HECA Government relations committee (HGRC)

Recent HGRC Activities: HECA Government Relations Committee, in partnership with American Council on Education (ACE), sends letter in support of the America Rescue Plan. Click HERE to see other initiatives the HGRC has been following. For more information, contact Marie Morris, hgrc@hecaonline.org or Scott S. Garbini, equity-access@hecaonline.org.


To Establish a national presence for HECA by educating legislators on the work IECs do, HECA's code of ethics, and our membership guidelines and vetting process. Committee members work to raise the profile of IECs, especially HECA, within NACAC and its affiliates.

What do we do, and why?

Stay appraised of legislation being discussed in different states and nationally, which could impact HECA's members and/or mission, and work with NACAC and its affiliates and other organizations where appropriate.


  • To educate legislators locally and nationally on the work HECA members do, our mission, our standards and ethics principles, our vetting process for members, and our professional development opportunities supporting an organization of credentialed professionals.
  • Educate HECA members regarding pending legislation where appropriate and enlist support.
  • To work with NACAC and its affiliates where appropriate.

Snapshot of HECA members who belong to ACAC affiliations (approximate numbers)

  • WACAC 385
  • PNACAC 110
  • NEACAC 115
  • SACAC 108
  • RMACAC 67
  • TXACAC 70
  • NYACAC 65
  • PCACAC 50
  • NJACAC 49
  • PennACAC 34

For more information or questions, please contact Marie Morris at hgrc@hecaonlne.org

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