ANSI - American National Standards Institute

Government Member Forum

The ANSI Government Member Forum provides a forum for the discussion of government standards and conformity assessment issues, as they relate to the American National Standards Institute and its members. Representatives of virtually every federal department participate in the ANSI GMF.

ANSI Government Member Forum Overview

As a membership Forum of ANSI, the functions of the ANSI Government Member Forum include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide a forum for discussion and networking by a defined interest category;
  • Provide a mechanism for "early warning" of relevant trends;
  • Address issues of interest primarily to their membership and galvanize implementation at their constituent level;
  • Identify broader-based issues to be addressed by the Executive Committee; and
  • Assume an active role in ANSI membership recruitment and retention

In addition to the general functions described above, the GMF shall assist governmental entities in voluntary standards development activities and encourage participation by governmental agencies in the voluntary standards and conformity assessment process.

Members and Officers

Each government agency member of ANSI automatically becomes a member of the Forum and is entitled to receive documents and send representatives to meetings. The Government Member Forum shall consist of one representative from each government member.

 Complete list of ANSI government members

Forum officers include:

GMF Chair
Patricia Edwards, U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission

Organizational Structure

 Operating Procedures of the Government Member Forum (GMF)

Membership in ANSI

If you are not already a member of ANSI, please visit:

 Benefits of ANSI membership.

 Obtain an ANSI membership application.

Meeting Calendar

 Schedule of upcoming meetings

[Note: Please enter either Government Member Forum or GMF in the Key Word search field in the ANSI Online calendar of events]

Document library

 The ANSI Government Member Forum Document Library

[Note: GMF Document Library contains information available only to registered GMF members. It requires a username and password to use.]

 More information about document access

Staff Contacts

Mary Saunders
Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy
202 331 3610

Note to Readers Regarding Revisions to ANSI By-Laws

Please note that this Web page has been updated based on revisions to the ANSI By-Laws, which are effective as of January 1, 2020. ANSI is continuing to review all pages on its Website to assure that they correctly reflect and harmonize with the organizational and procedural changes made in the 2020 By-Laws. Please check the [ 2020 By-Laws ] and continued updates to the ANSI site for the most current information concerning the procedures followed by ANSI’s committees, boards, forums and other groups.

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