Mission Statement
"To serve as the voice of the business community and maintain information flow for the Chamber members regarding Legislative issues and local issues possibly affecting their business."

Your Chamber depends on its Advocacy Committee to render a voice on behalf of business in Hernando County. This often includes a wide range of issues dealing with taxes, regulations, and working with state government departments to help fulfill our mission statement.

The committee is comprised of the membership at large that are involved in the community. The committee meets monthly at the Chamber headquarters, and recommends statements and positions for the Chamber Board to adopt. Often seen at government meetings, members of the Advocacy Committee are actively seeking input and information that will help the Chamber to inform on how to help our business membership.

2017 Advocacy Committee Members
Chairman - Richie Sanvenero
Marilyn Pearson-Adams
Matthew Foreman
Steve Van Gorden
Teri Nichols
Tyler Stapleton
Walter "Buddy" Selph

Morris Porton - Government Affairs Director

Monthly Meetings

4th Monday of every month (unless otherwise stated)
Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce 12:00pm

Monday, July 23rd - Guest Speaker - City of Brooksville Mayor, Betty Erhard



Monday, August 27th - Regional Quarterly Meeting

Guest Speaker:  John Mitten, Hernando County Commissioner, District 1
Silverthorn Country Club
4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill
$15 Members/Pre-Registered
$20 Guests and At-the-Door


Want to join the Advocacy Committee?

Click Here for a Advocacy Committee Application Form

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce strongly believes in assisting and supporting issues impacting not only our business members, but the County as a whole. Because of our relationships with every sector of the business community and within Hernando County Government, our name associated with a cause is something we take very seriously.

Click here for the Advocacy Support Application