AAPG’s newly created Geoscience and Energy Office-DC (GEO-DC), which officially opened on Dec. 1, 2005, has begun the process of addressing some issues at the national level on behalf of the Association members. It has enjoyed some early success.
There will be many opportunities for the Association to make its presence felt in Washington -- and in turn to benefit from its involvement. AAPG’s reputation as an apolitical, highly objective professional organization is known and respected in the Washington environment. The GEO-DC office can identify, frame and present opportunities.
However, without the active involvement of the membership, the office becomes just so much window dressing. It is therefore incumbent on this office to work to maintain an informed and engaged membership.
The GEO-DC office serves you, the members. Without your input and involvement the Association’s resources are not as well used.