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NLBMDA gears up for LegCon

Registration open for annual NLBMDA Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference.

BY HBSDealer Staff

As the National Lumber and Building Material Dealer Association’s Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference approaches – held annually in Washington, D.C. – the organization is inviting dealer members to make their voices heard.

Taking place April 1-3 at the Wink Hotel, registration for the event is open.

NLBMDA Chairman Robert Sanford, also president of Sanford and Hawley in Unionville, Conn., issued the following statement regarding the upcoming LegCon:

Dear NLBMDA Membership,

The midterm elections shifted the political landscape in Washington with Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and Republicans keeping control of the Senate. With divided government in 2019, both parties are mapping out their legislative agendas on issues such as housing, infrastructure, taxes, and trade policy.

With so much at stake, and so many opportunities to advance our issues, we invite you to join us for our annual Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. The Trump Administration and Congress are working to pass meaningful public policy and this conference is your opportunity to hear from lawmakers directly. We will bring members of the United States Congress directly to our conference to speak to you, and our members will meet personally with lawmakers to make sure our collective legislative priorities and concerns are shared with leaders that are in a position to make a difference. You are the best representative for your business and industry, and your personal stories make a persuasive and powerful case for policies that will make residential housing and the overall economy stronger.

Bob Sanford, right, with past NLBMDA chair Rick Lierz.

In addition to advancing our common interests, this growing conference is an opportunity to join forces and make our voices heard. The meeting is an incredible way to educate yourself on a variety of issues, network with industry colleagues, participate in the legislative process, and shape policy that can make for a better future. For those of you attending for the very first time, we assure you that being part of the political process is an amazing experience and an invaluable use of your time.

So come join us and meet business colleagues, national leaders, and association leadership in Washington on April 1-3, 2019, at the Wink Hotel in Washington, D.C. Association staff will work with you to ensure you have all the resources needed to be knowledgeable on public policy topics. Both long-time and first-time attendees will be well-prepared when they meet with lawmakers during Capitol Hill visits.

Finally, the Joint Networking Reception on Capitol Hill will allow you to connect with fellow industry partners, build new relationships, and interact with members of Congress and their staff. Add your voice on issues affecting your business and be a part of the change you want to see in Washington, D.C. Take the first step today and register now with your respective association. Represent your industry and make a positive difference. For additional information regarding the legislative conference, click here.

As always, never hesitate to contact me at [email protected] or at (860) 674-7620.

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