Government Relations

Your Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce works to be the voice of business within our community and to our elected representatives at all levels of government. We strive to be THE voice of business throughout the county, at the State House and in our Nation’s capitol. We work with the Indiana and U.S. Chambers of Commerce to make sure our federal representatives know how Muncie-Delaware County businesses feel about the laws they are considering.
 

What We Do

We attend meetings of the Muncie City Council, Delaware County Council and Delaware County Commissioners and when necessary, stand up for the rights of our member businesses. We also track legislation at the State level and, when called for, provide testimony to House and Senate Committees to make sure Muncie-Delaware County’s business voice is heard.  You can always contact your Chamber to find out more.

Educating Members

Educating our members, and the community at large, is another way we strive to serve. It is the Chamber’s belief that a well informed population will be able to make better, more informed choices and decisions for the betterment of our community.

Whether the concern is public safety, transportation or the health and well-being of the community, we are engaged in the dialogue and stand ready to offer assistance to be sure we continue to move our community forward.

Government Activities and Legislation


Listed below are a few of the Government- and Legislative-related activities offered by your Chamber.  Each year finds us adding new and different programs, which you can find on our Event Calendar.

Elected Officials Appreciation

Serving as an elected official can be a challenging and thankless job. However, each year your Chamber thanks those individuals who serve the community as elected officials.  Our programs change from year to year in an effort to make this recognition current, meaningful, and entertaining.  Past events have included concerts, football and basketball games, and our popular Let’s Talk Politics event.

Legislative Updates

Several times throughout the state legislative session, we invite our State Representatives and Senators to hold a question-and-answer forum in Muncie. This program allows interaction between our state legislators and the members of our community.

Legislative Dinner

Members are invited to travel to Indianapolis to have dinner with our State Legislators while the General Assembly is in session. This opportunity gives members the chance to let our legislators know what is important to the business community.

Other programs we offer to help in our mission include:

  • Legislative Update Sessions
  • Candidate Forums
  • State Legislative Dinners
  • Community Educational Forums

Additional government links are available. If you have further questions or comments, please contact the Chamber.

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Brenda Brumfield
Director of Community & Government Relations
Prior to joining the Chamber team, Brenda was a legislative aide for the Indiana House of Representatives, and a speechwriter for the House Republican caucus. Brumfield joined the Chamber staff in 1992. She worked as the Director of Advocacy until 1998 when she left to pursue other opportunities with her growing family. She rejoined the Chamber team as Director of Community & Government Relations in May of 2007. Her responsibilities include serving as a liaison between the business community and elected officials at the local, state and national level. She also plans events to allow chamber members the opportunity to interact with elected officials. She earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana State University in Terre Haute.