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Governance and Policy

CGLI’s Public Policy Work Group engages in the Great Lakes policy environment to deliver an industry perspective and promote the economic vitality of the region. This Work Group offers members an opportunity to participate in discussions and meetings with government agencies and other industry representatives, and to review and comment on policies, programs, and legislation that impacts industry in the region. Work group activities include monthly teleconferences during which members can share information on critical policy developments.

Please contact us for more information about CGLI’s governance and policy work. Members can access documents related to this work stream on our Governance and Policy Member page.

Comment documents that CGLI has prepared in response to regional policy are available here.

Formal position statements adopted by the CGLI Board of Directors are available here.


March 2018: CGLI and key Great Lakes stakeholder organizations issued a joint statement of U.S. legislative priorities for Great Lakes Day in Washington DC. Priorities for Sustaining Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization

April  2017: CGLI and the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition submitted a joint letter in support of continued funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Funding Letter

March 2016: CGLI submitted a joint letter with other Great Lakes organizations in support of the consideration of legislation authorizing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Letter

August 2016: CGLI and key Great Lakes stakeholder organizations issued a Great Lakes Protection and Restoration Presidential Campaign Platform in advance of the 2016 U.S. federal election. Great Lakes Protection and Restoration Presidential Campaign Platform