ASCA is organizing snow and ice industry Day on the Hill

ASCA is organizing snow and ice industry Day on the Hill

The event, scheduled for Washington D.C. on Sept 11 and 12, gives contractors the ability to lobby their elected officials on industry issues.

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July 6, 2017
Association News Legislative Update

The Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA) is planning a snow and ice management industry Legislative Day on the Hill in Washington D.C. for Sept. 11 and 12.

A tentative agenda and specific details about a host hotel for the event are being finalized, and the ASCA will make a more detailed announcement will be made in the coming weeks.

ASCA Executive Director Kevin Gilbride says the association’s Board and the Government Affairs Committee elected to begin holding its own Day on the Hill in DC this year, as opposed to partnering with NALP.

“We’ve experienced great success in the many years we’ve taken part in Day on the Hill in conjunction with NALP,” Gilbride says. “However, as we’ve grown as an association and our legislative message has become more focused, the board believes it isthe right time to begin scheduling an initiative solely for the snow and ice management industry.

"We welcome snow and ice management industry professionals from across the nation to take part in this event," he says. "We have to build an awareness of who we are as individuals and as an industry to our Congress members. While some details are still being finalized, we believed it was important to get the initial information and, most importantly, the dates out in the industry to those planning to participate."

Gilbride adds that those individuals planning to attend the ASCA’s Day on the Hill should email him as soon as possible at kgilbride@gie.net.

“Once we have an idea of attendees and the need for rooms, we will find a hotel that can accommodate our group,” he says.

The tentative schedule for ASCA 2017 Day on the Hill is as follows:

Day 1: Arrival

4 pm: Issue Briefing
6 pm Dinner

Day 2: Day on the Hill

8 am: Head to Capitol
9 am: Potential Speaker (hoping for a Senator)
9:30 am: Beginning meetings
4 pm: Depart for home

Gilbride says the schedule is subject to change, and a finalized version will be released soon.