The Government & Community Relations Department coordinates the interactions of the Network with the Federal government, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the local municipalities of the communities we serve. Our department links the needs of the Network with the resources of the public sector. The department serves as the primary point of contact for Federal, state and local officials for advocacy issues, funding requests and legislative policy matters. In addition, the department monitors federal and state legislation and provides guidance to Network Administration and the Board of Trustees on these matters. The department maintains relationships with our elected officials and serves as a resource to these offices. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Shafer, Assistant Vice President Government & Community Relations.