NWPPA provides a complement to statewide organizations who focus on legislative efforts affecting their respective states, and national and regional organizations, who are advocating on behalf of the public power industry at large. NWPPA has the unique opportunity to represent its members on regional issues at the federal level. We employ a local and a federal lobbyist to represent our members’ interests in Washington, D.C., while working closely with NWPPA’s Government Relations Committee. We sponsor an annual in-person trip to Washington, D.C., and we hold meetings with association leaders to coordinate federal legislative activities throughout the year. Each year the membership passes resolutions that become NWPPA’s position on energy issues affecting the region and the industry. These public power resolutions communicate our members’ positions to legislators and other important audiences and interest groups. As a utility member, you have the opportunity to propose resolutions and vote on them.

NWPPA utility members also have full access to a variety of issue alerts, reference materials, and related resources to help them with materials to distribute to their customers and legislators on key public power issues.

2024 Approved Changes to Resolutions

The GRC and Board  have approved these resolutions and will be presenting them to our members for vote at the 2024 Annual Business Meeting on May 14, 2024 in Salt Lake City, UT.

2023 Resolutions approved by GRC

2022 Archived Resolutions

Legislative Leadership

Bill Swick

2023-2024 GRC Chair

Kootenai Electric Cooperative

jon dahl

Jonathan Dahl

2023-2024 GRC Vice Chair

Wells Rural Electric Company



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