About the Division

The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) provides outreach to state and local governments, as well as other federal regulatory agencies, for the purpose of fostering an understanding of FCC programs, policies, rules and decisions. We attend and participate in conferences, seminars and industry meetings to further our mission. IGA is responsible for overseeing the work and activities of the commission's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, the Hospital Robocall Protection Group, and various ad hoc special projects.



FCC Announces Appointment of Three New Members to the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released a public notice on Aug. 10, announcing Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s appointment of Lisa Babcock, City Council Member, East Lansing, Mich.; Lynn Board, City Attorney of Gaithersburg, Md; and Ted Wheeler, Mayor, City of Portland, Ore., to the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC).

The IAC provides policy guidance, expertise, and recommendations to the Commission on a range of communications issues for which local, state, and Tribal governments share responsibility or administration with the Commission.

Two of the new appointments fill vacancies created by the departures of former Gilbert, Ariz, Mayor Jenn Daniels, and former Virginia Beach, Va. Associate City Attorney Debra Bryan.  Ms. Babcock will fill the vacancy created by Ms. Daniels’ departure, and Ms. Board will fill the vacancy created by Ms. Bryan’s departure.  These new members will serve through the end of the IAC’s current term, which runs through Sept. 22, 2022.  Mayor Wheeler’s appointment temporarily expands the IAC to 31 members until Dec. 31, 2021, after which Mayor Wheeler’s temporary appointment will become a regular appointment to fill an upcoming vacancy.  The temporary appointment will expire at the end of the IAC’s present term.

The next meeting date for the IAC will be announced in a subsequent public notice.


For further information, please contact:  Donna Cyrus, Senior Attorney Advisor, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, (202) 418-7325, donna.cyrus@fcc.gov.

Learn About the Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

Information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit can be found here.

IGA Spotlight Archive



2018 Webinars

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces Emergency Alerting Webinar on July 25

July 25, 2018 Public Notice

Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts Webinar for State and Local Government Officials

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Washington, DC
For more information.
PowerPoint Presentation

An Introduction to the Mobility Fund II Challenge Process for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Wednesday, May 3, 2018
Washington, DC


2017 Webinars

Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Webinar for State and Local Government

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Washington, DC
For more information.

Infrastructure Deployment Webinar for State & Local Governments

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Washington, DC
For more information.

Advisory Committee

The Intergovernmental Advisory Committee is composed of officials from municipal, county, state and tribal governments who provide guidance to the FCC on a broad range of issues.

More on committee activities

Request a Speaker

Are you having an event, meeting, webinar or other activity related to FCC Issues?  Send us an email and our team will be in touch with you to provide a speaker that meets your needs.

Submit a Request

Contact Us

State and local government officials and their staff can reach us via email at: IGA@fcc.gov



Tuesday, August 24, 2021