Government Affairs Community

The Government Affairs Community has a number of overarching activities as well as specific activities which include

  • Position WEF as a recognized expert voice on all water;
  • Provide input on environment-related policies through actions including engagement with government officials and written comments and testimony on regulatory and legislative matters;
  • Inform WEF members and MAs and work towards internal consensus on environmental policy issues;
  • Promote the establishment of practical and scientifically sound international long-term environmental policy objectives;
  • Serve as an advocate of WEF positions within the U.S. and issues relating to U.S. environmental policy;
  • Work with the Committee members to implement Strategic Priorities and advance WEF's Position Statements.

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Susan Sullivan, 2023 - 2025
Tel:  978-323-7929  

Vice Chair
Alexandria Kendrick, 2023-2025
Tel: 918-695-1007

Scott Cummings

Past Chair
Charles Stevens, 2019 - 2023
Tel: 816-513-0279

Staff Manager
Steve Dye
Senior Director, Government Affairs
703-684-2400, ext. 7213

Focus Groups

Jim Fitzpatrick - Chair 

ValaRae Partee - Vice Chair

Steve Fangmann - Chair

Kristina Dragash - Vice Chair

Steven Fangmann - Vice Chair 

Saya Hickey - Chair 

Karen Steel - Vice Chair

MA Liaisons
Julie Nahrgang - Co-Chair

Jay Hoskins - Co-Chair



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