Getting to Know Your Government Relations Committee

Mission Statement

The American Association of Cosmetology Schools’ Government Relations Committee (GRC) is the official representative of AACS and its members before the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal Government. The GRC’s goal is to review, analyze and/or evaluate and respond to legislative, regulatory and programmatic issues affecting cosmetology students and schools.

What does the GRC do?

  • Identifies, considers and develops Association positions on relevant policy issues impacting your institution, its students and the cosmetology industry;
  • Develops and implements effective advocacy strategies to ensure that our positions are adopted in both statute and regulations; and
  • Serves as a resource for the key decision makers on issues impacting our community, including Members of Congress and their staff and Department of Education officials.

Who is Involved in the GRC?

The GRC is comprised of dedicated, results oriented people who give their time, energy and expertise to AACS for the purpose of keeping up with the legislation and regulations that affect us all. In other words, individuals just like you!

The GRC also draws upon the wealth of information and “institutional memory” of the Association’s past leaders as counsel to the Chair. This group of advisors includes some of the most highly respected and knowledgeable individuals in and outside of the cosmetology school industry.

In addition, the GRC has retained the services of Akerman Senterfitt, LLP and Public Policy Advisor Tom Netting to assist the Association and its membership in effectively influencing the development of the laws and regulations which govern our institutions.