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.

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.  Contact Brenda Brumfield for more information.

Other programs we offer to help in our mission include:

  • Legislative Update Sessions
  • 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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Jay Julian
Chief Economic Development Officer, President/CEO
Jay is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Marion, IN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Millikin University, Decatur, IL in 1979. Jay joined the Muncie Chamber of Commerce on July 1, 2009. Julian is the former Executive Director of Development Services with City of Marion, IN. Prior to this, he was the Planning Director for the City of Anderson, IN. Jay has received awards for IACT Economic Recovery, Historic Preservation Commission Award, and Indiana Black Expo Chairman’s Award.
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Erin Ailstock
Membership Director
As the Membership Director for the Chamber, Erin is responsible for membership sales and retention. She also works to develop and implement programs and opportunities that provide value to Chamber members.
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Brenda Williamson
Director of Community & Business Engagement
Brenda Williamson serves as the Chamber's Director of Community and Business Engagement.She came to the Chamber after serving as a long-time Chamber Ambassador. Brenda has worked in for-profit and non-profit organizations serving the Delaware County Community for more than 25 years. Her volunteer experience includes Rotary, Altrusa, WIBU, PSI IOTA XI, and United Way.