The sharp increase in local cities banning – or considering a ban of – natural gas in new homes has sparked tremendous interest in the 2020 Tom Pugh Government Affairs Academy (GAA), to be held in Washington, DC, on July 20–23, 2020. This program is designed to empower local members to be better advocates at the local, state, and federal government levels. The GAA curriculum includes intensive media training as well as a focus on issues such as licensing, codes, and the legislative process. Over more than a decade, GAA has helped create a cadre of leaders in our industry. Since the first academy in 2006, dozens of industry members have gone through the program, increasing their engagement in the industry and their effectiveness in their day-to-day jobs. There are still a few seats open. Contact Erica Geil at email@example.com to learn more about participating.