• Government Affairs

Develops and maintains Chamber Legislative Agenda which works to promote economic development through legislative advocacy. Reviews and evaluates legislation which would impact members of the business community. Coordinates public/member forums for candidates in local elections.

Government Affairs aims to influence positive political action through dialogue while advocating for the current & future sustainable economic interests of Eureka.

Government Affairs aims to be an approachable exploratory arm of the Greater Eureka Chamber, aiming to foster positive political action that supports current and future economic prosperity of Eureka business.



Committee meeting day/time varies and is set each month.


Bring your topic or discussion to the floor!

Email the Chairs of the GAC to bring your topic to the Chamber.



Members of the Committee


Kate Witthaus

Northern California

Community Blood Bank


Rick Littlefield

Eureka Natural Foods


Robert Lawton

Humboldt Mortgage


Matt Owen

Tri Counties Bank



Jaison Chand

City Ambulance



Brian Papstein

Eureka Broadcasting



Donna Wood

City of Eureka

Kent Sawatzky




 Thank you to the dedicated members of the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. We appreciate you taking time out of your day to help us #ShapeTomorrow



If you have any questions about this page, the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce's political position/community project endorsements, or if you are interested in learning more about the Board of Directors and the Eureka Chamber's community participation and representation, contact Donna Wright.

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