Government Affairs Committee

Government Affairs Committee (U.S. and Canada)

Legislative Counsels in Washington, DC and Ottawa, Ontario give voice to issues concerning the entire fleet management community. Counsels coordinate voice and keep members informed of critical updates so they may respond quickly and take a proactive role.

NAFA retains experienced legislative representatives in Washington, DC and Ottawa, ON to coordinate vital information on laws, regulations, and other government activity relating to fleets. Fleet managers and industry leaders rate this service one of the Association’s most valuable benefits of membership. Regular updates are included in most of NAFA publications, including Legislative Updates. In emergent situations, NAFA distributes urgent news to membership via email. NAFA encourages fleet managers to communicate regularly with lawmakers and regulators to assure that fleet concerns are considered when laws and regulations are being considered.

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.Fill positions on such workgroups with appropriate individuals.
  • Monitor and draft responses, as appropriate, to legislation and regulations that would affect fleets.
  • Make recommendations and seek President or Board of Director approval on responses to legislation and regulations.
  • Seek Regular Member and Associate Member input and action on legislation and regulations that would affect fleets.
  • Increase the number of Regular Members who participate in workgroups and task forces that develop NAFA positions and comments on legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Activate Regular Members by providing tools they can use to educate their management on fleet issues and to communicate directly with legislators and regulators.
  • Involve Regular Members directly through Washington “Fly-ins” and NAFA leadership meetings with key legislators and regulators.
  • Suggest article ideas for publication in NAFA’s magazine and newsletter.
  • Inform public policy through regular, 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 as necessary by conference call to review current activities and to consider new initiatives.
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Committee Chair Responsibilities
  • Encourage active participation on the committee by Regular Members and Associate Members.
  • 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 of the committee and task forces/working groups as needed.
  • Serve as key liaison between committee members and NAFA staff.
  • Serve as a Member of the I&E Curriculum Committee.

Committee Members

Bill McCarty
Director – Office of Budget & Management
City of Springfield
Springfield, Ill.
(217) 789-2191
Vice Chair
Jeffery L. Jeter
Service/Support Manager
Liberty Equipment
Partlow, Va.
Vice Chair - Associate Member
Mark Boada
Senior Editor
Fleet Management Weekly
Newtown, Pa.
(215) 860-5967
Board Leader
Maria Neve
Mercury Associates Inc.
Marysville, Pa.