• Advocacy Resources

  • 2018 Areas of Focus 2018 Areas of Focus

    1. City and County Budget development process
      1. Goal: Promote greater business community awareness and engagement in the budget prioritization and development processes for the City and County.
    2. Housing/Workforce
      1. Goal: Ensure housing policies assist in meeting workforce needs while encouraging and promoting economic and community growth.
    3. Transportation
      1. Goal: Promote fiscally responsible transportation policies that encourage economic growth and support business community needs to maintain productivity.
    4. Development process oversight
      1. Goal: Increase efficiency of development and permitting processes to encourage residential and commercial development.
    5. Energy policy
      1. Goal: Review, identify and advance energy policies that promote business’s needs.

  • Rochester Area Legislators Rochester Area Legislators

    Senator Dave Senjem, District 25
    sen.david.senjem@senate.mn • 651-296-3903 • Minnesota Senate Building, Room 3401
    Chair: Capital Investment

    Vice Chair: Taxes
    Member: Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy, Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance, Transportation Finance and Policy

    Representative Duane Quam, District 25A
    rep.duane.quam@house.mn • 651-296-9236 • 571 State Office Bldg
    Member: Government Operations and Elections Policy; Health and Human Services Reform; Select Committee on Technology and Responsive Government; State Government Finance; Subcommittee on Childcare Access and Affordability

    Representative Duane Sauke, District 25B
    rep.duane.sauke@house.mn • 651-296-9249 • 287 State Office Bldg
    Member: Agriculture Policy; Capital Investment; Transportation Finance

    Senator Carla Nelson, District 26
    sen.carla.nelson@senate.mn • 651-296-4848 • Minnesota Senate Building, Room 3231
    Chair: E-12 Finance
    Member: Capital Investment; Finance; Health and Human Services Finance and Policy; State Government Finance and Policy and Elections

    Representative Tina Liebling, District 26A
    rep.tina.liebling@house.mn • 651-296-0573 • 237 State Office Bldg
    Minority Lead: Health & Human Services Reform

    Member: Health & Human Services Finance; Ways & Means

    Representative Nels Pierson, District 26B
    rep.nels.pierson@house.mn • 651-296-4378 • 379 State Office Bldg     
    Member: Agriculture Finance; Agriculture Policy; Capital Investment; Health and Human Services Finance

    Write To Your Legislators:
    100 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155

    Call Your Legislators:
    651-296-0504 (Senate)
    651-296-6646 (House)

  • Area Chambers Area Chambers

    Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce
    1727 W Main St, Albert Lea, MN 56007 | (507) 373-3938 | albertlea.org

    Austin Area Chamber of Commerce
    329 N Main St, Ste 102, Austin, MN 55912 | (507) 437-4561 | austincoc.com

    Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce
    138 Highway Ave S, Blooming Prairie, MN 55917 | (507) 583-4472 | bloomingprairie.com

    Caledonia Chamber of Commerce
    120 S Kingston St, Caledonia, MN 55921 | (507) 725-5477 | caledoniachamberofcommerce.com

    Cannon Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
    103 4th St N, Cannon Falls, MN 55009 | (507) 263-2289 | cannonfalls.org

    Chatfield Commercial Club
    229 Main St S, Chatfield, MN 55923 | (507) 867-1605 | ci.chatfield.mn.us

    Claremont Area Chamber of Commerce
    PO Box 236, Claremont, MN 55924 | (507) 456-3899 | claremontmn.com

    Houston Chamber of Commerce
    215 W Plum St, Houston, MN 55943 | (507) 896-4668 | houstonmnchamber.com

    La Crescent Chamber of Commerce
    109 S Walnut St, Ste B, La Crescent, MN 55947 | (507) 895-2800 | lacrescentmn.com

    Lake City Chamber of Commerce
    101 W Center St, Lake City, MN 55041 | (651) 345-4123 | lakecity.org

    Lewiston Area Chamber of Commerce
    PO Box 423, Lewiston, MN 55952 | (507) 523-2691 | lewistonmn.org

    Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce
    205 3rd St W, Ste A, Northfield, MN 55057 | (507) 645-5604 | northfieldchamber.com

    Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
    320 Hoffman Dr NW, Owatonna, MN 55060 | (507) 451-7970 | owatonna.org

    Pine Island Area Chamber of Commerce
    106 2nd St SW, Pine Island, MN 55963 | (507) 356-8233 | pineislandmnchamber.com

    Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce
    439 Main St, Red Wing, MN 55066 | (651) 388-4719 | redwingchamber.com

    Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce
    220 S Broadway, Ste 100, Rochester, MN 55904 | (507) 288-1122 | rochestermnchamber.com

    Rushford-Peterson Valley Chamber of Commerce
    401 S Elm St, Rushford, MN 55971 | (507) 864-3338 | rushfordpetersonvalley.com

    St. Charles Area Chamber of Commerce
    1000 Whitewater Ave, St. Charles, MN 55972 | (507) 932-8192 | stcharlesmn.biz

    Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce
    PO Box 13, Spring Valley, MN 55975 | (507) 346-1015 | springvalleychamberofcommerce.com

    Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce & CVB
    137 Main St W, Wabasha, MN 55981 | (651) 565-4158 | wabashamn.org

    Winona Area Chamber of Commerce
    902 E 2nd St, Ste 120, Winona, MN 55987 | (507) 452-2272 | winonachamber.com

  • For more information about Government Affairs, please contact Government Affairs Manager, Mike Schnell or call (507) 424-5666.