Founded in 1982, the Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana believes that lobbying activity has an important and positive role to play in the democratic process. The Society recognizes that effective Indiana government depends upon the greatest possible opportunity for fair representation of Indiana citizens. The profession of lobbying exists only because we have a system of representative government and constitutional provision for the right of petition. The Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana firmly believes that the very democratic institutions that enable lobbying and the need for public confidence in those institutions require the highest ethical standards for lobbyists. To that end, our purpose is:
- To encourage and assist in maintaining a high degree of professional and ethical conduct in all transactions with governmental entities.
- To assist members to be more effective in representing their organization or clients.
- To strengthen the role of the governmental affairs representative as an advisor n governmental, political, social, and economic affairs within their
organization or client base.
- To provide a resource facility for representatives of both government and those who wish to communicate with their government.