Government Affairs Committee
Advocacy on behalf of our members and business community is a priority of the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce. As a Chamber member you have full time advocates fighting for your interests in the political arena on issues that affect your business. Our Government Affairs Committee is fundamental in enhancing our community's business climate. These meetings are open to any Chamber member or member representative.
The Government Affairs Committee, as with all Chamber Councils, Committees, & Programs, is open exclusively to Chamber Members; if you're interested in becoming a Member of the oldest Chamber of Commerce in the State of Kansas, let us know, so you can begin to be involved today!
Priority Items the Chamber will actively support in 2019 (and beyond):
1. We support a countywide transportation study for improvements to all traffic flow and commercial access through Leavenworth County so that the County receives support in the 2020 comprehensive statewide transportation program.
2. We support the restoration of funding and access to a full range of mental health care and services statewide, at least to the same level of funding as FY 2007, and restoring the process of continued mental health reform.
3. We support programs that develop an educated and skilled workforce, to include programs that get people to their workplace.
4. We support practical and near-term solutions which would expand and maximize access to medical coverage options, such as Medicaid expansion and/or other options, and health care services for all Kansans, with the goal of reducing the financial burden on our local hospitals and other health care providers.