The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance engages with local, state and federal officials to create public policy that generates economic growth, business prosperity and talent development in Mount Pleasant/Henry County. We provide opportunities for our members to connect, build relationships and continue dialogue with their elected officials.
At the start of each state legislative session, the Chamber hosts a Legislative Kick-Off to unveil our annual state agenda. In addition, we host a series of breakfast during the legislative session which is open to the public allowing time to communicate with our elected officials. At the end of the session, we invite our elected officials to give us a brief wrap up at a lunch held in appreciation for their efforts.
We have two important lobbying trips for our members. We are a proud participant in Southeast Iowa Days at the State Capitol in Des Moines and the annual Washington DC Fly In to our nation’s capitol. Both are cooperative events with our Southeast Iowa neighbors in Des Moines, Lee and Louisa counties.
Government Affairs Committee
The Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee meets regularly with the objective to stimulate community engagement in legislative policy and to help develop legislative position statements on behalf of Mount Pleasant, Henry County, and the Southeast Iowa region. This committee establishes the Guiding Principles and the State Legislative Agenda with input from our members.