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Governmental Affairs


The Government Affairs committee of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce is committed to researching, developing, and advocating on issues that promote a positive, pro-active economic environment conducive to the needs of our community. It actively develops and promotes policy positions on critical issues impacting local businesses.

The Chamber believes that laws and regulations should serve the public without acting as a detriment to business development and growth.

Government Affairs Committee Legislative Days
Legislative Days 22

Goals of Committee:

  • Maintain awareness of critical issues
  • Meet with regularity and stay actively engaged
  • Develop and promote legislative priorities; and communicate with decision makers
  • Keep local businesses informed on the issues
Government Affairs Committee
Leg Priorities Present BOCC


John Murphy
Regional Sales Manager, Citrus County Chronicle

Carl Flannagan
Primerica Financial Advisors

Robb Auber
Teleiman, LLC

Kevin Cunningham
Re/MAX Realty One

Gary Mock
RMC(SW) USN Retired

Ardath Prendergast
Vice President / Operations & BRE, Citrus County Chamber of Commerce

Don Taylor
Economic Development Authority for Citrus County

Rob Wardlow
Wardlow & Cash, P.A.

Josh Wooten
President/CEO, Citrus County Chamber of Commerce

Tabitha Wells
Wells Business Solutions

Jim Green
Co-Chair, SCORE Nature Coast

Rebecca Bays
Freedom Hill Farms

Carol Kimbrough
Crystal River Mainstreet

Lindsay Platz
Insight Credit Union

Cregg Dalton
Citrus County Property Appraiser

Harold Walker
Citrus Construction Academy

Candidate Forum - Sherriff 2020

The 2021 virtual Sheriff Candidate forum was hosted by the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce.

Insurance Special Session

Chamber President/CEO, Josh Wooten and VP/BRE, Ardath Prendergast talk with The Florida Chamber President, Mark Wilson, to discuss the 2022 Legislative Special Session on Homeowner's Insurance.

Governmental Affairs Meeting

Chamber Governmental Affairs committee meeting with Florida State Representative, Dr. Ralph Massullo.

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