Government Relations

The unit is part of the executive director's team and manages state and federal government relations for the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Interacts with legislators, legislative and governor’s staff, agencies, and organizations on behalf of the system and individual colleges as appropriate
  • Prepares a single comprehensive legislative agenda for the community and technical college system
  • Coordinates legislative interaction of State Board staff and college representatives
  • In collaboration with Communications, coordinates system-wide messaging


Arlen Harris, Legislative Director

Julie Walter, WACTC Coordinator/Legislative & Communications Assistant


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