APGA’s Public Gas Policy Council Nomination Form
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The PGPC is an advocacy group APGA created that is made up of elected and appointed officials from public gas communities. Locally elected and appointed public officials have a strong, persuasive, and authoritative voice in Washington, D.C. with their elected representatives in both the House and Senate. Having a core group of elected officials carry the public gas message to Congress has significantly strengthened APGA’s advocacy efforts. The primary purpose of the PGPC is: (1) to assist APGA in moving legislation forward that is important to its members, (2) to oppose harmful legislation, and (3) to provide advice on other legislative related issues of importance to APGA. The group also serves as a forum for elected officials to discuss public gas issues.
To be eligible for appointment to the group, an individual should be a member of a governing board of a utility that is a member of APGA or an elected official (i.e., mayor or member of city council) from the utility’s service territory. The PGPC meets annually in Washington D.C. in the spring. The 2014 meeting is scheduled for May 6th and 7th. During this time, the PGPC will meet with key members of Congress and the executive branch. The 2013 meeting included a reception in the Capitol Hill, briefings by key congressional staff, and over 50 meetings between PGPC members and congressional offices. The deadline for submitting nominations is December 31, 2013.