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.

Task Forces

Technology: Tony Delgado, Peter Elliott, David Robinson

Growth: Maria Mahoney, Julie Townsend, Mike Hickman

Education: Wendy Dodge, Sandra Sheets, Trista Otto

Healthcare: Maggie Mariucci, Michael Spake, Valeria Jorn

Environment: Will Link, Mike McGee

Quality of Life: Ashley Troutman, Craig Hill, Laura Rodriguez

Committee Contacts

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

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