Representing Regional Needs on Legislative and Regulatory Policies

In 2013, the Regional Water Authority Board of Directors approved a five-year strategic plan. A key component of the plan was advocacy. The Board’s goal: Ensure that regional needs and concerns are positively represented on legislative and regulatory policies and actions. To achieve this goal, RWA launched the Advocacy Program. RWA dedicated resources to a contract lobbyist and part-time staffing for the program in 2015. After just one full year in operation, the results are palpable and significant.

RWA and member agency staff created a legislative platform and policy principles for Board approval that address key advocacy issues and goals. These will guide RWA’s advocacy efforts and future work plans for years to come. The documents also demonstrate RWA’s commitment to strong, proactive advocacy and will help build upon our important partnerships with allied organizations as we continue to increase RWA’s advocacy profile.

Read the 2017 Advocacy Program Highlights

Read RWA’s policy principles on public good charges (adopted by the RWA Board on November 12, 2015)

Read RWA’s  priority issues and policy principles (approved by the RWA Board on September 10, 2015)

For information about RWA’s Advocacy Program, contact Ryan Ojakian, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Manager.

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