Federal Government Affairs Committee

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Tracking legislation in Washington is an important service that WQA offers members. The Federal Government Affairs Committee assists WQA’s Government Affairs Department in prioritizing key bills and regulatory initiatives. For example, the committee:

  • Helps the association decipher confusing federal legislation such as the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • Provides recommendations on the association’s advocacy agenda. Specific recommendations have included that WQA participate on federal coalitions, partner with other organizations, and target specific congress members and federal agencies.
  • Guides WQA’s DC representation on the impact of proposed federal legislation on the industry and WQA’s stance on the issue.

Committee Charges:

  1. Manages the efforts of WQA with respect to any legislative or regulatory matters that impact the industry
  2. Coordinates with the Water Science Committee with respect to the development of standards and with respect to the development of WQA positions on issues that require scientific input
  3. Provides semi-annual reports to the Board of Governors

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We’re Looking For

* WQA member individuals – all categories (manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, allied) and sectors (residential, commercial, industrial)

* Passion for governmental advocacy with a willingness to participate in legislative outreach events

Key Skills/Experience

* General knowledge of technical issues affecting our industry

* Strong communication skills

* Strong relationship-building skills for meeting with government officials and joining coalitions

* Experience addressing federal regulatory issues and reviewing draft legislation or rules is not required

MeetingFrequency

In Person: WQA Convention & Exposition, WQA Mid-Year Leadership Conference

Virtual: As needed

Staff Liaison: Government Affairs Director Jeremy Pollack

​Visit wqa.org/volunteer for information on signing up to serve on a WQA committee or advisory council.