Governmental Affairs


    US Census 2020- Counting Deployed Service Members 

    The US Census Bureau is currently accepting comments on the recommendations for the 2020 Census to count deployed service members by their residence prior to deployment. This rule change will allow our population to be more accurately represented in the 2020 Census. Please take a few moments to download this letter of support, sign it, and mail to the address provided on the letter or send an email to POP.2020.Residence.Rule@census.gov (printed copies are available at the Chamber of Commerce). All comments must be submitted by the end of July. 



    Betsy Shelton, Chair, Governmental Affairs Committee
    Betsy Shelton
    Chair, Governmental Affairs Committee 

    The role of the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee is to relate to and ask for support from local, state, and federal governments on issues that affect the growth and prosperity of our community.

    These priorities are selected by participating in a vast number of committees and task forces and are mostly projects that will directly benefit other entities.

    As the Legislative season begins, the Governmental Affairs Committee and Chamber staff organize three major activities:

    • The Legislative Agenda Briefing—a time to share the priorities with local, state, and federal legislators.
    • The Drive-In to Frankfort—a time to meet with key state officials regarding the top one or two priorities.
    • The Fly-In to Washington DC—a time to meet with key federal officials regarding the top three priorities.

    In addition, the Governmental Affairs Committee works closely with local officials to ensure that local priorities advance.

    Our 2016 Legislative Agenda Sponsors:  


  • Committee Member Name Company Name
    Betsy Shelton Heritage Bank
    Janet Calhoun Planters Bank
    Holly Hampton Holly Hampton - Coldwell Banker/MetroNet Realtors
    Lori Harper Rogers Group, Inc
    Peg Hays Herb Hays Furniture
    Don Henderson Henderson Realty Investors
    Mick Henderson Commonwealth Agri-Energy, LLC
    Kelli Pendleton Christian County Chamber of Commerce
    Katie Lopez Christian County Chamber of Commerce
    Jerod Kaufman Robinson Construction Company
    Lori Harper Rogers Group, Inc
    Elizabeth McCoy Planters Bank
    Adam Murphy Lake Barkley Insurance
    Rich Maddux Propulsys, Inc
    Lee Conrad Higgins Insurance, Inc