Government Committee - Now Public Policy Committee

The Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce is very active in local and state government. This committee exists for those members who are interested in the legislative, transportation and business advocacy issues that affect Eden Prairie and the surrounding areas. They discuss these issues and then help communicate positions to local metro and state officials. They also meet with and influence the people who are forming current policy and future legislation.
 
This committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 AM at the Chamber Office. 

If you are interested in joining this committee or getting more information, please contact Chamber President Pat MulQueeny at (952) 944-2830.



Recent Activities of the Public Policy Committee

Legislative Breakfast - June 10, 2016

Thank you to all who joined us for the Legislative Breakfast with the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce on June 10. We enjoyed engaging dialogue with Rachel Stassen-Berger of the Pioneer Press and Mary Lahammer of TPT on behind-the-scenes life at the Capitol during the Legislative Session. We discussed victories, disappointments and the missed opportunities of the 2016 Legislative Session.

Legislative Luncheon - March 3, 2016

We gathered for lunch with our elected officials, including Senator David Hann, Representative Jenifer Loon, Senator Melisa Franzen and Representative Yvonne Selcer, to discuss the upcoming legislative session. We discussed several pertinent topics related to the local business and residential community including taxes, transportation and healthcare.

Legislative Breakfast - February 12, 2016

We partnered with the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 12 for a legislative breakfast. The panel included Senator Terri Bonoff, Senator David Hann, Representative Paul Thissen and Representative Kurt Daudt.

State of the City Luncheon - January 21, 2016

We gathered on January 21 for our annual State of the City Luncheon. We looked back on the successes and challenges we faced in 2015, and we discussed the opportunities ahead in 2016. We heard from Eden Prairie Chamber President Pat MulQueeny, School District Superintendent Curt Tryggestad and City Manager Rick Getschow.

 

 
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The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce operates mymn.org, an ambitious, multi-year public engagement and issue advocacy effort to fundamentally change Minnesota's public policy environment.  Their research has shown that most Minnesotans and business leaders agree on the issues, they just don't know it. We all talk a different language, and tend to speak up when the partisan volume is the highest.
 
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Join the conversation and share your views!  Submit photos, videos and comments.  You can also put the mymn.org link on their web or intranet sites.
 
This is just the first tool in many that will begin to change the policy debate in Minnesota. The Minnesota Chamber invites your support, feedback, suggestions and participation.  mymn.org will attract support by engaging Minnesotans in something they care deeply about, Minnesota and its future. We can only be successful in partnership with local chambers across the state.




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