Effective Advocating & Lobbying Your Elected Officials on Clean Water and other issues


In this training, we will educate and prepare business leaders to be effective advocates for your issues. Here’s what you will learn: 

  • Plan an in-person meeting with policy makers 
  • How to prepare and research for in-person meetings
  • Execute a successful meeting with policy makers
  • Post-meeting outreach
  • Get your message to policy makers when you can’t meet in person (outside-in approach) 
  • An overview of water policy where business advocacy can be effective


  • Melanie Smith – Executive Director of the Delaware Sustainable Business Council, CEO of Sustainable World Strategies, former member of the Delaware House of Representatives 
  • Frank Knapp – CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Owner of the Knapp Agency  
  • Colton Fagundes – Policy Associate at American Sustainable Business Council