January 2016 President’s Blog


Garrett Varra addresses members at the 2015 Annual Conference.

Hello Members!

The most important ingredient to our success is the participation and engagement of our membership. Each of our committees needs participation to accomplish its goals. I want to encourage employees from each of our members to join us at our events and committee meetings. I know this can be a tough task to accomplish as we all strive to maximize every hour put in by our employees. With this in mind, I know that further participation from our members will make our association stronger, and lead to development of our industry’s future leaders. These intrinsic benefits can’t be seen on a balance sheet, but are important nevertheless.

View a list of our 2016 Quarter 1 committee meetings and events below. Contact Todd or Annelise for details on how to get involved.


CSSGA members at the January 7 MSHA roundtable discussion.




  • MSHA Roundtable – January 7
  • Safety Committee Meeting – January 14
  • Land Use & Environmental Committee Meeting – January 15
  • CRMCA/CSSGA Legislative Breakfast (Max Tyler, Chair of House Transportation & Energy Committee) – January 20


  • MSHA Academy Training by Roger Montali – February 10 -11
  • Legislative Breakfast – February 17
  • Land Use & Environmental Committee Meeting – February 19


  • Safety Committee Meeting – March 10
  • CSSGA Spring Networking Event – March 15
  • Legislative Breakfast – March 16
  • Land Use & Environmental Committee Meeting – March 18

I want to thank all of our members for their support of the CSSGA. I am looking forward to a successful year.

Garrett Varra

CSSGA 2016 Board President

Vice President of Operations

Varra Companies Inc.