The Florida Association of Wholesale Distributors focuses on the issues of the industry with the governmental affairs efforts at the State level. The Executive Director/full-time lobbyist focuses on the issues that affect the entire membership of the Association. The FAWD holds an Annual Day on the Hill where members visit the Capitol and go to House and Senate offices during the Legislative Session, to discuss our issues face to face with lawmakers and regulatory officials. The FAWD holds an Annual Meeting and Convention bringing our distributors, brokers, and manufacturers together in a relaxed setting to discuss the issues of importance and to build strong industry relationships.  The FAWD has created the FAWD Education Foundation, a 501c3, that provides members, their employees and their children attending college partial scholarships.