Chamber Advocacy

An integral component of the Chamber is to communicate the views of the business community to our elected officials.  Legislative priorities are identified and recommended to our Board of Directors for issues that affect our economy, business environment and quality of life in the Branson/lakes area.  If you would like to become involved with Legislative Affairs, please contact Monica Evinger at mevinger@bransoncvb.com or 417-334-4084 ext. 303.

Click here (http://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/default.aspx/default.aspx) to look up your legislators.

We support:

Economic Development/Tourism

  • Performance-based incentives competitive with other states and not subject to the appropriations process.
  • Working to lessen regulations that hurt growth and job creation.
  • Additional funding for USDA economic development loans while increasing the success rate in our region.
  • Full funding of the Missouri Division of Tourism and their marketing budget in accordance to RSMo 620-467 (Division of Tourism Supplemental Revenue Fund). Tourism is a net revenue generator for the State of Missouri.
  • Continuing to monitor and work with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers on issues relating to shoreline management in the Branson Tri-Lakes area.
  • A school start date not prior to the third week of August.

Workforce Development

  • The restructure of workforce develop programs and initiatives to meet the needs of new and growing businesses in the state.
  • Legislation that provides funding for state, county and city agencies to work in conjunction with public and private organizations to develop workforce housing.

Transportation/Infrastructure

  • Legislative efforts toward a timely solution for transportation funding in Missouri as it impacts tourism and overall economic development.
  • Advocacy to allow transportation network companies, which are vital to growth.

Energy and Environment

  • State and local water quality protection of our Ozarks streams and lakes which are vital to our high quality of place.
  • Representation from the Branson Tri-Lakes region on various water and environmental commissions and committees, such as the Clean Water Commission.
  • Development of a comprehensive statewide energy plan for all forms of generation.

Education

  • Full funding for Missouri’s educational system (Pre K-12 and higher education) that will prepare students to become suitably competent and workforce ready to meet the needs and expectations of employers

    To become involved with Legislative Affairs, please contact Monica Evinger at mevinger@bransoncvb.com or 417-334-4084 ext. 303.

STATEWIDE OFFICIALS BRANSON AREA OFFICIALS

Eric Greitens, Governor

Room 216, Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-3222
www.gov.mo.gov

Senator David Sater, Dist. 29

Room 416, Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-1480
David.Sater@senate.mo.gov
Mike Parson, Lieutenant Governor
Room 224, Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-4727
www.ltgov.mo.gov

Representative Jeff Justus, Dist. 156

Room 407-B, Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-1309
Jeffery.Justus@house.mo.gov
Jay Ashcroft, Secretary of State
Room 208, Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-4936
www.sos.mo.gov
Representative Don Phillips, Dist. 138
Room 135, Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-3851
Don.Phillips@house.mo.gov

Nicole Galloway, State Auditor

Room 121, Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-4824
www.auditor.mo.gov 

Representative Lyle Rowland, Dist. 155

Room 310, Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-2042
Lyle.Rowland@house.mo.gov

Eric Schmitt, State Treasurer

Room 229, Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-2411
www.treasurer.mo.gov 

Representative Scott Fitzpatrick, Dist. 158

Room 309, Capitol Building
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-1488
Scott.Fitzpatrick@house.mo.gov

Josh Hawley, Attorney General

Supreme Court Building
207 W. High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-751-3321
www.ago.mo.gov
US SENATORS CITY & COUNTY
Roy Blunt
260 Russell Building
Washington, DC 20510
DC Office:  202-224-5721
Springfield Office:  417-877-7814
www.blunt.senate.gov
Branson Mayor and Alderman
City of Branson Administration Office
110 West Maddux Street, Suite 210
Branson, MO 65616
417-334-3345
www.bransonmo.gov
Claire McCaskill
503 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
DC Office:  202-224-6154
Springfield Office:  417-868-8745
www.mccaskill.senate.gov
Mayor Karen Best
Mike Booth, Alderman Ward 1
Bob Simmons, Alderman Ward 1
Rick Castillon, Alderman Ward 2
Kirsten Hart, Alderman Ward 2
Betsy Seay, Alderman Ward 3
Rick Todd, Alderman Ward 3
U.S. Representative
Billy Long
2454 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
DC Office:  202-225-6536
Springfield Office:  417-889-1800
www.long.house.gov

Taney County

132 David Street
Forsyth, MO 65653
www.taneycounty.org
Stone County
108 East 4th Street
Galena, MO 65656
www.stoneco-mo.us