Government & Community Affairs

Topeka Capitol

The Chamber identifies issues that affect regional economic sustainability and mobilizes efforts toward solving those issues through civic engagement. We advocate for solutions to those issues through education and civic engagement among businesses, non-profit organizations and government.

Legislative updates at the state-level are provided to members weekly when the legislature is in session. You may access previous Statehouse Reports here.

You can see the 2018 legislative priorities here.


  • Enhance member awareness and civic engagement regarding legislative and community issues
  • Enhance the Lawrence business community’s effectiveness as a leader in regional economic development
  • Identify and secure resources needed for successful business development through effective communication among members, community leaders, government officials and agencies

Chamber Committees

Government & Community Affairs
Chair: Kristin Eldridge, SNAP Promotions
Staff Contact: Hugh Carter
Purpose: Educate members regarding legislative issues and communicate the needs of the business community to local and state officials.


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