EMWD’s Board of Directors adopted a strategic objective to “Conduct a highly productive and effective federal, state and local advocacy representation program to effectively influence legislation, regulation and outside funding in a manner that benefits EMWD and consistently demonstrates industry leadership.”
To achieve this goal, EMWD’s Board of Directors, Executive Management and Public and Governmental Affairs staff build and maintain relationships with legislative leaders, their staff, and other opinion leaders, and involve all appropriate EMWD disciplines to formulate positions on legislative and policy issues.
EMWD monitors and, where appropriate, seeks to influence federal and state legislation to provide EMWD’s ratepayers safe and reliable potable and recycled water supply and wastewater services in an economical manner. Guided by the Legislative Policy Principles adopted by EMWD’s Board of Directors and the professional opinion of EMWD’s staff, the Legislative Affairs Team communicates EMWD’s position and takes action on pertinent legislative issues.
Each legislative session, EMWD staff commits to State and Federal legislative priorities and strategies that are developed with careful consideration of EMWD’s mission statement, guiding principles and strategic plan.
EMWD feels strongly about educating and keeping customers informed of issues affecting them. The legislative items listed below consist of proposed legislation that may directly affect customers.