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 log in to the APGA Community at www.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

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Chair: Alonzo Weaver, Memphis Light, Gas & Water

Contact: SHEILA DERINGIS
Chair: John Olshefski, Huntsville Utilities
Vice-Chair: Chris Latch, Corinth Gas & Water

Contact: SHEILA DERINGIS

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: Cliff Swoape, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas
Vice-Chair: Jason Stanek, Metropolitan Utilities District

CODES AND STANDARDS COMMUNITY (FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS)

Contact: RENÉE LANI


APGA's Communications & Marketing Committee oversees outgoing and internal communication for the association. Responsibilities for the committee include content creation for APGA’s magazine THE SOURCE and other member communication products, collaboration for marketing tools and best practices, management of key association messaging, development and execution of strategy for media and public relations, and overall member engagement on timely communications-related issues for APGA members.

Chair: Kelly Lady, Austin Utilities
Vice Chair: Shannon Jackson, Southeast Gas

Contact: AUDREY CASEY


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 policymakers. The DUTG utilizes other APGA groups in executing tactics to preserve the direct use of natural gas.

Chair: Stephen Mayfield, City of Tallahassee
Vice-Chair: Rodney Dill, Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia

Contact: STUART SAULTERS

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

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: Zac Littrell, Symmetry Energy 
Vice-Chair: Mike Casper, Jo-Carroll

GAS SUPPLY COMMUNITY (FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS)

Contact: STUART SAULTERS

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: Chris Latch, Corinth Gas & Water
Vice-Chair: Kathy Garcia, CPS Energy

Contact: STUART SAULTERS

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: Kathy Garcia, CPS Energy
Vice-Chair: Caitlin Williams, Huntsville Utilities

LEGISLATIVE SUBCOMMITTEE COMMUNITY (FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS)

Contact: EMILY WONG

Chair: Kathy Garcia, CPS Energy

Contact: AUDREY CASEY


Chair: Kathy Garcia, CPS Energy

Contact: SHEILA DERINGIS

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

Contact: DAVE SCHRYVER

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: John Lunde, Watertown Municipal Utilities
Vice-Chair: Steve Squibb, City Utilities of Springfield

OPERATIONS AND SAFETY COMMUNITY (FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS)

Contact: ERIN KURILLA

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: Donnie Sharpe, Huntsville Utilities
Vice-Chair: Braxton Williams, Jackson Energy Authority

REGULATORY SUBCOMMITTEE COMMUNITY (FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS)

Contact: RENÉE LANI

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.

Chair: Glen Boatwright, York County Natural Gas Authority
Vice-Chair: Scott Minter, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District

SECURITY SUBCOMMITTEE COMMUNITY (FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS)

Contact: STUART SAULTERS