President's Message

April 2018 - Spring is a busy and productive time with NASCLA. Last month we had our NASCLA 2018 Board of Directors Mid Year Meeting, held at the NASCLA office in Phoenix Arizona. It was a fantastic meeting with great topics and a valuable workshop facilitated by Tim Carroll with MIG. It was also a great opportunity for the NASCLA Board of Directors and Committee Chairs to visit the NASCLA office and see the new facility. Thank you to those who attended the meeting in person, via phone or by sending in your proxy.

NASCLA Committee Chairs and Committee Members continue to dedicate their time and talent working on the priorities set forth in the NASCLA Strategic Plan for 2017, 2018 and 2019 in support of our strategic focus area and objectives. 

The NASCLA Accredited Examination Program Committee and staff have been diligently working on the implementation of the new NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program with Assessment Systems; the 3rd party server hosting company selected to house the (3) examinations for Electrical Contractors, Journeyman Electricians, and Residential Electrical Contractors. Overall, the launch of the new program is progressing, as it should, with the next steps being to copyright the Job Occupational Analysis, examination items, forms, images, and blueprints. Come this summer, the program should be fully launched, administering the examinations through the participating state agencies.

We have had some significant changes over the last few months. George Whalen (RI) retired at the end of last year and Kathy S. LeCroix (AL) is counting down the days to her retirement. George and Kathy have been so influential to NASCLA; they have both served as president, chaired committees and have been members of multiple NASCLA committees. Their expertise, dedication, and friendship will be greatly missed. Gwen Derse, NASCLA Bookkeeper, also retired. Gwen has dedicated (14) years to NASCLA ensuring smooth financial operations. We wish them all the best in their retirement. Last but certainly not least, our NASCLA family is growing with the upcoming September arrival of Jacquie Wilberscheid, NASCLA Meetings & Special Projects Coordinator’s, second baby who will be the first baby girl to join the NASCLA family.

Staff, along with input from the NASCLA Program Committee Taskforce, have been busy finalizing the details for the NASCLA 2018 Annual Conference being held in Nashville, Tennessee, August 27th – 30th. We have had such great feedback and success in the NASCLA Investigator Training Program; we are expanding it to (2) full days this year and bringing back the NASCLA Attorney Training Program for a second year. Please mark your calendars and make your reservations to attend.

I look forward to seeing you in Nashville; the stage is set for you. 


Melissa McBride
NASCLA President


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