Government Affairs Committee

Government Affairs Committee


The Government Affairs Committee coordinates the voice and keeps members informed of critical updates so they may respond quickly and take a proactive role in fleet and mobility legislative concerns. The committee develops and carries out government affairs and advocacy strategies, including proposing legislation and regulations that would positively impact fleets, as approved by the Board of Directors or President. Member help monitor and draft responses, as appropriate, to legislation and regulations that would affect fleets.

Committee responsibilities

  • Develop and carry out government affairs and advocacy strategies, including proposing legislation and regulations that would positively impact fleets, as approved by the Board of Directors or President.
  • Collaborate with existing NAFA committees, or create issue-specific workgroups and task forces as needed (with input from the President and Chief Executive Officer) to address legislative or regulatory needs. Add positions on such workgroups with appropriate individuals.
  • Monitor and draft responses, as appropriate, to legislation and regulations that would affect fleet management.
  • Make recommendations and seek President or Board of Director approval on responses to legislation and regulations.
  • Seek member input and action on legislation and regulations that affect fleet management.
  • Increase the number of Regular Members participating in workgroups and task forces that develop NAFA positions and comments on legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Encourage Regular Members to become more active in issues by providing tools they can use to educate their management on fleet issues and to communicate directly with legislators and regulators.
  • Involve Regular Members with key legislators and regulators through Washington “Fly-ins” and NAFA leadership meetings.
  • Suggest article ideas for NAFA’s magazine and newsletter.
  • Inform public policy through regular and coordinated interaction with legislators and regulators.
  • Shape public policy by providing credible, valid information to legislators and regulators at an early point with continued involvement throughout the process.
  • Educate stakeholders on regulatory and legislative issues through webinars, conference calls, alerts or other modes of communication.
  • Meet to review current activities and to consider new initiatives. 
 

Chair responsibilities

  • Encourage active participation on the committee.
  • Attend Leadership Forum meetings and provide update report on activities.
  • Communicate regularly with the reporting Director, Chief Executive Officer, and Legislative Counsel.
  • Schedule and lead conference calls as needed.
  • Serve as key liaison between committee members and NAFA staff.
  • Serve as a Member of the I&E Curriculum Committee.
 

Committee Members

Chair

Bill McCarty

Director – Office of Budget & Management
City of Springfield
Springfield, IL
 

Vice Chair – Regular Member

Jeffery L. Jeter

Service/Support Manager
Liberty Equipment
Partlow, VA
 

Vice Chair – Associate Member

Mark Boada

Senior Editor
Fleet Management Weekly
 Newtown, PA

 

Board Leader

Maria Neve

Manager  
Mercury Associates Inc.
Marysville, PA