Meeting

Legislative Rally

You are in the best position to talk to Congress about the direct impact of federal action at the local level.
February 27 - March 1, 2023

The next Legislative Rally is scheduled for February 27 - March 1, 2023.

More information on registration and hotel reservations will be available soon. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Who Should Attend?

  • Public power staff and leaders
  • Mayors, city council, and board members
  • Others who want to get involved and advocate for public power

At the Legislative Rally, the American Public Power Association provides the resources, connections, and collective power to help public power communities make your voices heard in Washington, D.C.

Why Should I Attend?

As a public power advocate, you are in the best position to talk to Congress about the direct impact of federal action at the local level. Our coordinated outreach efforts are strengthened because you represent not only your public power community, but also the 49 million Americans served by public power.

This Legislative Rally is only open to APPA member utilities, Joint Action Agencies, and State Association members.

More information on safety protocols will be available in the fall. 

Registration information will be available in the fall. 

The Mayflower Hotel

The Mayflower Hotel Autograph Collection has been a Washington, DC landmark since opening its doors over 90 years ago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this hotel has been completely refreshed, offering a host of modern amenities while maintaining a sense of iconic luxury. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the sweeping marble lobby before getting comfortable in the redesigned guestrooms. The vibrant American brasserie, EDGAR, offers locally inspired fare, seasonal cocktails, and wines by the glass, open daily for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Guests can also experience the sights and sounds of Washington, DC, steps from the hotel, with easy access to the Metro and city bike shares. Whether you're in the nation's capital for business or pleasure, you'll be delighted with the historic tradition and captivating luxury of The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection.

 

Address:                                           The Mayflower Renaissance Washington

                                                           1127 Connecticut Avenue NW

                                                            Washington, DC 20036

 

Main Telephone:                               1-202-347-3000

More information on the program will be available in the fall. 

Legislative & Resolutions Committee

Members can help shape APPA’s policy priorities by voting on resolutions through the Legislative and Resolutions (L&R) Committee. Each APPA member organization is eligible to designate one employee or governing board member to serve as its voting delegate on the committee.

APPA’s policies on legislation, regulations, and other federal issues are determined through a democratic, grassroots process that occurs annually. The L&R Committee meets once a year at the Legislative Rally, which is typically held in late February or early March. This process begins by APPA members, individually or collectively, drafting proposed policy resolutions and submitting them to the L&R Committee in advance of the its meeting at the annual Legislative Rally.

When a resolution has been adopted by the L&R Committee at the February/March meeting, it becomes APPA policy, with full force and effect, until it is given final consideration at the annual APPA Business Meeting in June.

Only one voting delegate per APPA member organization is allowed. If you have questions about designating a voter please email [email protected].

Members may wish to start by reviewing current policy resolutions. Key questions to ask as you review them are: Has the APPA adopted a policy position that needs to be altered? Have conditions changed so existing positions need to be revised and updated? Are there other issues not previously addressed for which the APPA needs to stake out public power's interests?

All proposed resolutions must be made available to L&R Committee members at least two weeks prior to the meeting so that committee members have adequate time to review them. Therefore, if you are a member and would like to submit any resolutions, please email them to Desmarie Waterhouse, Vice President of Government Relations & Counsel, at [email protected].