Your Chamber Advocates for the Business Community
Get more done, with less red tape.
The chamber can help you navigate zoning laws, local ordinances and City Hall.
Jackson County is a great place to do business, but there are still rules to follow, paperwork to complete and permits to acquire. And while you know your business inside out, city, regional and state government are a different story. That’s where your Chamber comes in. Our members turn to us for help with the paperwork, processes and approvals needed to start, promote and expand their businesses.
Since 1909, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, now representing over 750 businesses, has served as the leading voice for the business community. The Chamber regularly supports legislation and regulations that reduce the cost of doing business in Michigan and oppose legislation that is over-burdensome and places Michigan-based businesses at a competitive disadvantage with businesses in other states.
The Staff of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce works diligently to maintain close working relationships with all local, state, and federally elected officials in order to stay on top of any and all issues and legislation that could affect the Jackson County business community or our local non-profits. The Jackson County Chamber is the leading driver and advocate for dynamic business and economic development in Jackson County.
The Legislative Committee monitors activities in state and local government affairs to safeguard business interests regarding laws, regulations and other controls that affect business operations. The Legislative Committee works closely with local elected officials and the business community to put forth solutions for road funding and the lead line replacement mandate.
For more information about this committee contact Tim Booth at 517-782-8221.
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Jackson County Commissioners
District 1 - Tony Bair
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District 2 - Rodney Walz, (517) 937-2668
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District 3 - Corey Kennedy (517) 581-1091
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District 4 - Philip Duckham (517) 592-6714
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District 5 - Chairman James Shotwell Jr (517) 748-0253
Chairman James E Shotwell, Jr. represents District 5 located within the townships of Summit and Liberty.
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Jackson City Council
Ward 1 Arlene Robinson (517) 960-5866
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Ward 2 Freddy Dancy (517) 740-1250
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Ward 3 Jeromy Alexander (517) 769-4745
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Ward 4 Laura Dwyer Schlecte (517) 780-3830
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Ward 5 Kelsey Heck 231-878-5423
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Ward 6 Will Forgrave (517) 316-5750
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The Mayor of Jackson
Mayor Derek Dobies (517) 499-6647
Mayor Dobies was elected in November 2017, after serving on the City Council for Jackson's 6th Ward since 2011. While on City Council, Derek served on the city’s Planning Commission, the Ella Sharp Park Board of Trustees, the Parks & Recreation Commission, the Public Arts Commission, the Police & Fire Pension Board, and the Downtown Development Authority. He also served as Vice President to the Jackson Housing Commission...
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State and Federal Legislators
Federal Elected Officials
US Senator Gary Peters
Position: US Senator
Phone: (517) 377-1508
Address: 124 West Allegan Street Suite 1810 Lansing, MI 48933
In the 114th Congress, Gary serves on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and the Joint Economic Committee.
In the U.S. Senate, Gary’s top priority is to continue...
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Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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City of Jackson
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Political Action Committee
Since 1909, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, now representing over 750 businesses, has served as the leading voice for the business community. The Chamber regularly supports legislation and regulations that reduce the cost of doing...
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