public policy Committees

Ever wonder how you can become more involved in the public policy process? It can be as easy as joining one of the KC Chamber’s government relations committees. Several committees are available that meet regularly to focus on specific issues or issues in specific jurisdictions. Most government relations committees are open to any Chamber member to join.

Energy and Environment Committee


The Energy and Environment Committee is a strategic alliance of business leaders and key stakeholders in the regional energy and environment industries. The group guides the KC Chamber on meaningful energy and environment policy. It is involved with the City Energy Project, the Mayor's Energy Challenge, the Energy Symposium, and the Environment Reception. For more information call (816) 374-5406 or email brown@kcchamber.com.

Committee Chair

Elizabeth Danforth, KCP&L


Federal Affairs Committee


The Federal Affairs Committee discusses national issues affecting the metro area, develops the KC Chamber’s annual federal policy agenda, and meets regularly with the area congressional delegation.

Committee Chair

Clyde McQueen, Full Employment Council

For more information, call (816) 374-5406 or email brown@kcchamber.com.

Federal Public Policy Agenda 2016 >> (opens in Adobe Acrobat)


Kansas City Missouri Committee


The Kansas City Missouri Committee provides a forum for discussion of issues related to Kansas City, Missouri, and happenings from City Hall.

Committee Chair

Cindy Circo, City of Kansas City, Missouri

For more information contact call (816) 374-5432 or email friend@kcchamber.com.


Kansas City Missouri Business Leadership Council


The Kansas City Missouri Business Leadership Council is a select group of CEOs focusing on issues such as the City's finances, deferred maintenance, tax fairness, and public safety.

Committee Chair

Dave Frantze, Stinson Leonard Street

For more information contact call (816) 374-5432 or email friend@kcchamber.com.


Kansas State Affairs Committee


The Kansas State Affairs Committee develops the KC Chamber's annual Kansas public policy agenda, assists Chamber lobbying efforts in Topeka, and provides members with direct access to Kansas' key elected officials.

Committee Chair

Scott Jones, KCP&L

For more information, call (816) 374-5406 or email brown@kcchamber.com.

Former Kansas Budget Director Duane Goossen met with the KC Chamber Kansas State Affairs Committee February 14 to help the group understand the difficult budget situation facing the state and discuss possible ramifications of large 2012 tax reductions the leadership’s work to take state income taxes to zero.

Kansas Public Policy Agenda 2016 >> (opens in Adobe Acrobat)


Missouri State Affairs Committee


The Missouri State Affairs Committee develops the KC Chamber's annual Missouri public policy agenda, assists Chamber lobbying efforts in Jefferson City, and provides members with direct access to Missouri elected officials.

Committee Chair

Mike Talboy, Burns & McDonnell

For more information, call (816) 374-5432 or email friend@kcchamber.com.

Missouri Public Policy Agenda 2016 >> (opens in Adobe Acrobat)


Transportation Committee


The Transportation Committee hosts the annual Transportation Commission Reception and works for the maintenance and improvement of the region's transportation networks.

Committee Chair

John Wagner, Jr., Wagner Industries

For more information, call (816) 374-5455 or email murray@kcchamber.com.