2019 Government Relations Conference

APGA members meet in Washington, D.C., every spring to take part in the Government Relations Conference (GRC) by meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The GRC is held in coordination with the Spring Board and Committee Meetings. 

The 2019 GRC will take place from May 5-8 at the Alexandrian Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia. 

In addition to receiving updates on key natural gas issues, another critical component of this event is APGA members meeting with their congressional delegations. Having congressional representatives hear directly from their constituents on key issues of interest to public natural gas systems has greatly helped APGA’s advocacy efforts. In previous years, many members of the APGA Public Gas Policy Council attend and participate in meetings on the Hill. The Public Gas Policy Council is made up of elected and appointed officials from public natural gas communities. 

At the 2018 GRC, APGA members met with approximately 60 congressional offices to communicate their views on important legislative issues. One of the days concluded with a reception in the Senate Agriculture Committee hearing room, which was well attended by congressional staff and representatives from many of the energy trade associations that APGA works with. 

For questions on this year’s conference, please contact Dave Schryver or Dan Lapato of APGA staff by email at dschryver@apga.org and dlapato@apga.org or by phone at 202-464-2742.

Hotel Info

The Alexandrian Hotel

The Alexandrian by Marriott (formerly Hotel Monaco) in Alexandria, Virginia, is located at 480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314. The Alexandrian is firmly planted in rich history, yet excitedly sailing toward a bright future. King Street bustles with boutiques, galleries, pubs and eateries, and our proximity to the waterfront and Metro means direct access to D.C. and Reagan National Airport. 

Location

Washington, DC/National/Reagan Airport - DCA

Located about five miles from our hotel, Reagan National Airport provides easy access to Washington, D.C. Depending on traffic and time of day, travel time is about 10–15 minutes. Complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and Reagan National Airport scheduled daily between 7 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. on request.

  • Take the GW Parkway South out of the airport, approximately 3 miles, into Old Town Alexandria.
  • The Alexandrian is on the right side of the street at 480 King Street.
  • Complimentary hotel shuttle is available to/from the hotel from Ronald Reagan Airport.
  • Estimated taxi fare: approximately 15-20 USD (one way).
  • You can also use Uber, which is about $12.