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The Government Affairs Committee is responsible for organizing ASHRAE members to educate local, state, provincial, and national government bodies and officials in areas of interest to ASHRAE members, and to promote effective cooperation between ASHRAE members and government. The committee works to coordinate government affairs efforts and is responsible for developing the extent and the manner in which ASHRAE implements and pursues actions to influence government affairs and public policy.

A new standing committee beginning in Society Year 2013-14, the Grassroots Government Activities Committee (GGAC) wants members at all levels of ASHRAE to be a part of this exciting program.  In Society Year 2015-16, the Advocacy Committee and the Grassroots Government Activities Committee merged into the Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee, bringing all of ASHRAE’s government affairs under one umbrella.  In Society Year 2018-19, the name of the committee was changed to the Government Affairs Committee to more accurately reflect the purpose and work of the Committee. More information about the work of the committee can be found here:

Government Affairs

Did you know that:

  • ASHRAE’s Government Outreach Days are targeting legislative leaders and other policy makers at all levels of government?
  • Building connections with representatives from relevant government entities and related professional and technical organizations is a critical goal of ASHRAE for the adoption and use of our Standards, Guidelines, and other technical and educational resources?
  • The Government Affairs Committee confers an Award annually to an ASHRAE member who demonstrates outstanding efforts in government activities of importance to ASHRAE?


pdf_icon.png October 23, 2023 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png June 23, 2023 Tampa Annual Meeting Minutes

pdf_icon.png April 12, 2023 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png February 3, 2023 Atlanta Winter Meeting Minutes

pdf_icon.png November 7, 2022 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png June 24, 2022 Toronto Annual Meeting Minutes

pdf_icon.png May 5, 2022 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png January 29, 2022 Vegas Winter Meeting Minutes

pdf_icon.png December 2, 2021 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png September 30, 2021 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png June 16, 2021 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png March 17, 2021 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png January 27, 2021 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png October 21, 2020 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png June 9, 2020 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png April 22, 2020 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png February 1, 2020 Orlando Conference Minutes

pdf_icon.png October 30, 2019 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png June 22, 2019 Kansas City Conference Minutes

pdf_icon.png January 12, 2019 Atlanta Conference Minutes

pdf_icon.png October 29, 2018 Conference Call Minutes

pdf_icon.png June 23, 2018 Houston Conference Minutes

pdf_icon.png June 4, 2018 Minutes

pdf_icon.png January 20, 2018 Chicago Conference Minutes

pdf_icon.png June 24, 2017 Long Beach Conference Minutes

pdf_icon.png  May 5, 2017 Minutes

pdf_icon.png  December 6, 2016 Minutes

pdf_icon.png  November 1, 2016 Minutes

pdf_icon.png  August 30, 2016 Minutes

pdf_icon.png St. Louis Conference Minutes (June 25, 2016)

pdf_icon.png  May 19, 2016 Minutes

pdf_icon.png Orlando Conference Minutes (January 23, 2016)

pdf_icon.png  October 30, 2015 Minutes

pdf_icon.png  Atlanta Conference Minutes (June 26-27 2015)

pdf_icon.png  May 19, 2015 Minutes

pdf_icon.png  April 21, 2015 Minutes

pdf_icon.png  March 17, 2015 Minutes

pdf_icon.png  February 17, 2015 Minutes

pdf_icon.png  Chicago Conference Minutes (January 23-24, 2015)

GAC Governing Documents

pdf_icon.png Manual of Procedures (approved February 2, 2022)

pdf_icon.png Resource Manual (approved June 16, 2021)

Link to the Manual for Chapter Operations: (Sections of the MCO Pertaining to GAC are Sections 2.1 and 2.5)

Link to the Rules of the ASHRAE Board of Directors (Section of the ROB Pertaining to GAC is Section 2.402)

For more information and updates on the Government Affairs Committee, please visit:

Should you be interested in being a GAC leader in your chapter or section, please contact the ASHRAE Government Affairs staff at to initiate communication with the Regional Vice Chair for GAC in your region:

  • Artorius Reyes (I)
  • Mike Genin (II)
  • RJ Hartman (III)
  • Weston Hockaday (IV)
  • Louis Van Belle (V)

    • Beth Tomlinson (VI)
    • Jess Gardner (VII)
    • Damon McClure (VIII)
    • Peter Koneck-Wilwerding (IX)
    • Ryan Carlson (X)
    • Daryl Glen Collerman (XI)
    • Timothy Theriault (XII)
    • Yew T.A. (Albert) Sin (XIII)
    • George Pantelidis (XIV)
    • Ahmed Bolbol (RAL)