April 2017 Executive Directors Blog


CSSGA members and Colorado Legislators attend the 2017 Spring Networking Event on March 14 at the Governor’s Mansion.

Hello CSSGA members. Welcome to the April 2017 blog.  As we have begun Quarter 2 for 2017 there is a lot going on with CSSGA.  The main points are covered below:

  • We remain very active at the state Capitol as we work through the current Legislative Session.  Our meetings occur Monday mornings in the Capitol basement to discuss pending legislation, we then update membership on the 3rd Wednesday of each month during the session.  Our next and last member update for 2017 is April 19th.  Information is available on the CSSGA calendar.
  • Regarding the Legislative Session, the bipartisan transportation funding bill (HB17-1242) passed through the House last week! The bill has moved on to senate.  This bill puts forward a Referred Measure for a future vote by the people of Colorado and allows them to decide if they are willing to do something about our infrastructure and transportation problems.  CRMCA and our partners of CCA, CRMCA, ACPA and CAPA continue to be involved and support the measure.  As mentioned before, our broader coalition of FixItCO continues to expand with stakeholders across the state.  Get up to the minute reports by following the #FixItCO team on Twitter and Facebook.
  • On March 14, CSSGA hosted a very successful Networking Event at the Governor’s Mansion in Downtown Denver.  Approximately 60 members and elected officials were on hand to discuss pertinent political and industry issues that affect us all.  Thanks to those members who attended!  Also, a big thanks to Lt. Governor Donna Lynne, Senators Randy Baumgardner, Don Coram, Beth Martinez Humenik, Jack Tate and Representatives Jeni Arndt and Daneya Esgar for your attendance.  I look forward to our next Networking Event scheduled for June 21 in Grand Junction.  Make plans to attend and register today.
  • Lastly, while not specifically CSSGA, our partner CRMCA was awarded “2016 NRMCA State Association of the Year”.  This is simply a reminder of the efforts put forth by all our members, to drive actions though our committees and other programs.  For those of you who are also members of CRMCA, I thank you for your support.

I encourage you to review our upcoming events. There are many seminars and other events available.  Please contact us if there is anything we can do.  Thanks again for the support of your association.

Todd R. Ohlheiser

Executive Director