On June 18, 2020, Gov. Reynolds signed an Executive Order establishing the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board to assess the economic impact of COVID-19 on Iowa’s industries, businesses and workforce, analyze recovery efforts, and recommend strategies that ensure the future prosperity of our state for all Iowans.
Working groups dedicated to specific areas that influence Iowa’s economy will assist the Advisory Board in coordinating a comprehensive recovery and growth effort.
The Government Working Group is led by Co-Chairs Emily Schmitt, General Counsel of Sukup Manufacturing Co., and Barbara Sloniker, Executive Vice President at the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. Kraig Paulsen, Director of the Iowa Department of Revenue, serves as the Working Group Director.
The Government Working Group will discuss ways Iowans and Iowa businesses interact with state and local government and how services should be provided by the divisions and subdivisions that reside in the state.
Iowans can provide ideas and feedback through the Governor’s website.