Dear NASCLA Family,
I am delighted to have been chosen to serve as President of NASCLA for the coming year. This is such an honor for myself, the South Carolina Residential Builders Commission and the State of South Carolina. In the 7 years that I have been a part of NASCLA, I have gained so much knowledge and insight from each and every one of you. The ideas we share with each other have assisted all of us in our day-to-day lives.
I look forward to all the great things we will accomplish with our focus on the recruitment of young people into the trades workforce. Our continued collaboration with contractor associations will prove to be an asset in achieving this goal. We recently completed the new NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program, which we will continue to promote, along with the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors as a means of assisting in the movement to ease licensing across state lines.
We would not be what and where we are today without the participation and hard work of our Executive Committee members, Board of Directors and all of our dedicated Committee Chairs and Committee Members. A few of you retired recently, and you will all be greatly missed. You are taking with you a great deal of knowledge and I hope that you will continue to be a part of NASCLA.
We are all aware of the deregulation movement that is in our midst and we will continue to keep you all updated and provide our research to the states that are involved in this grant. We have to remember that we are here for the protection of the health, welfare and safety of the public. Angie and her staff provide us with considerable research and resources whenever they are needed and I applaud them on that. They are always pleasant, professional, efficient and eager to assist in any way they can. The NASCLA Annual Conferences are a prime example of their abilities. The conferences provide us with informative speakers and much needed national information.
NASCLA’s Disaster Recovery Toolkit is an example of some of the resources that the NASCLA staff have created. This toolkit should prove to be an excellent resource to the communities affected by the recent hurricane and flood damage.
I am certain that we will continue to be in the forefront of the associations related to the construction industry. This is going to be a busy but exciting year and I want to continue the great services NASCLA provides to our states. I look forward to many more years working with this amazing association.