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 – Heritage Bank
  • Michelle Wilmont – City of Kent
  • Mike Heinisch – Kent Youth and Family Services
  • Sam Pace – Seattle King County Realtors Association
  • Harry Williams – Rotary Club of Kent & Past President of the Chamber
  • Carrie Shaw -Renton Technical Foundation
  • Jennifer Hammer – Heritage Bank
  • Greg Haffner – Curran Law Firm






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.