All Politics Are Local


Eileen Goldspiel, Director, Member Engagement, American Alliance of Museums
Celeste DeWald, Executive Director, California Association of Museums
Melissa Russo, Director of Institutional Advancement, Chabot Space & Science Center
Ellen Ferguson, Community Relations Director, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture


Arthur H. Wolf, Principal, WOLF Consulting


  • Business & Administration


Find out how your local elected officials are doing when it comes to issues affecting museums and other nonprofit organizations and how you can best leverage your influence with them. This session summarizes the congressional delegations of each WMA state, identifies key players on key issues, and discusses local opportunities to engage them. Additional topics include the threats to nonprofits at the state and municipal level and how museum professionals can ensure that their voices are heard.