AWFS Public Policy
The AWFS Public Policy Committee conducts an annual Public Policy Fly-In where members meet with their representatives in Washington, D.C., and partners with other groups, such as WMIA, WMMA, and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to advocate for a strong and competitive U.S. manufacturing base.
The association is dedicated to representing the interests of its members and the broader industry in all matters of public policy. AWFS member companies are drawn from a broad spectrum of industry enabling the association to remain in touch with emerging trends and potential threats. The association remains an advocacy representative in Sacramento, California and is active at the Federal level via a number of coalitions focusing on the threats and issues related to manufacturers in the U.S. as well as industry-specific issues.
California is often the first state to enact major legislation affecting manufacturing and the environmental industry. Frequently, new California laws and regulations influence the legislatures of other states as well as the Congress. AWFS’ Sacramento representation ensures that its member industries will be heard and its concerns adequately considered before new laws and regulations are passed.
AWFS Legislative Advocates
AWFS volunteers and staff formally represent member companies’ interests concerning the broad industry on regional and national committees, boards and regulatory bodies, including:
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW)
California Wood Industry Council (CWIC)
California Small Business Alliance
Cost Recovery Action Group (CRAG)
CA Credit Managers Association
Inter-Industry Wood Dust Coordinating Committee