Gov Relations

About Government Relations

Washington D.C.

We bring science to bear on the policy and legislative issues of the day, focusing on key investment priorities critical to our nation and planet and advocating for the role of science in forumulating weather, climate, and research policies. 

How We Serve

We serve the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences community by

  • highlighting the importance and impact of our science on policy and legislative issues of the day;

  • identifying and advocating for research priorities critical to our nation and planet;

  • acting as a neutral, fact-based voice on weather, climate and research policies;

  • helping atmospheric scientists effectively engage in the policy process;

  • building consensus for initiatives that enhance the community's success and standing in Washington, D.C.

Where We Are Located

We maintain offices in Boulder and Washington, D.C. We invite members of the atmospheric and Earth system sciences community to contact us with questions and ideas for collaboration.

Who We Are

Scott Rayder
Scott Rayder, Senior Advisor to the UCAR President.
About Scott Rayder
Ari Gerstman
Ari Gerstman, Director of Washington Operations.
About Ari Gerstman

About UCAR

We are a consortium of over 100 member universities and academic affiliates focused on research and training in the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences.  Our members set directions and priorities for the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which UCAR manages with sponsorship by the National Science Foundation.  Through our community programs, UCAR provides innovative services in support of the community's education and research goals.  more >

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Gov Relations Contacts

Scott Rayder, Senior Advisor
+1 303.497.1673

Gloria Kelly, Administrative Support
+1 303.497.2102