June 2022 President’s Blog

With Memorial Day behind us and summer heating up there are many things happening for CSSGA. As many of you have heard Annelise Shepherd has chosen to depart CSSGA and CRMCA. The associations will be shifting responsibilities to existing staff and plan to hire an Association Administrator. Annelise will be greatly missed as she has been a huge part of our success and I’m sure I speak for everyone when I wish her the very best with her family and her next endeavor. Here’s the job posting and please share with your networks!

Our committees continue to meet regularly on a variety of industry topics. Below is a recap of recent and upcoming activity.

  • Governmental Affairs:
    • As the legislative session has recently concluded, we will soon have a summary of the general session available for your reading enjoyment. Keep an eye out for this information.
    • In this election year, CSSGA is raising money for the COLORADO ROCK Political Action Committee (PAC). I encourage all members to contribute to the ROCK PAC. Companies and individuals can contribute up the $550 towards the PAC, which enables us to support candidates that support our industry. Members are also encouraged to be part of the process by helping us decided on which candidates to support, and even personally deliver checks to them. For more information, please contact Todd Ohlheiser.
  • Safety
    • All CRMCA members are invited to participate in the 2022 Mixer Truck Driver Championship that will take place on August 20 at the Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood, CO. Register drivers here and learn more about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities using this link. Reach out to JT Mesite with any questions.
    • OSHA has launched a National Emphasis Program on Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards. Much of this is modeled after CAL OSHA’s program and operators may find this resource, Sample Procedures for Heat Prevention and Illness Plan, helpful. Info on and resources from OSHA’s national emphasis program can be foundhere.
  • Upcoming Events
    • River Raft & BBQ in Fruita on June 21. Details, sponsorship, and registration information can be found using this link.
    • Summer Conference in Steamboat on July 21-22. Details, sponsorship, and registration using this link, room reservations can be made here.

Mark Gardner, Whitewater Building Materials

CSSGA Board President

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