 2020
June 8, 2020
October 12, 2020
November 9, 2020
December 14, 2020

Government Matters Forum

January 13, 2020
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February 10, 2020
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March 9, 2020
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April 15, 2020
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June 8, 2020
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July 13, 2020
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August 10, 2020
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September 14, 2020
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Next Event

What: Government Matters
When: October 12, 2020
Where: Zoom Meeting

 

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