Recommend association policy on legislative, regulatory and legal issues to the Board of Directors.
Monitor and track governmental activities and issues that may have an impact on the industry. Conducts research where necessary.
Develop personal relationships with public (municipal, county, regional, state and national) officials.
Develop and coordinate local legislative and regulatory goals and strategies. Develops a system to prioritize issues according to their importance, ability to succeed and impact on association resources.
Prepare regular communications regarding actions by local government for distribution to members.
Develop and implement a system to alert members regarding pending government issues of interest to industry.
Develop solutions to industry problems in cooperation with elected and appointed officials.
Develop programs for association meetings involving government affairs issues, including participation by leading appointed and elected officials.
Identify members to testify before boards, commissions and committees regarding industry issues. Also, identifies members interested in serving as an appointed or elected public official.
Act as the liaison with state and national government affairs committees and garners support among local members for state and national initiatives.