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2019-2020 Government Relations Section Council Members

Signup Deadline: 03-19-2019
Starts: 06-03-2019
Ends: 06-30-2020
Location: Kick Off ASAE Headquarters, Washington, DC 20005 volunteer opportunity location


The Government Relations Section Council (GRSC) promotes excellence in association government relations and advocacy by helping to develop innovative programming and engaging content that improves the effectiveness of association GR professionals and associations’ activities. The GRSC is comprised of three subcommittees that focus on educational programming and material that instructs and enlightens their fellow peers on a variety of issues pertaining to government relations and public policy. The GRSC:

  • Recommends and advises ASAE on ways to improve programs and services for Government Relations members, including but not limited to service on at least one GRSC subcommittee;
  • Advises ASAE University staff on the content of the government relations and advocacy learning program offerings, assists in the identification of speakers, actively helps promote, and participates in the programs;
  • Submits proposals (or identifies potential submitters from outside the council) for ASAE major conferences such as: Annual Meeting; Great Ideas; Marketing, Membership, Communications Conference; & Associations at Work
  • Authors articles and participates in live and virtual events on government relations and advocacy related hot topics and issues;
  • Engages ASAE members with Government Relations and Advocacy responsibilities and/or interests through a variety of in-person and online communication vehicles (e.g. ASAE Events, Member Meet-ups, Collaborate, Webinars, etc.)
  • Collaborates with other ASAE volunteer groups to promote association government relation and advocacy activities.


Eligibility Requirements:                   

  • Volunteer Opportunity will last 1 year
  • In-Person & Virtual Opportunity
  • Association Professional
  • Experience in Government Relations Industry
  • Engagement with ASAE Volunteering

Meeting Requirements:
The GRSC requires two in-person meetings each year. The first of these meetings is a mandatory kick off meeting at ASAE Headquarters in Washington, DC which will be held on June 13th, 2019 from 11:00amto 2:00pm. The second in-person meeting will be in spring 2020 prior to ASAE’s American Associations Day on the Hill. There are a series of teleconferences held throughout the year for the council and its subcommittees.

Industry experience needed: 4 to 6 years


  • New volunteers are required to attend the volunteer group’s kickoff meeting in order to serve. There is no virtual option for this meeting.
  • Council members (or their organizations) pay their own travel expenses to attend meetings. ASAE does not reimburse Board, Committee, or Council members for travel.
  • Members can only serve on 1 (one) volunteer group (council or committee) at a time.


In principle and in practice, ASAE values and seeks diversity and inclusive practices within the association management industry.

ASAE promotes involvement, innovation, and expanded access to leadership opportunities that maximize engagement across identity groups and professional levels. Identity groups include and are not limited to age, appearance, disability, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, nationality, professional level, race, religion, and sexual orientation.


Government Relations
Government Relations and Public Policy
Government Relations and Public Policy
GS - Government Relations Section
Legal & Government Affairs
Public/Government Affairs

Volunteers Needed:

5 (0 open slots)

Experience Required:

4 - 6 Years Industry Experience


Myisha Headen