This page is intended to provide our members with an electronic resource to use when conducting Government Relations Committee (GRC) business. It's important to note, NWPPA activities focus solely on federal and regional issues; we do not engage in state or local issues or in the local business matters of our member utilities.

NWPPA represents its consumer-owned utility members on federal policy and regulatory issues. Each year the membership approves resolutions which become NWPPA’s membership position on energy issues affecting NWPPA members and the electric utility industry.

GRC Approved 2021 Resolutions Membership Review and Consideration

NWPPA's Government Relations Committee approved a slate of resolutions for 2021 at the Business Meeting on May 12 Authorized representatives of NWPPA members will consider these resolutions and vote at the May business meeting.

Legislative Leadership

NWPPA's members actively participate in the association's Government Relations activities. This page provides contact information for the volunteer-member leaders of NWPPA's Government Relations and Resolutions Committees; staff members that work on legislative activities; and the GRC's Washington D.C. based consultant, Meguire Whitney.

J. Douglas Schmier

2020-2021 GRC Chair

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative

Michael Squires

2020-2021 GRC Vice-Chair & 2021 Resolutions Committee Chair

UAMPS

Nicole Case

Legislative Affairs Consultant

Northwest Public Power Association
nicole@nwppa.org
(360) 254-0109​

Elizabeth K. Whitney

Washington D.C. Consultant

Meguire Whitney, LLC

Write Letters to Congress

NWPPA's members actively participate in the association's Government Relations activities. This page provides contact information for the volunteer-member leaders of NWPPA's Government Relations and Resolutions Committees; staff members that work on legislative activities; and the GRC's Washington D.C. based consultant, Meguire Whitney.