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The Legislative Affairs Council is the main advocate for legislation that has a positive impact on the greater Elkhart business community and will engage with partners to do the same for the region.  The Council will research legislative issues impacting our business community, especially in the areas of economic development, education, environment, OSHA, technology, transportation, workforce, women and young professionals. The Council will develop the Chamber’s legislative positions each year, and oversee and provide opportunities for connections between elected officials, businesses and Chamber members.

GOALS

  • Develop the Chamber’s legislative positions each year.
  • Research local, state and federal legislative issues that impact the Greater Elkhart and regional business community, especially in the areas of economic development, education, environment, OSHA, technology, transportation, workforce, women and young professionals.
  • Build relationships with Elected Officials and monitor government activities.
  • Promote Government efficiency and seek cooperation, collaboration and coordination among government, business, and the community at large.
  • Participate in quarterly meetings with the Mayor of Elkhart.
Council Meeting Time: 1st Friday 8:00 am


Council Chair: TBD

Board Liaison: Judy Jankowski, Real Services

Council Liaison: Ginger Lyons

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