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There are many government and legislative events that are held by the NEJC Chamber each year.
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State of the Cities
At the State of the Cities, each Northeast Johnson County mayor shares his or her city’s outlook and provides insight on the successes and challenges they have faced that year. Attendees learn how the Northeast Johnson County communities work together and what issues they anticipate facing. The audience can ask questions about the decisions that affect their homes and businesses. The event is held in January each year, and is one of the Chamber’s biggest events.
State of the County
The State of the County Address is also held each year in March. The Chair of the Johnson County Commission shares his or her insight on the current status of Johnson County and looks at important topics facing businesses and residents. This year Chair Ed Eilert conducted an interactive survey that attendees completed during the presentation.
Legislative Preview Breakfast
The NEJC Chamber’s Legislative Preview Breakfast is held each year in December. Newly elected legislators speak about what they will be working on in the upcoming session followed by a mediated question and answer period. This year’s Legislative Preview Breakfast will be held on December 16, 2011 at the Homestead Country Club.
Legislative Breakfast Series
The Legislative Breakfast Series enhances the communication and information between the business community and the legislative delegation. This breakfast series is hosted by the Johnson County Public Policy Council, and each breakfast features a different Senator and Representatives. The breakfasts are on Saturdays at7:30 a.m.and attendees have the option of attending the entire series of five or individual breakfasts.
The NEJC Chamber also has many legislative resources available to our members.
This Week in Topeka Report
Each week as the session closes our lobbyist writes a weekly report that summarizes the week inTopeka. The Chamber provides a copy of the newest report to all members each week via the Monday Business Brief and website.
Legislative Affairs Committee
The legislative committee acts as a business advocate for the Northeast Johnson County area. The committee watches activity in the city, county and state legislative bodies. They pass information on to the members and may take a stand on specific issues. This committee primarily meets during the legislative season from January through April, but will stay in contact throughout the year.
The NEJC Chamber also has a registered lobbyist that visits Topeka to follow issues on the Chamber’s behalf.