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Dustin McDonald

Vice President of Government Relations



Dustin McDonald is the Vice President of Government Relations for Weedmaps, where he leads the effort to engage Congress, the Administration, state and local governments and international governments on cannabis policy reforms. Dustin joined Weedmaps in 2016 after serving for three years as the Director of the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Federal Liaison Center, where he led federal advocacy campaigns on municipal finance issues for a coalition of state, county and city government associations.

Prior to his work with GFOA Dustin spent 10 years at Holland & Knight providing federal advocacy services to local governments, local government agencies and associations. Some of Dustin’s clients included the League of California Cities, City and County of San Francisco, the Los Angeles Community Development Commission, and the cities of Phoenix, AZ and Philadelphia, PA. In this role, Dustin led successful advocacy campaigns on a diverse group of issues, including municipal finance and tax reform, multi-modal transportation and related infrastructure, housing and economic development, water and wastewater infrastructure improvements, telecommunications reform, public safety, homeland security and manufacturing. Before entering the private sector, Dustin served as staff in the Washington, DC office of a former member of the California congressional delegation.

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