Find an IDA Advocate

IDA’s Advocacy program is made up of IDA Chapters, Delegates, and Affiliates around the globe.

IDA’s grassroots advocate network is a nimble and effective distributive network, capable of sharing best practices and tools while remaining locally attuned to specific geographic, political and demographic needs.

Our program empowers a network of advocates across the globe, find one near you! And learn more about how you can join IDA’s advocate network.

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IDA Chapters

Statewide Chapters

Name of ChapterChapter DirectorChapter WebsiteEmailState
IDA ColoradoAaron[email protected]Colorado
IDA ConnecticutLeo Smith [email protected]Conneticut
IDA MassachusettsJames Lowenthal[email protected]Massachussets
IDA MissouriDonald[email protected]Missouri
IDA MontanaLee[email protected]Montana
IDA OhioTerry[email protected]Ohio
IDA OregonBill[email protected]Oregon
IDA PennsylvaniaMichael Lincoln[email protected]Pennsylvania
IDA TexasCindy Cassidy[email protected]Texas
IDA UtahAaron[email protected]Utah

Regional Chapters – USA

Chapter NameChapter DirectorChapter emailState
Flagstaff Dark Skies CoalitionLance Diskan & Christian B. Luginbuhl[email protected]Arizona
IDA PhoenixChrista Sadler[email protected]Arizona
IDA Pinal County, ArizonaKeith Krueger[email protected]Arizona
IDA Southern ArizonaJoe Frannea[email protected]Arizona
IDA CaliforniaJack Sales[email protected]California
IDA San Bernardino County, California – High Deserts RegionTom O’Key[email protected]California
IDA San Diego County, CaliforniaJohn Freese[email protected]California
IDA Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaNancy Emerson[email protected]California
IDA Santa Cruz, CaliforniaMark Buxbaum[email protected]California
IDA Dark Sky Lake WorthRichard Stowe
Alice McCall
[email protected]Florida
IDA FloridaDiana Umpierre, AICP, GISP[email protected]Florida
IDA South FloridaBryan Bodie
Eric Vandernoot
[email protected]Florida
IDA HawaiiHoward Wiig & Dr. Richard Wainscoat[email protected]
[email protected]
IDA Central IllinoisJesse Hoover[email protected]Illinois
Northwest IllinoisZoran Perovanovich[email protected]Illinois
IDA Erie and Crawford CountySusan Campbell[email protected]Indiana
IDA South Central KentuckyChristine Humphrey[email protected]Kentucky
IDA Berrien CountyKelly Schmitt Youngberg[email protected]Michigan
Starry Skies NorthTodd Burlet[email protected]Minnesota
IDA New YorkSusan Harder[email protected]New York
IDA Westchester CountyCharles Fulco[email protected]New York
IDA North CarolinaProf. Daniel B. Caton[email protected]North Carolina
IDA South DakotaDiane Knutson[email protected]North Dakota
Pennsylvania Outdoor Lighting Council (POLC)Stan Stubbe[email protected]Pennsylvania
IDA Central TennesseeJoseph Boyd[email protected]Tennessee
IDA Western TennesseeRebecca Love[email protected]Tennessee
IDA VirginiaLaura Kitchin Greenleaf & Laura Graham[email protected]Virginia
Dark Skies NorthwestDavid Ingram[email protected]Washington
IDA Washington, D.C.Milt Roney[email protected]
Washington, D.C.
Geneva Lake Dark Sky InitiativeColin Griffith[email protected]Wisconsin

Regional Chapters – International

Chapter NameChapter DirectorChapter emailCountry
IDA TasmaniaLandon Bannister[email protected]Australia
IDA Victoria AustraliaJudith Bailey[email protected]Australia
IDA AustriaDr. Günther Wuchterl
[email protected]Austria
IDA Québec, CanadaEric Ladouceur[email protected]Canada
IDA Southern AlbertaJennifer Howse[email protected]Canada
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
 [email protected]
[email protected]
IDA Beijing, ChinaRuoyu Li[email protected]China
IDA Guangdong Province, ChinaDaobo “Paul” Zhang[email protected]China
IDA Shanghai, ChinaFei Guo[email protected]
[email protected]
Dark Sky CyprusAndreas Panayiotou[email protected]
[email protected]
IDA Czech RepublicDr. Jan Hollan[email protected]Czech Republic
IDA GermanyAndreas Hänel[email protected]Germany
Dark Sky GreeceAndreas Papalambrou[email protected]Greece
IDA HungaryZoltán Kolláth[email protected]Hungary
IDA IndiaArun George[email protected]India
IDA PunjabJaskaran Singh[email protected]India
Dark Sky IrelandAlbert White[email protected]Ireland
IDA Mayo, IrelandGeorgia MacMillan[email protected]Ireland
IDA IsraelIdo Bareket[email protected]Isreal
IDA ItalyDr. Mario Di Sora[email protected]Italy
IDA Tokyo, JapanNobuaki Ochi[email protected]Japan
Light Pollution Awareness GroupAlexei Pace[email protected]Malta
IDA MéxicoFernando Ávila Castro[email protected]Mexico
IDA Daegu GyeongBuk KoreaWonkil Jeong[email protected]South Korea
Dark Sky SwitzerlandLukas Schuler[email protected]Switzerland

IDA Affiliates

Name of AffiliateAffiliate DirectorContact InformationStateCountry
Arkansas Natural Sky AssociationBruce McMath[email protected]ArkansasUSA
The Texas Night Sky FestivalCindy Cassidy[email protected]TexasUSA
Wyoming StargazingSamuel Singer[email protected]WyomingUSA