Hundreds of people from aggregates operations all over the country are arriving in Washington, D.C., for four days of advocacy, networking and professional development at NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting, that puts the industry face-to-face with members of Congress.
“We are excited that nearly 300 people from all over the aggregates industry are here to make an impact in Washington. We are in for a great week,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO.
Lawmakers will be on hand throughout the next three days to meet with attendees and discuss the best ways to build relationships with members of Congress. Reps. Sam Graves, R-Mo., Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Jeff Denham, R-Calif., recently talked with NSSGA on the importance of having face-to-face meetings.
On Monday, Doug Needham of the Michigan Aggregates Association will present a case study on how NSSGA can support state associations and tackle important industry issues together. Other special professional development sessions will teach attendees to control media interviews and improve mineral health programs while reducing their operational costs.
Find a full schedule of events and more at http://www.nssga.org/major-event/2017-legislative-policy-forum/.
Also, the volunteer leaders of NSSGA’s committees will meet on Monday to address industry priorities, such as the needs of small producers, engineering and technical topics and more. Other committees will focus on supporting member companies and the association’s business. The Meetings and Education Committee is expected to decide the slate of educational courses for the 2018 Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo, as the NSSGA-MSHA Alliance discusses common ways to further improve industry safety.