Federal Relations Council Meeting

The UNC Federal Relations Council (FRC) will meet in Washington, DC on April 29th and 30th, 2015.
This will be the first meeting of the Federal Relations Council in 2015 and will allow the Council to assess the political landscape following the 2014 midterm elections and continue strategizing for the 114th Congress. The meeting will also allow campus federal relations officers to meet with members of the North Carolina congressional delegation as they go through the annual appropriations process. In addition, the Federal Relations Council will be able to prepare for and analyze legislative movement related to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and other legislative activity dealing with higher education. Click here for a draft agenda.
The majority of the FRC meeting will take place on April 30th in the American Psychological Association Building at 750 First St, NE 20002. This is the same building that houses the UNC system's DC office, and FRC members will have the opportunity to see our space while they are here. Meetings will be held in the APA's 9th Floor Conference Room.
President Tom Ross is scheduled to speak at a Tar Heel Circle lunch on April 29th. Part of the North Carolina Society of Washington, the Tar Heel Circle brings influential North Carolinians together to foster a non-partisan dialogue regarding the issues of the day in an informal and intimate setting. The UNC system is a sponsor of the Tar Heel Circle and all FRC members are invited to the lunch. 
A block of rooms has been reserved at the St. Gregory Hotel and Suites in Northwest Washington. We have a secured a group rate of $229 per night with complimentary WiFi and breakfast. Please use this link to reserve your room with the following promo code: UNCGA. All reservations must be made by April 1st in order to secure the group rate. We strongly encourage all FRC members to stay at the host hotel. Due to high demand related to appropriations season and spring, the group rate is significantly more affordable than all comparable hotels in Washington.
We hope that you will be able to join us in Washington in April. Click here to register. Please call or email Vilas Sankar (336-402-3590) with any questions. 

Important Links

Meeting Registration

Draft Agenda

Meeting Location

Hotel Booking

Materials and Handouts (September 2014 Meeting)

Broad Branding: Communicating with Federal Relations Constituencies

Providing Constructive Feedback on Policy Proposals

Lobbying Frequently Asked Questions

Priority Alignment Rounds