January 2021 Executive Director’s Blog

January 2021 Executive Director’s Blog

Hello concrete industry professionals. HAPPY NEW YEAR. The lost year is officially over and blue skies are ahead. The worst is behind us. Onward and upward. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. You can add your own “pick me up” phrase as well, as we all have our favorites………………………….

So, with all that said, how come it still feels the same? Reality is, while 2021 has all the makings of a great year ahead and an optimistic outlook, we have a long way to go. We must keep focused on the end game which includes maintaining the health of you and family members, and secondly, getting the economic engines working again. The current situation is not sustainable long term, and with the vaccine developments, I know we all look forward to a return to normalcy.

Regarding upcoming events and activities, we remain very active with ACI Certifications, our working committees and other meetings. While all ACI sessions are held in person, committee and other meetings are held virtually. We, like everyone, are “Zoomed Out”. However, it remains the reality in the near future. Thanks to everyone for their patience in this transition and your ongoing involvement and participation. Thanks to you we have proven much can be accomplished with this remote process.

Regarding the upcoming legislative session, it is also in flux. Per the state constitution, the 2021 session will start on Jan 13, but will only meet for 3 days before stopping. They currently plan to reconvene on February 16. Our Legislative Sub-Committee will be reviewing bills and providing input as necessary.

As far as other dates and events, as developments occur, we will modify and change accordingly. We will schedule face-to-face meetings as soon as possible, while adhering to CDPHE guidelines.

Again, thanks for your involvement. I hope the year is off to a great start and it remains that way throughout! Happy New Year.

Todd R. Ohlheiser

Executive Director