About the Committee

The Government Affairs committee develops the Chamber’s legislative agenda for issues addressed at the State legislature. The committee is comprised of small business, corporate members and municipal leaders from Kent and around the region. The committee evaluates local, regional and state issues that affect the business climate and quality of life (including initiatives and referendum). After extensive evaluation on issues the committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the Chamber’s position on issues.

The Government Affairs Committee is responsible for candidate debates such our Primary Debate, Election Forum for Federal, State & Local Elections.

Committee Members

  • Carmen Goers – Co-Chair – Wells Fargo
  • April Sta. Rosa – Co-Chair -Valley Floor Company
  • Andrea Keikkala (Staff to Committee) – Kent Chamber of Commerce CEO
  • Michelle Wilmont – City of Kent
  • Mike Heinisch – Kent Youth and Family Services
  • Steve Haft – Oberto
  • Sam Pace – Seattle King County Realtors Association
  • Jeff Wagner – Republic Services & Mayor of Covington
  • Jacquelyn Lloyd – Columbia Distributing
  • Harry Williams – Rotary Club of Kent & Past President of the Chamber
  • Carrie Shaw -Renton Technical Foundation
  • Ken Taylor – Valley Cities Counseling
  • Jim Berrios – Golden Steer Steak ‘n’ Rib House & Kent City Councilmember
  • Jennifer Hammer – Heritage Bank
  • Greg Haffner – Curran Law Firm
  • Kevin Hasslinger – Edward Jones Investments

2018

State Legislature Monitoring Report for February 18, 2018

State Legislature Monitoring Report for February 9, 2018

State Legislature Monitoring Report February 2018

The Kent Chamber is a proud supporter of the Kent School District’s 2018 Levy Campaign.  For more information please visit their levy website here.

2016

2015

2014

Join a Committee

For more information about joining this committee or other Chamber committees, please call us at (253) 854-1770 or contact us online.