May 2018 President’s Blog

May 2018 President’s Blog

Concrete Day at the Capitol 2018.

Memorial weekend is upon us and the official kick off for summer with it. I continue to be honored to work with such a great association. I encourage you to look at some of the very impressive work being done between the “Build with Strength” campaign, the “Let’s go Colorado” initiative, and our Concrete Day at the Capitol BBQ.

I wanted to start with an updated from the tragic building fires we have had in this State. CRMCA is working with NRMCA and the DDC to get code changes in the City and County of Denver to better protect people from these kinds of tragedies. This will be a long process, but we felt we have a good chance to get something done. You will be hearing more about the 1st steps and what we will be needing from our members in the coming days and weeks. We will need to show the true “Strength in Numbers,” Todd often speaks of, if we are going to have success. This is a very important safety issue and when called on, please help us pick up the mantle on this. Please note: this is just one aspect of what we are doing with Build with Strength as we continue to drive this critical campaign forward.

Another exciting update is with the “Let’s Go Colorado” and CIC transportation ballot initiative. It was decided to go ahead with initiative 153, for a .62% sales tax increase for our struggling infrastructure. If approved, the money distribution will be as follows: 45% CDOT State Highway Fund, 20% Cities, 20% Counties, and 15% Multimodal with a 20-year sunset. There is an impressive list of organizations and community leaders standing with this group. I would also like to thank Abbot Lawrence for representing CRMCA and CSSGA’s interests on the campaign management team. The fundraising is going well, but we need to make sure we get across the finish line. If you have not yet made your pledge or given your donation, please get this done as soon as possible.

We had another successful Concrete Day at the Capitol BBQ on May 4th. Thank you to all the volunteers and CRMCA staff for putting on such a great event. A special thank you also to Annelise for getting things set-up during a difficult moving schedule to have Governor John Hickenlooper to attend and speak during the event.

Please mark your calendars for the CRMCA Sumer Conference in Vail on July 19-20th and get yourself registered for this great event. Come socialize, network, relax, golf, and get into the strength of this association, and its passionate members. Thank you for everything you do to make our association great!

Dana Rotkovich

CRMCA Board President

Sales Manager / Bestway Concrete & Aggregate