April 2017 - Spring has certainly proved to be one of the busiest times of year for our association. Just last month, the NASCLA 2017 Board of Directors Mid Year Meeting took place in Houston, Texas. A key component of this 2-day meeting was focusing on the association’s next 3-year plan facilitated by Mr. Michael Barrett of Resonance, LLC. This Strategic Planning Meeting was a very productive initiative to redefine the most important objectives of NASCLA. Over time this organization has identified and accomplished so many tasks to serve our members. This planning meeting allowed us to look in our rear view mirror, check off those goals reached, and plan our path forward. The teamwork, partnership, and positive networking among our group was fantastic. Angie Whitaker, NASCLA Executive Director, Staff, and Mr. Barrett did a great job in guiding the NASCLA Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons with this meeting.
The NASCLA Accredited Examination Program Committee being led by Chairman, Doug Traylor, are doing amazing work. Leadership and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) of the electrical construction industry have held a series of meetings in job analysis and item development of each of the three (3) electrical examinations within the new NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program. The talents and expertise of the electrical contractors is so impressive in this undertaking. Efforts like this remind us of our common mission to protect the general public and the integrity of the construction industry.
A key project for NASCLA staff was the launch of the new NASCLA website platform which includes a number of user friendly resources. The information, toolkits, and search engines provided on the new website are a tremendously valuable asset for our members and those agencies and construction industry professionals that should be a member of this organization. The NASCLA Publications Committee, Model Legislation Committee, Program Committee are all doing great work with ongoing projects and initiatives.
Please mark your calendar and make your reservations to join our NASCLA 2017 Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, August 28th - 31st. This conference will contain two (2) additional pre-conference training programs, which include the NASCLA Investigator Training and Attorney Training Program; please send your key staff members to gain valuable industry knowledge. We encourage you to attend this year’s conference to commemorate with our members and celebrate 55 Years of Excellence in Regulation!
Michael B. McDuff