The mission of the Legislative Watch Committee is to advise the Council on legislative activity, appropriations, and changes to existing laws and regulations that influence the field of archeology. In certain circumstances, the Council (or its Board) may decided to take collective action and in others it may simply alert membership to take individual action by contacting elected officials. 

Committee Chair: Dave Gadsby

Committee Members: Jeanne Ward and Lyle Torp 

Recent Actions by the Society for American Archaeology are often posted on their twitter feed, which is available below. Members of CfMA, who also belong to SAA can contact their elected officials at