Advocate for and promote our business community, government and military with one of our committees: 

Government and Military Affairs Committee (GMAC)

The government and military affairs program advocates and promotes government, military, and national defense economies by supporting the interests of the military, military families, the local defense industry, and the region as a whole. For more information, contact Kyle Allwine at 540-373-9508.

Legislative Affairs Committee

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Affairs Committee represents the interests of the area business community before the local, state and federal government. Committee members meet regularly with these elected officials at all levels of government to advocate for business-friendly public policies and to discuss topics of concern to the business community.

Each year the committee prepares a Legislative Priority package that outlines the Chamber’s positions on issues – ranging from transportation to taxation to health care – which comes before the Virginia General Assembly.

The committee presents the packet to the Fredericksburg Region’s lawmakers at the annual Legislative Meeting and Reception, which takes place in December shortly before the start of the next year’s legislative session. This annual gathering of political and business leaders includes a Q&A session with our state representatives.

Chamber staff and committee members have put together other such forums, including meetings with former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Congressman Rob Wittman.

Current Members

Kim McClellan, Chairman, Fredericksburg Area Assocation of Realtors
Brad Jones, PBMares, LLP
Tasha Browne, LifeCare Medical Transports, Inc.
Gerald Childress, The Childress Agency
Kevin Dillard, LifeCare Medical Transports
Janel Donohue, Reappahannock United Way
Matt Faulconer, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Ted Hontz, Basic Commerce and Industries, Inc.
Berkley Mitchell, Cushman & Wakefield Thalhime
Charlie Payne, Hirschler Fleischer
Paul Scott, Scott Insurance and Financial Services
Eric Fletcher, Mary Washington Healthcare
Caroline Phelps, Phelps Strategies
Kathy Wall, Mary Washington Hospital
Sarah Walsh, Rappahannock United Way
Joe Wilson, PermaTreat Pest Control
Kelly Newton, Commonwealth Financial Solutions, Inc.
Charlotte Horne, Allstate
Mark Steele, The Title Professionals

For more information about our committees, contact Kyle Allwine at 540-373-9508.