Participation in GAM Committees provides members with a value-added opportunity to help shape the agenda of the Association while also learning from industry colleagues regarding the relevant issues and current obstacles faced by manufacturers. Through its committees chaired by senior executives of member companies, GAM helps members operate and compete more effectively.
Opportunities for involvement are beneficial to those with responsibility for human resources, plant operations, safety and health, environment and sustainability, ﬁnance and tax, energy, legislative and public affairs.
- The Public Utility Rates and Energy Committee evaluates Georgia Power Company’s requests for rate and fuel cost increases, as well as capital expenditures to meet environmental, generation and transmission requirements and supports the GAM staff in its advocacy role before the Public Service Commission and General Assembly.
- The Legislative Committee develops legislative priorities and interacts with the General Assembly to achieve GAM’s legislative goals.
- The Environmental Quality Committee engages with regulators to adopt responsible and achievable environmental regulations that will safeguard the environment and assists members with environmental compliance and the promotion of environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives.
- The Tax Committee develops proposals to enhance Georgia’s status as a business-friendly state from a taxation standpoint.
- The Safety and Health Committee promotes workplace safety and health through educational seminars, timely communications, the development of standards measuring safety performance and recognizing top-performing member companies at the annual GAM Safety Conference and Awards Luncheon.
- The Human Resources / Plant Management Committee informs members on critical workplace issues and ways to mitigate employment costs and risks, identifies best practices that result in operational efficiencies and cost savings, and designs the annual Human Resources / Plant Management Seminar that addresses issues of relevance to those with human resources and plant operations responsibilities.
Each of these committees provides a forum for sharing ideas and best practices, problem solving and raising issues of concern for GAM to address or on which to advocate. The Association also provides individual intervention for its members to resolve issues involving government agencies or other regulatory bodies.