ISSA President's Message
Monday, July 23, 2018
Posted by: Ali Mostardo
August can be a brutal month in the preservation industry, temperatures are at their hottest, equipment and crews are starting to get tired and the traveling public is weary of orange signs and cones. I ask that you take some time out of your busy schedules to concentrate on the safety and health of your employees and make sure they understand that their number one job is to return to their families alive and intact.
The ISSA board has been busy as well; our strategic plan has given us an excellent road map to follow and we are making progress every day. Yes, there have been a few potholes and detours but your board is moving at a good pace to meet your expectations. You may review the entire Strategic Plan on our website at https://www.slurry.org/general/custom.asp?page=StrategicPlan
The most exciting news of the year is the launch of RoadResource.org. The education and marketing website has taken almost three years and countless volunteer hours to construct but I think you will agree that it is well worth the effort. However, building the website is just the start. It must be used by all members to spread the word that preservation is the key to getting the most life out of our roads and making taxpayer dollars go further.
In the coming weeks and months, you will receive information and tools that will help you present the website to your customers and elected officials. Additionally, ISSA will be training a small team of Super Users who are expert at using and presenting the site. These Super Users will be available to answer your questions, train your employees and give presentations to regional industry meetings. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or one of your employees would like to be trained as Road Resource Super User.
Our other current projects include:
- Planning and hosting a Latin American Slurry Systems Workshop to be held in Cancun following the Annual Meeting. Continued revisions to the Technical Bulletins and Inspectors Manual.
- Production of a presentation / video that members and agencies can use to educate residents prior to work occurring in their neighborhoods.
- Increasing Contractor and Government Memberships.
- The start of a re-branding and message enhancement process that is designed to help us stay relevant to our members and our customers.
As always, myself and the board understand that we work for you, the members of ISSA. Please contact any of us to discuss the Strategic Plan, make suggestions, or provide insight into how we can best serve you.
Wishing you a safe and productive season!
Rex W. Eberly