Advocacy Committee

The Chamber's Advocacy Committee promotes policies conducive to a strong business climate; plans programs and briefings on public policy; updates and interprets the local and Legislative Agendas; and recommends policy positions to the Chamber Board of Directors.

The Committee also incorporates various "Task Forces" dedicated to researching and recommending positions on issues related to their particular area of focus.  These include: Education; Environment; Growth; Healthcare; Quality of Life; and Technology.

Committee meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 8:30am at the Chamber.

Task Forces

Technology: Tony Delgado, Peter Elliott, David Robinson

Growth: Maria Mahoney, Julie Townsend, Mike Hickman

Education: Sandra Sheets, Trista Otto, Wendy Dodge

Healthcare: Maggie Mariucci, Michael Spake, Valeria Jorn

Environment: Will Link

Quality of Life: Ashley Troutman, Craig Hill, William Roll

Committee Contacts

Staff: Cory Skeates, Chamber President cskeates@lakelandchamber.com

Chair: Shane Kunze, shane.kunze@publix.com