Colorado Public Works Journal, Winter 2024

WINTER 2024┃47 Happy New Year Industry Partners! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and are ready to get back to it. 2024 is planned to be another strong year for CRMCA and CSSGA as we will build on the successes of last year and add key components to further assist our membership. I will touch on a few of these items: Governmental Affairs starts off immediately as the ’24 Legislative Session starts next week. Our Legislative calls are now at 8 am Tuesday’s during the session and are open to all association members. In these meetings we work closely with our lobbyist, Totsy Rees, to discuss and take action on current and proposed legislation at the Capitol. Also, we are pleased to be working with our new GA Committee Chairman Chris Oestreich with Burnco Colorado. With his input we are now adding or expanding: • An Educational Session for elected officials that will take place right in the Capitol. • Moving our monthly Legislative meetings from a breakfast to a luncheon. This allows for more member participation and a second speaker. This month our speakers are Senator Barbara Kirkmeyer and Brian Lewandowski, Executive Director of Business Research Division, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder. Make plans to join us at 11:45 on Wed, Jan 24th as this event is open to existing and future/interested members. • Additionally, we will hold a Governmental Affairs focused Networking Event at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion in Denver on March 27. Resister for this event and interact with elected officials that are making laws at the Capitol. This will be a very important event for our industry, and again, those interested in membership are welcome to participate and learn more about our association. New/Expanded Committees include: Our Education and Outreach Committee lead by Tom Hesemann (Tetra Tech) and Tyra Bartuska (United Companies). Very soon we will have educational tools that members can use to educate groups in their neighborhoods and towns, about the importance of aggregate mining and concrete supply. Emerging Leaders Committee, lead by Corey Sheldon (Loveland Ready Mix) and Emma Dolan (CSSGA/ CRMCA). Watch for further updates as this committee is just launching, with more to follow. The highlight of these committees does not diminish the ongoing committees of Regulatory and Environmental, Safety and the Mine Safety Institute, and Technical. The work accomplished with these groups continues to help us drive the industry and are critical aspects of what we do. Events: • We also have a few other events scheduled with include Ski Day on Jan 29 and 30 in Breckenridge. This event will include a Networking opportunity for member and producer engagement, and a full day of skiing or snowboarding in one of the top resorts in North America. It is available for members to register. Please join in on our important committee work and events as we work to improve the concrete industry throughout Colorado and beyond. We have several levels of membership that includes contractors and associates. Therefore, we can accommodate various construction partners and help the entire industry. Please reach out to me by calling 303-290-0303 or Thank you. 8326 Quivas Way |Denver CO 80221 Office: 720-525-7959 Fax: 303-427-7156 DBE, SBE & M/WBE CERTIFIED CEMENTING RELATIONSHIPS SINCE 2003 Todd R. Ohlheiser is Executive Director for Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Assosication and the Colorado Stone, Sand & Gravel Association. He can be reached at CRMCA Todd R. Ohlheiser