American Geological Institute

Government Affairs Program


Background Material for the
Government Affairs Program Advisory Committee Meeting

Friday, April 23, 1999
AGI Headquarters
Alexandria, Virginia



Preliminary Agenda for the
Government Affairs Program Advisory Committee Meeting

April 23, 1999
American Geological Institute Headquarters

8 a.m. Continental breakfast

Where We Have Been and Current Concerns

8:30 amIntroductions and Preliminary BusinessMurray Hitzman, Committee Chair
  • Approval of Reports from 9/98 and 10/98 meetings
  • Review of GAP finances
9:00 amUpdate on Recent GAP ActivitiesGAP Staff
  • Congressional Visits Day
  • Summer and Semester Internships
  • Congressional Fellowship Selection
  • Geotimes Special Issue
  • Appropriations and Other Legislation to Watch
9:45 am Update on AGI Geoscience Data Preservation Efforts Marcus Milling
10:00 am Update on Earth Science Week and AGI Outreach Plans Julie Jackson
10:15 am Reports from Member Societies
  • Priority Issues
  • Shared Concerns and Ideas
  • Mobilizing Society Memberships
11:45 am Discussion of Geoscience Advocacy -- What We Can Do
12:15 pm Working Lunch at AGI

Where We Are Going

1:00 pm Presentation by AGI Congressional Science Fellow David Wunsch
1:30 pm AGI Climate Change Statement -- What Next?
  • Additional member society sponsorship
  • Geotimes and Environmental Awareness Series
  • Consensus conference
3:15 pm Developments with Congressional Natural Hazards Caucus
3:45 pm Discussion of Upcoming AGI Activities/ Set Next Meeting
  • CNSF Congressional Exhibition
4:00 pm Adjourn


Please send any comments or requests for information to the AGI Government Affairs Program at govt@agiweb.org.

Contributed by David Applegate, AGI Government Affairs.
Posted April 16, 1999


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