APGA Committees

APGA's most important work is performed through committees, subcommittees and task forces comprised of volunteer APGA members.  Committees plan and oversee APGA's government relations work and other activities that affect education, membership, marketing, and safety.

To view committee rosters, please login to the APGA Community at community.apga.org.

Interested in joining an APGA committee? We encourage any interested APGA members to join our committees! Send an email to the APGA contact below or fill out this form.

Codes & Standards Committee

APGA's Codes & Standards Committee advances the Board-identified codes and standards advocacy priorities, with guidance from the Association’s Policy Resolutions. The Committee communicates and advocates these positions in the relevant codes and standards forums and ensures, when appropriate, coordination with other APGA groups.

Chair: Danny Manning, Sevier County Utility District
Vice Chair: Brian Marco, Philadelphia Gas Works

Codes and Standards community (for committee members)

Contact: Renée Lani

Direct-Use Task Group

APGA’s Direct Use Task Group (DUTG) aims to identify threats and opportunities for natural gas direct use and develop strategies to engage, ensuring the benefits to the consumer and the environment are communicated to both the public and policy makers. The DUTG utilizes other APGA groups in executing tactics to preserve the direct use of natural gas.

Chair: Stephen Mayfield, City of Tallahassee

Contact: Stuart Saulters

Editorial Committee

APGA's Editorial Committee develops the content for issues of THE SOURCE magazine.

Chair: Lori Bonilla, City of Mesa
Vice Chair: Chris Stripplehoff, MGAG

Contact: Audrey Casey

Environmental Task Group

APGA’s Environmental Task Group advances the Board-identified environmental priorities by monitoring and engaging in environmental matters impacting public gas systems.

Chair: Matt Stennett, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas
Environmental Task Group community (for committee members)

Contact: Erin Kurilla

Gas Supply Committee

APGA’s Gas Supply Committee furthers Board-identified priorities, with guidance from the Association’s Policy Resolutions, and provides a forum for public utility members to discuss upstream and midstream market activities.

Chair: John Zuk, Philadelphia Gas Works
Vice Chair: Anthony Cadorin, City of Mesa

Gas Supply community (for committee members)

Contact: Stuart Saulters

Government Relations Committee

This group, which is the combination of the Legislative and Regulatory Subcommittees, oversees APGA legislative and regulatory to further the interests of public gas systems before Congress and governmental agencies.

Chair: Alonzo Weaver, Memphis Light, Gas and Water
Vice Chair: John Olshefski, Huntsville Utilities

Contact: Stuart Saulters

Legislative Subcommittee

APGA's Legislative Subcommittee advances the Board-identified legislative advocacy priorities, with guidance from the Association’s Policy Resolutions. As well, the Subcommittee develops priorities and initiatives as events require, with oversight from the Board. The Subcommittee communicates and advocates these positions in the relevant legislative forums and ensures, when appropriate, coordination with other APGA teams and similarly aligned industry groups.

Chair: Rodney Dill, Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia
Vice Chair: Scott Tolleson, Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia

Legislative Subcommittee community (for committee members)

Contact: Emily Wong

Marketing and Sales Committee

APGA's Marketing & Sales Committee shares best practices for marketing natural gas and offers opportunities for learning as well as creation of marketing resources.

Chair: Alison Ragsdale, Sevier County Utilities District
Vice Chair: Todd Long, Huntsville Utilities

Marketing and Sales community (for committee members)

Contact: Audrey Casey

Media & Public Outreach Committee

APGA's MPOC Committee manages APGA's outgoing communications efforts as it relates to media engagement.

Chair: Alonzo Weaver, Memphis Light, Gas and Water
Vice Chair:  John Olshefski, Huntsville Utilities

Contact: Audrey Casey

Natural Gas Vehicles Committee

APGA’s NGV Committee furthers Board-identified priorities, with guidance from the Association’s Policy Resolutions, to grow the NGV industry through investment, collaboration, and advocacy.

Chair: Brian Langille, Clearwater Gas System
Vice Chair: Monica Marlow, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District

NGV community (for committee members)

Contact: Emily Wong

Operations and Safety Committee

APGA’s Operations & Safety Committee advances the Board-identified operations & safety priorities by monitoring and engaging in operations, pipeline safety, and employee safety matters impacting public gas systems.

Chair: Carl Smith, Greenville Utilities Commission
Vice Chair: Jocelyn McInturff, Knoxville Utilities

Operations and Safety community (for committee members)

Contact: Erin Kurilla

Regulatory Subcommittee

APGA's Regulatory Subcommittee advances the Board-identified regulatory advocacy priorities, with guidance from the Association’s Policy Resolutions. The Subcommittee communicates and advocates these positions in the relevant regulatory forums and ensures, when appropriate, coordination with other APGA groups.

Chair: Mark Nibaur, Austin Utilities
Vice Chair: Jim Crowley, Easton Utilities

Regulatory Subcommittee community (for committee members)

Contact: Renée Lani

Security Task Group

APGA's Security Task Group assists in raising awareness and developing best practices around cybersecurity and physical security for public gas systems, ensuring the reliable delivery of natural gas to customers. The Task Group, when appropriate, coordinates with other APGA groups, mostly the Legislative and Regulatory Subcommittees, as well as the Operations and Safety Committee.

Workforce Development community (for committee members)

Contact: Stuart Saulters

Workforce Development Task Group

APGA's Workforce Development Task Group helps in developing resources for APGA members to assist in addressing workforce-related challenges.

Workforce Development Task Group community (for committee members)

Contact: Erin Kurilla