APWA Committees Heading to DC

On April 3-4, 2019, APWA’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC) will be holding its annual spring advocacy meeting in Washington, D.C. This year two of APWA’s technical committees, Water Resources and Emergency Management, will also be spending time in D.C. with the GAC. During the two days in D.C., the committees, APWA board liaisons to the three committees, and APWA staff will be meeting with key Congressional committees, and federal agency representatives. Meetings are being requested with the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Appropriations Committees in both chambers. The federal agencies with which meetings are being sought include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Permitting Improvement Streamlining Council (FPISC), and FirstNet.

During meetings on Capitol Hill and with the federal agencies, APWA participants will advocate for APWA’s public policy priorities-- Transportation, Water Resiliency, and Emergency Management and Response. Additionally, the D.C. meetings will allow for APWA participants to directly share their professional experiences and perspectives. The opportunity to provide a local and state public works perspective related to how federal laws and regulations truly impact public works services and infrastructure investment is appreciated by federal policymakers.

For additional information about APWA’s Government Affairs activities, or the upcoming April meeting, please contact Andrea Eales, Director of Government Affairs, at aeales@apwa.net