Senator Donna Campbell with LB Class 2017
Chamber Members at the Texas State Capital

Government Affairs

The Chamber serves an advocate for business as outlined in the Chamber's Mission Statement.

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:

  1. Identify areas where more involvement in state and federal government could have a positive impact on Boerne.
  2. Disseminate information on local, state, and federal government initiatives, legislation, and programs to the local business community.
  3. 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.

2018 Government Affairs Council Chairman: Patrick Cohoon, Leger Ketchum & Cohoon, PLLC

Staff Member Responsible for Council: Lynn Richter, Administrative Assistant.



2018 Legislative Advocacy Agenda Survey:

We need your input!
The Government Affairs Council of the Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce is preparing the advocacy agenda for the upcoming legislative session in Austin. We want to know what legislative issues and actions you feel are most important to help your business or organization.

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Please click on the green button to participate in the survey. It should only take a couple of minutes of your time.

Your feedback is very important to us!



2018 Government Affairs Council Members:

Council Member Name Company Name
Matt Diana Covenant Services
Bruce Forey Bandera Electric Cooperative
Roger Hemminghaus Kent Creek Ranch
George Monroy Monroy Information Technology Services
Lynn Richter Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce
Mike Schultz City Of Boerne & Sonora Bank
Jeff Thompson City of Boerne - Utilities
Roland Benson Benson Design
Patrick Cohoon, Chairman 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
Richard Sena Hill Country Health Plans
Corey Huffman Catto & Catto, LLP
Amy Story Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation
Olivia Burdick Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place
John Thomas VFW Post 688


Questions? Suggestions?

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.

Contact Lynn Richter at the Chamber, (830) 249-8000 if you have any questions.