|2014 LRA Chair |
The foundation of our association is its nine LRA Chapters located across the state. Each chapter hosts meetings designed to provide relevant industry knowledge, peer-to-peer insight and expand your understanding and participation in the work of the association—Advocacy and Education. Our industry is under siege in ways that we’ve never experienced before, and at every level: federal, state and local.
During the first quarter and prior to the 2014 Legislative Session (March 10), I invite you to attend your chapters’ “Meet your Legislator” event. Sharing your story—how you got in the business, how many people you employ and your operational pain points—are important points to make with your legislators. There is no better time to get active in advocacy. What we can do together, particular during these events, exceeds what we can do as individuals.
Also, I invite you to become more involved in your local chapter. Attend a meeting, volunteer on a committee or even, mentor at a local LRAEF ProStart school. Opportunity will avail itself to you through your participation. I’m living proof that the rewards of your involvement far outweigh your investment.