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Governmental Affairs

The public policy arm of the Chamber, the mission of this group is to be a proactive voice on public policy issues that impact our members, particularly at the local level. The committee studies issues that affect business and advocates for business interests and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding adopting a position or taking action on those issues. This committee also partners with the Minnesota Chamber and other local chambers throughout the state as part of the Minnesota Chamber Federation. Meets: Second Thursday of each month from 9:00 - 10:00 am
Matt Benda
Peterson, Kolker, Haedt & Benda, Ltd.
Peggy Bennett
Bennett, Peggy
Randy Cirksena
State Farm at The Barn-Randy Cirksena
Dan Dorman
Greater Minnesota Partnership
Leah Stadheim
Shell Rock River Watershed District, Education/Outreach Coordinator and Administrative Assistant
Mary Jo Dorman
Dorman, Mary Jo
Dennis Dieser
Albert Lea Family Y
Shari Jenson
Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director
Patrick 'Ian' Rigg
City of Albert Lea, City Manager
Tom Jensen
Freeborn County Administration
Eric Hunnicutt
Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
Kim Nelson
Riverland Community College - Austin
Mike Chandler
Renewable Energy Group, Inc., Plant Manager
Janelle Koepke
Riverland Community College - Austin, Dean of Institutional Advancement
Eythan Frandle
Peterson, Kolker, Haedt & Benda, Ltd., Associate Attorney
Gene Dornink
Dornink Homes, Owner
Ryan Langemeier
Riverland Community College - Albert Lea, Dean of Academic Affairs