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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Manages utility security and preparedness initiatives including the Water & Wastewater Agency Response Networks. Also handles perchlorate issues.
Supports implementation of the association’s legislative priorities by communicating with Congress and monitoring legislative developments, with a particular focus on funding and appropriations.
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