Visitor Guide 2016


Governmental Affairs

Statement of Purpose: Maintain awareness of local, state, and federal issues and facilitate information sharing and public awareness among members and citizens. Promote interest and involvement in the elective and governmental process. Encourage and enhance community leadership.

Meetings: Meets the 1st Monday of each month at 12:00 pm at Blarney's.

Governmental Affairs:
  • Cracker Barrel Sessions. Members enjoy Saturday morning discussing key legislation with local legislators during the legislative session. These sessions provide an excellent opportunity to stay informed of bills that impact area businesses and farmers.
  • Leadership Mitchell. Leadership Mitchell is a leadership development program for any citizen of the Mitchell area and is designed to identify opportunities and prepare participants to develop personal and professional skills, to identify opportunities and prepare participants for future service and leadership, to help existing leaders sharpen their leadership skills, and to motivate individuals to take an active role in community affairs.
  • Legislative Preview, Review, and Forums. Events provide a discussion of important business issues to be addressed during the upcoming session of the South
Chair: Susan Kiepke

Member Name Company End of Term
Brian Loken LifeQuest 2017
Susan Kiepke Davison County 2017
Darron Werkmeister CorTrust 2017
Dusty Johnson Vantage Point 2018
Joe Zellmer Cabela's 2018
John Claggett Davison County 2018
Neil Putnam City of Mitchell 2018
Christie Gunkel Davison County 2019
Sheri Andersen Vantage Point 2019

Staff Contact:
For more information about the Government Affairs Committee or to join, please contact Rebecca at or call the Chamber at 996.5567.