Government Affairs

Led by Executive Director of Government Affairs G. Tracy Mehan III, staff at AWWA's Government Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., attend to legislative and regulatory affairs that impact water utilities in the United States, and their customers.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Tracy Mehan Digital

G. Tracy Mehan III

Oversees all Washington, D.C., activities of AWWA including all federal affairs, liaison with other organizations, and representation of AWWA as required.

202.628.8303
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DIRECTOR OF FEDERAL RELATIONS

Steve Via Web-2

Steve Via

In partnership with volunteers, Steve leads in the development of activities to initiate, evaluate, respond and comment on regulatory, security and related matters within the framework of association policy.

202.326.6130
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LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR

Tommy Holmes Digital

Tommy Holmes

Implements AWWA's legislative agenda by monitoring legislation; organizing congressional education; coordinating annual AWWA Water Matters! Fly-In and related member communications with Congress; and supporting legislative focus of the Water Utility Council.

202.326.6128
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MANAGER, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Adam Carpenter Digital

Adam Carpenter

Analyzes a wide range of regulatory and policy issues related to drinking water, with a particular emphasis on source water protection, energy policy, cyanotoxins, and climate change, and consumer confidence reports

202.326.6126
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MANAGER, FEDERAL RELATIONS

Kevin Morley Digital

Kevin Morley

Manages utility security and preparedness initiatives including the Water & Wastewater Agency Response Networks. Also handles perchlorate issues.

202.326.6124
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LEGISLATIVE ANALYST

Kevin Morley Digital

Nate Norris

Supports implementation of the association’s legislative priorities by communicating with Congress and monitoring legislative developments, with a particular focus on funding and appropriations.

202.326.6122
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CONTACT THE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

We always want to hear from members and others with interest in the water sector. We also encourage members to arrange to meet with us in person if they are visiting the Washington, DC area.  Please contact us at 202-628-8303, email a staff member, or mail correspondence to:

AWWA Government Affairs Office
1300 I St NW Suite 701W
Washington, DC 20005

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