At its January 29 meeting, the APGA Board of Directors approved the nomination of Jason Roberts, City Recorder/Administrator for the City of Newbern, Tenn., to the Public Gas Policy Council (PGPC). The PGPC is an advocacy group made up of elected and appointed officials from public natural gas communities. The primary purpose of the PGPC is: to assist APGA in moving legislation forward that is important to its members; to oppose harmful legislation; and, 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 natural gas issues.
PGPC members come to Washington D.C., each year in May to participate in the APGA Government Relations Conference that includes meeting with their representatives to discuss public natural gas issues. 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 natural gas message to Congress has significantly strengthened APGA’s advocacy efforts. If you have an elected or appointed official from your community that would be a good advocate for public gas it is not too late to submit that individuals name for the PGPC.
For questions about this article or the PGPC, please contact Dave Schryver of APGA staff by phone at 202-464-2742 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org