Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) keeps abreast of regulations and proposed legislation and guidelines related to clean water industry challenges, regulatory policies, and funding opportunities.

Our committee is the connection point between PNCWA and the WEF Government Affairs Committee, Pacific Northwest AWWA Government Affairs Committees plus State regulatory officials, EPA officials, Pacific Northwest Congressional delegation, and individual state legislators. Our goal is to identify and bring issues to PNCWA for broader discussion, technical review, or development of position papers. We also keep the membership informed of key developments and proposed changes in state and federal water pollution and related laws, guidelines, regulations, and programs.

We meet by conference call once a month and have one in-person meeting at the Annual Conference.

Get Involved

Join the Government Affairs Committee and gain the opportunity to work with state legislators and the congressional delegation to help prioritize clean water issues. Members also have the opportunity to represent the Pacific Northwest at the WEF/AWWA Fly-in. Our role is to advocate for good policy and legislation that affects the industry and we need your voice. Join today. 

Find the latest Government Affairs Committee Updates on the News page and in the monthly Digest. Not signed up? Sign up here.

Contact Info

Susan Schlangen, Chair
Water Systems Consulting, Inc.
[email protected]