Enhancing the Monadnock Region's Public Policy Voice

Regional Issues Series Forum

Enhancing the Monadnock Region’s Public Policy Voice 

Why & How Our Business Community Can Make a Difference

Featuring Andy Smith, Director, UNH Survey Center

With the end of the 2016 election cycle, public officials are pivoting back to thinking about governing and public policy. Public policy happens every day, formulated at the local, state and federal levels in ways that promote economic and business development, and sometimes in ways that are not as helpful. Learn how and why those who participate in the public policy process have more influence than those who don’t.  

  • How could our regional voice be more effective – in Concord, in your town(s), and in other ways?
  • How does the legislative process work?  When and how does public input happen?  How do we weigh in?
  • What are some examples of current public policy issues that affect the business community?

In addition to remarks by Andy Smith, Director of the UNH Survey Center, there will be a panel of people involved with public policy every day: 

  • Cordell Johnston – NH Municipal Association
  • Molly Kelly – NH State Senator
  • Bob Dunn – Devine Millimet (lobbyist)
  • Kendall Lane – Mayor of Keene
  • Zach Williams – Office of US Senator Jeanne Shaheen
  • And others…

About the Series
The Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce is organized “to advance the commercial, industrial, educational, cultural, recreational and general welfare of Keene and the surrounding area.”  Those of us who live and work here already appreciate what the area offers, and we know we have challenges and opportunities, including: demographics (retiring workforce); regional transit; physical & digital infrastructure; energy; workforce housing; population health; travel & tourism; environmental sustainability; and the creative economy. 

Through our periodic Regional Issues Series forums – which are free and open to the public – we convene community stakeholders to learn about issues so we can engage on them effectively, all with the goal creating a more vibrant 21st century economy in the Monadnock Region.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Centennial Hall, Alumni Center
Keene State College

There is no cost to attend this event, and it’s open to both Chamber members and “not yet members.”  

For planning and logistics purposes, we would appreciate an RSVP by November 28th – please email us at info@keenechamber.com with “Issues Series” in the subject line, or call us at 603-352-1303.