ISSA President's Message - December 2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Dear Members and Friends,
2018 has been a productive year for our association. Your Board of Directors and committee members have spent countless volunteer hours continuing the important work of this association. I am grateful to all for your hard work. I also appreciate the guidance of Kristi Olson and her CM Services Team.
Membership remains strong with a slight growth in contractor and supplier memberships. One of our 2018 goals was to increase the number of government members. Government membership in ISSA is now FREE and we hope this will bring many more of our user agencies to the table. We value their insight and hope that many will become active in our association.
Increased service to our international members has also been a focus. We were proud to sponsor the ISSA China Slurry Systems Workshop that was held in Xi’an in October. Several members attended this successful event and we look forward to greater membership from the Chinese contracting community. We are also hosting the first ever Latin American Pavement Preservation Workshop which will be held in Cancun, Mexico on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the end of our PPRA Annual Meeting. We look forward to seeing our Latin American membership and user agencies at this event.
RoadResource.org is live and the three associations came together to produce an excellent educational project that will serve our membership and customers for years to come. Look for an announcement of Super-User Training sessions that will be held early in 2019. Our plan is that these Super-Users will give presentations on RoadResource.org and be a training resource for user agencies and association members.
Planning for the 2019 Slurry Systems Workshop is complete, and registrations are pouring in. Chuck and his team have put together another effective and entertaining training opportunity. I encourage all association members to support the Workshop with their sponsorship and attendance.
The Board is not resting on these accomplishments and is working hard to complete additional projects from our Strategic Plan. We look forward to sharing those accomplishments with you in Cancun.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in Vegas.
Rex W. Eberly