State Policy Network

Government Affairs

SPN understands that effective engagement with government and policymakers is crucial for organizations seeking to shape public policy, advocate for their causes, and drive systemic change. We seek to equip Network professionals with the knowledge, strategies, and tools needed to navigate the complex landscape of government affairs successfully. Currently, offerings in the area of government affairs are limited to a senior leaders network. This group seeks to help members develop the expertise to engage with policymakers, build coalitions, and influence policy decisions. If you’d like to join us as we empower Network staff to be effective agents of change and make a meaningful impact on the issues that matter most to our communities, please contact Christie Herrera for more information.

Christie Herrera

Visiting Government Affairs Leadership Fellow 

Our Offerings

Senior Leaders Peer Group

Best-in-class government affairs leaders have advanced competencies as well as sophisticated leadership abilities. SPN Senior Leader Peer Groups offer opportunities peers across states to sharpen and challenge one another toward growth. Participation is invitation-only. 

Criteria for Acceptance

Please contact Christie Herrera ( to learn more about the senior leaders peer network.  

Helpful Resources

Issue Campaign Guide

Nearly every successful policy campaign is hard fought, and no two campaigns or states are the same. But regardless of the state you’re working in, there are certain components that make up a winning campaign to educate the public and lawmakers. This sample plan covers those key components and offers specific suggestions for how to make your issue campaign as successful as possible.