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.
2019 Government Affairs Council Chairman: Allison Smoot, All County Home Care & Hospice
The 86th Legislature is in Session!
You may have heard that the 86th Legislative Session has begun. Your Boerne Chamber will be working diligently to ensure that the voice of our business community is heard in Austin. Please take a moment to review the Boerne Chamber's 2019 Legislative Agenda. We encourage you to reach out if you have any questions regarding our legislative priorities, or if you would like to learn more about how these might benefit your business.
Stay Tuned, Stay Informed
We will be updating you regularly throughout the legislative session. If there are legislative topics you would like to hear more about, please let us know.
2019 Government Affairs Council Members:
|Council Member Name||Company Name|
|Matt Diana||Covenant Services|
|George Monroy||Monroy Information Technology Services|
|Lynn Richter||Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce|
|Dan Blankenship||City of Boerne - Utilities|
|Patrick Cohoon, Past Chairman||Leger Ketchum & Cohoon, PLLC|
|Robert Imler||Robert L. Imler - Community & Government Relations Consultant|
|Misty Mayo||Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation|
|Allison Smoot, Chair||All County Home Care and Hospice|
|Ben Bunker||KFW Engineers & Surveying|
|Amy Story||Boerne Kendall County Economic Development Corporation|
|Olivia Burdick||Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place|
|John Thomas||VFW Post 688|
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
- City of Boerne Single Member District Map
- Kendall County Commissioners Court
- Kendall County Voting Precincts Map
- 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.