Government Matters Committee

Committee Information

Director: Kathey Batey, Spirited Presentations

Chairperson: Dave DeBruyn, Greenridge Realty

Dates of Operation: January -December

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

Kentwood City Hall – 4900 Breton Rd. SE

*All Government Matters Forums will be held via Zoom until further notice.

Government Matters Forum:

March 14, 2022 Replay

August 9, 2021 Replay

July 12, 2021 Replay

June 14, 2021 Replay

April 12, 2021 Replay

March 8, 2021 Replay

January 13, 2020 Replay

February 10, 2020 Replay

March 9, 2020 Replay

February 8, 2021 Replay

December 14, 2020 Replay

October 12, 2020 Replay

September 14, 2020 Replay

August 10, 2020 Replay

July 13, 2020 Replay

June 8, 2020 Replay

April 15, 2020 Replay

Next Event

What: Government Matters
When: April 11, 2022
Where: Zoom Meeting

Government Matters Zoom Meeting, March 14, 2022

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