Public Policy Committee
The Public Policy committee is the advocacy arm of The Chamber. The committee consists of a cross-section of Chamber members who are committed to preserving the integrity of the business climate by advancing sound policies and a stable regulatory environment for the business community to thrive.
Working to assess initiatives with regional significance, key issues that this committee monitors are taxes, infrastructure, workforce, education, health care, metro cooperation, and energy and natural resources.
The committee meets monthly to learn about and discuss current issues, monitor legislation and work to represent our community at all levels of government. This year, the committee has been active and brought in a wide variety of individuals such as the Lieutenant Governor, legislative leadership, the ND Tax Commissioner, ND Superintendent of Public Instruction and local city officials. Aside from inviting in perspectives of community and industry leaders, this committee is responsible for setting the Public Policy agenda each year, which creates the framework for major lobbying efforts within Minnesota and North Dakota.
The committee also helps guide Eggs & Issues programming, and is the first step in making official Chamber stances. Membership on is open to any employee of a Chamber member organization. To learn more, read our 2019 Public Policy Guide.
Chair: Tim Flakoll, Tri-College University
Staff support: Katie Mastel, Government Affairs & Advocacy Manager
Meeting time: 8 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month
Supporting sponsor: Eventide Senior Living Communities