• Governmental Affairs

  • The Chamber often serves as a collective voice for the betterment of the business community. The Governmental Affairs committee is at the forefront of current issues and topics ensuring a prosperous business environment so the community as a whole can thrive. Governmental Affairs not only brings together community leaders from all levels of government but also the Joint Development Authority, Downtown Development Authority, school systems, colleges and universities, non-profit community, Airport Authority, Convention and Visitors Bureau and many other groups and individuals working either in Bartow County or on issues that directly affect Bartow County and our businesses and community.

    Meetings are open to anyone in the community. The meetings are generally held the second Monday of each month at 8:00 AM at the Chamber.


  • 2018 Meeting Schedule:

    (Speakers and topics will be listed as they are confirmed.)

    February 12 - 2018 Legislative Update - Georgia State Senator Bruce Thompson

    March 12 - Paul Pugliese, Bartow County Extension Coordinator

    April 9 - Legal Reform in Georgia - Reid Smith, Community Affairs Coordinator, Georgia Chamber

    May 14 - DOT Update - Jill Goldberg, External Affairs/Communications Program Manager, Georgia DOT

    August 13 - Introduction of Local Superintendents - Dr. Marc Feuerbach, Cartersville City School System, and Phillip D. Page, Ed.D., Bartow County School System

    September 10 - Legislative Impact on Local Manufacturing - Panel of Local Manufacturing Representatives

    October 15

    November 5

    View the website calendar for more information on upcoming Chamber events.


  • Janet Queen, Governmental Affairs Chair

    Janet Queen, 
    Committee Chair
    Phone: (770) 842-8153 | Email Janet

    Shane Evans, Governmental Affairs Co-Chair

    Shane Evans, 
    Committee Co-Chair
    Phone: (770) 975-4106 | Email Shane

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  • Left to Right: Don Barbour, AT&T; Cindy Williams, CEO of the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber; Janet Queen, Governmental Affairs Committee Chair; and Dr. Ron Newcomb, President of Chattahoochee Technical College and the guest speaker for the Governmental Affairs meeting on February 13, 2017.


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  • Left to Right: Mayor Kenneth Carson, City of Adairsville; Saunders Jones III, 2017 Board Chair, Cartersville-Bartow Chamber; Mayor Al Pallone, City of Emerson; John Cornelius, Georgia Power Company; Mayor Matt Santini, City of Cartersville; Janet Queen, Chair, Governmental Affairs Committee; Commissioner Steve Taylor, Bartow County; Cindy Williams, CEO, Cartersville-Bartow Chamber; and Peter Olson, County Administrator, Bartow County.