Governmental Affairs


    Betsy Shelton, Chair, Governmental Affairs Committee
    Tracey Clark
    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 2018-2019 Legislative Agenda Sponsors:  


  • Committee Member Name Company Name
    Beth McCraw Jennie Stuart Medical Center
    Janet Calhoun Planters Bank
    Tracey Clark Jennie Stuart Health Foundation
    Lori Harper Rogers Group, Inc
    Peg Hays Casey Jones Distillery
    Virginia Gray Tennessee Valley Authority
    John Mahre City of Hopkinsville
    Kelli Pendleton Christian County Chamber of Commerce
    Lindsey Geraci Christian County Chamber of Commerce
    Jerod Kaufman Stewart Richey Construction
    Michael Cansler Rogers Group, Inc
    Elizabeth McCoy Planters Bank
    Adam Murphy Lake Barkley Insurance
    Rich Maddux The Cowabunga Group, LLC.
    Lee Conrad Higgins Insurance, Inc
    Brad Bolinger Higgins Insurance, Inc
  • Members of the Governmental Affairs Delegation with Congressman Comer of Kentucky's First District

    Annual Governmental Affairs Washington Fly-In