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.

2019 Government Affairs Council Chairman: Allison Smoot, All County Home Care & Hospice

Staff Members Responsible for Council: Chesney Dunning, Director of Government Affairs and Lynn Richter, Administrative Assistant.

Click here to download the 2018 Government Affairs Council Bylaws.


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.

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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


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.