Legislative Communications

Communicating with legislators is an important role for Extension staff. Several best practice ensure your meeting is successful. Prior to meeting with legislators, the university's Council on Governmental and External Relations should be notified. First notify Steve Wald, Assistant Director of Government Relations, and your county director when meeting with legislators, inviting legislators to university events and site visits, or receiving invitation from a legislator or agency to meet, a public event, request for information, or formal testimony.

Steve, along with Extension leadership, stands ready to assist

  • Legislator/stakeholder communication planning
  • Key messages
  • Events, social media, and other tactics
  • Data tables on Extension impacts, units, and legislators
  • Participation/assistance/attendance at your meeting/event.

Steve provides additional guidelines and suggestions in this recorded webinar from December 2020 or download the presentation's slides.