The Chamber serves an advocate for business as outlined in the Chamber's Mission Statement.
The Government Affairs Council provides a platform for local member businesses to hear about local, state and federal issues, as well as for members to express their views on those issues.
The Government Affairs Council was established in 2005 and is charged with three primary tasks:
- Identify areas where more involvement in state and federal government could have a positive impact on Boerne.
- Disseminate information on local, state, and federal government initiatives, legislation, and programs to the local business community.
- Make the voice of local business heard, particularly by local City and County government leaders.
The Government Affairs Council identifies areas in which the Chamber's involvement in local, state and federal issues could have a positive impact on Boerne. The Council is also a resource for the business community to receive information on local, state, and federal government initiatives.
"The GAC provides a monthly venue for local government officials, while engaging in transparent and ongoing conversations that address critical community issues. I learn more each month on that Council than I do anywhere else." - Shawn Bonner, Hungry Horse Restaurant
Scheduled Monthly Meetings
11:45 a.m. on the 1st Thursday of every month in the Boerne Chamber of Commerce conference room.
Chairman: Kevin Thompson of Acacia Landscape
Staff Member Responsible for Council: Lynn Richter, Administrative Assistant.
2017 Government Affairs Council Members:
|Council Member Name||Company Name|
|Kevin Thompson, Chairman||Acacia Landscape|
|Ron Cisneros||City Of Boerne|
|Matt Diana||Covenant Services|
|Roger Hemminghaus||Kent Creek Ranch|
|George Monroy||Monroy Information Technology Services|
|Lynn Richter||Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce|
|Mike Schultz||City Of Boerne|
|Dub Smothers||Dub & Dolly Smothers|
|Jeff Thompson||City of Boerne - Utilities|
|Karen Daly, ABR, CRS, GRI||Kuper Sotheby's International Realty - Karen Daly, CRS,GRI,e-Pro|
|Richard Elkins||Kendall County Commissioners Court|
|Roland Benson||Benson Design|
|Patrick Cohoon||Leger Ketchum & Cohoon, PLLC|
|Robert Imler||Robert L. Imler - Community & Government Relations Consultant|
|Misty Mayo||Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation|
|Shawn Morris||Eggerss Capital Management|
|Allison Smoot||All County Home Care and Hospice|
|Eric Woodring||JM Lowe & Company|
|Ben Bunker||KFW Engineers & Surveying|
Contact the Government Affairs Council by clicking here.
To help keep you better informed, we are providing you with local, state and federal website links for you to visit and review. Just click on the website link you wish to visit.
- Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG)
- City of Boerne Council Meetings and Agendas website
- City of Boerne Planning and Community Development website
- Kendall County Commissioners Court
- Boerne Independent School District
- Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District
- State of Texas Government
- Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives
- Texas Association of Business
- VoteForBusiness, the Votexas.org
- US Chamber of Commerce and
- Friends of the US Chamber
- Texas Voter Registration Applications (online or downloaded).
- Kendall County Precinct map.
- Kendall County Elections website.
Contact Lynn Richter at the Chamber, (830) 249-8000 if you have any questions.