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Committee Members

Cotton Koch - Chair | Madison Central School District

Dan Buresh | Individual Member

Matt Groce | KJAM Radio

Chris Studer | East River Electric Power Coop

Jane Utecht | Dakota State University

Travis Wicks | Lake County Democrats

Emily Wollmann | Dakota State University

Chamber BoD Liasions

Travis Olson | East River Electric Power Coop

Tyler Ruhd | Infotech Solutions, LLC

Chamber Staff Liasion

Eric Hortness | GMACC Executive Director

Mission Statement: The GMACC Governmental Affairs Committee promotes awareness & involvement to representative democracy.


  • The GMACC Governmental Affairs Committee meets as needed throughout the year.
  • Madison/DSU Hosts the Legislature (MDHL) - Typically held in early February, the GMACC & DSU organize a bus trip to the State Capitol Building in Pierre to attend Legislative Committee Meetings, Senate & House General Sessions & a tour of the SD Crime Lab.
  • Legislative Forums - These events are held as needed throughout the year.