CANCELLED: Legislative Forum

posted on 4/12/24

The final Legislative Forum of the season scheduled for Saturday, April 20th has unfortunately been cancelled. The legislators informed us they need to stay in the Capitol to work on the State's budget. Please join us next year when we invite our elected officials again to engage with their constituents at the Chamber's annul Legislative Forum.


The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its final Legislative Forum this season, an event designed to facilitate open dialogue between community members and local legislators.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. The doors open at 7 a.m. with the event starting promptly at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 9 a.m. This forum aims to enlighten citizens on what is happening at the state capital.

Please note that our local representation has alerted us that they may end up working the weekend at the state capital. We will not know if this is for sure happening until Friday afternoon. Please watch our Facebook and website for updates

At the Fairfield Chamber Legislative Forum, attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with elected officials, to discuss a wide range of topics impacting our area. This forum will serve as a platform for meaningful conversation and constructive exchange of ideas.

The forum will feature updates from local legislators about what they are currently working on and a Q&A session. This allows participants to gain insights, share perspectives, and build relationships with local leaders and fellow community members. Whether you are a business owner, resident, or advocate, your input and participation are vital in shaping the future of Fairfield. By fostering dialogue and collaboration, we can work together to address challenges, seize opportunities, and drive positive change in Fairfield and beyond.

"We encourage everyone to join us at the Fairfield Chamber’s Legislative Forum and be part of the conversation," added Mendy McAdams, Chamber Director. "Together, we can make a difference and create a stronger, more vibrant community for generations to come."

The forum will feature the three Iowa legislators who represent Jefferson County, who are:

Iowa State Senator Adrian Dickey of Senate District 44

• Iowa House Representative Jeff Shipley of District 87

• Iowa House Representative Helena Hayes of District 88

McAdams said the chamber opted to go with two forums this year, one in February and one in April, instead of four to accommodate the legislators’ busy schedule.

Residents who attend the forums are treated to free donuts and coffee courtesy of the forums’ sponsors.

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce extends its gratitude to event sponsors and partners for their support in making this forum possible. This year’s forum sponsors include: Morrissey Law Office, Fairfield Community School District, Jefferson County Farmers and Neighbors (JFAN), Sierra Club, and Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. For more information, please visit or contact the Chamber at

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