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Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee

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The Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee shall be responsible for organizing ASHRAE members at the grassroots level to influence and educate local, state, provincial, and national government bodies and officials in areas of interest to ASHRAE members, in order to better coordinate efforts and understanding between ASHRAE members and government as well as being 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 Advocacy Committee (GGAC) wants members at all levels of ASHRAE to be a part of this new and 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.

Did you know that:

  • the pipeline of talent feeding the HVAC&R field is in danger of being closed even further through short-sighted state government regulation?
  • opportunities for more business in the development of sustainable buildings are being missed?
  • standards crafted by you and your colleagues are being passed over in favor of less prescriptive (and less beneficial to the profession) measures?

Detailed information about the Grassroots Advocacy Committee is available


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 June 25, 2016 St. Louis Conference Minutes

pdf_icon.png  May 19, 2016 Minutes

pdf_icon.png January 23, 2016 Orlando Conference Minutes

pdf_icon.png  October 30, 2015 Minutes

pdf_icon.png  June 26-27 2015 Atlanta Conference Minutes

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  January 23-24, 2015 Chicago Conference Minutes

For more information, see the resources listed below:

GGAC Governing Documents

pdf_icon.png Manual of Procedures (updated June 2016)

pdf_icon.png Committee Resource Manual

pdf_icon.png Manual of Chapter Operations

Relevant Rules of the ASHRAE Board of Directors

pdf_icon.png Policy Priorities (updated regularly)

Public Policy Resources

pdf_icon.png 6B-Licensure Resolution BOD

pdf_icon.png ASHRAE MOE fact sheet Oct2012

ASHRAE Policies

pdf_icon.png ASHRAE Commercialism Policy

ASHRAE's Logo Policy

Also, should you be interested in being a GGAC leader in your chapter or section, please contact Jim Scarborough, Senior Manager of State and Local Government Affairs, at to initiate communication with the Regional Vice Chair for GGAC in your region, a list of whom are provided below.