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  • Governmental Affairs Committee

  • The Governmental Affairs Committee strives to generate interest in and action on advocacy efforts for key legislative issues affecting our membership and community.



  • Legislative Coffees

    Three Saturday morning coffee events are held during the legislative season, giving community members and opportunity to hear from their elected representatives.

  • Yankton Day at the Legislature

    This annual trip to our capitol in Pierre give Chamber members an opportunity to meet with cabinet officials and the governor, and lobby for important Yankton issues.

  • Legislative Luncheons

    These luncheons are held prior to and shortly after the legislative session, and feature the SD Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The public is invited to attend and hear an overview of key legislation items.

  • Washington, D.C. Trip

    The Governmental Affairs Committee partners with surrounding communities to organize an annual trip to Washington, D.C., giving Yankton community members an amazing opportunity to meet with officials and policymakers who impact legislation.

  • Candidate Forums

    Candidate Forums are held to give the public an opportunity to get to know the individuals running for city, county, and state offices prior to elections.

  • Community Forums

    Community Forums are organized by the Governmental Affairs Committee to inform the public about city, county, and state issues that are affecting our community.

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  • 2018 Chairperson
    Charlie Gross, Mount Marty College

    Committee Members
    Deb Bodenstedt, County Commissioner
    Jake Hoffner, Hoffner Aviation
    Bernie Hunhoff, South Dakota Magazine
    Jean Hunhoff, Czeckers Sports Bar & Grill
    Beth Kathol, Ability Building Services  
    Marcy Moser, First Dakota National Bank
    Stephanie Moser, Mount Marty College (Board Liason)
    Barb Rezac, Mount Marty College (Board Liason)

    Meetings are held the second Tuesday at noon at the Yankton Chamber & Visitors Center Conference Room, 803 E. 4th Street.

    For more information or to join the Governmental Affairs Committee e-mail chamber@yanktonsd.com or call (605) 665-3636.




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