Technical and Management

Division 12 Government Affairs

Mission Statement

To promote and defend the interests of members and the industry at large with the federal government and its regulatory agencies and to increase the visibility and presence of the industry within its decision-making process. To further identify and monitor, from introductions or proposals or passage or promulgation, a pre-established, realistic manageable set of federal issue priorities; to insure adequate, qualified staffing to interpret and inform members about the effects of federal action upon them; to collect fact-based information on the industry and its ability to comply and furnish the information to federal offices and; to locate within the membership of AFS those individuals and companies able to provide commitment to a pro-active government affairs program and a willingness to assist the Society towards this goal.

In addition, cooperate and assist state and chapter groups in joint efforts to advance the issues of the industry before house and senate members of Congress.

To conduct an annual conference for the purpose of disseminating timely information on the issues to the industry and also provide them the opportunity to voice the industry position to their various house and senate representatives on a face-to-face basis. 


Doug Kurkul
847/824-0181 x244

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