Today, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow announces his appointment to the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee (IGPAC) by U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer. The Committee advises the USTR on trade policy matters that impact state and local governments.
“Appointment to the IGPAC is not only an honor, it’s an opportunity for Waukesha County to shape national trade policy issues,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “This is especially timely as Wisconsin expands its international profile with the arrival of global companies like Foxconn and Haribo, in addition to the recent significant increase in export trade across the state.”
County Executive Farrow’s appointment began on April 4, 2018. The term will last for four years. The IGPAC is responsible for providing advice and counsel to the USTR during the negotiation of trade agreements and development of trade policy priorities. It is also charged with reviewing completed US Trade agreements and forming an advisory opinion on the extent such agreements promote the interests of the United States.
About Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow
In addition to the appointment to the IGPAC, County Executive Farrow serves in multiple roles that give Waukesha County a voice on national, state, and regional issues. In 2017, Farrow served as a contributing member for two of the White House’s 2017 Infrastructure Summits in Washington, D.C. County Executive Farrow is the newest co-chair of the Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development Partnership (M7) Economic Advisory Council. He also recently led a group to establish the Waukesha County Center for Growth, an economic development organization that serves as a one-stop shop for new and expanding businesses.