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Join us for the Highly Interactive Discussion Sessions

The Highly Interactive Discussion Sessions are an opportunity for members to come together, find out information on several of the chapter’s main initiatives, and have their voices heard. The strength of our organization comes from the guidance and active involvement of our members on councils and committees. Pick a session and find out more on how you can get involved and make a difference!

Why Get Involved With the Safety and Health Council? 9:45–10:45 am
This council meets to share ideas, provide educational opportunities, and discuss problems affecting the safety and well-being of employees throughout the industry. The council regularly interacts with OR-OSHA and Washington DOSH on construction-specific issues, and provides resources to promote a safe and healthy culture within the construction community.

Why Be Engaged With Your AGC Membership? What’s In It For You? 9:45–10:45 am
AGC has several of ways for you to save money, make a difference in the industry, and gain continuing education through a variety of classes. The value of AGC comes from being engaged. Attend this session and find out how to make the most of your AGC membership.

Why Get Involved in the Highway/Heavy/Utilities Council? 9:45–10:45 am
Do you do road or highway work? This council specifically works with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Members receive frequent communications regarding AGC/ODOT relations and specific issues. The council provides all members with a conduit for resolving issues that are impacting their ability to do business effectively in the state.

Why Get Involved With an Area Council? 11 am–12 pm
AGC’s area councils provide an important local perspective that guides the development of the chapter’s services and initiatives. To better serve our growing membership throughout the region, AGC is expanding its network of area councils. Currently, we are seeking council chairs to represent the needs of the construction industry in the following areas: Bend, Mid-Willamette Valley, Eastern Oregon, SW Washington, and Klamath. Attend this session to find out what is happening around the state.

Why Get Involved With Workforce? 11 am–12 pm
The construction workforce shortage is a big deal. With construction booming, the current workforce is having trouble absorbing all the work. Younger workers left the industry as jobs became scarce, and they’re not returning. The committee exercises budget and program oversight on workforce initiatives including related student chapter support, workforce diversity, technology grants to higher education, construction career technical education programs, apprenticeship and training programs, and construction programs in local community colleges and universities.

Why Get Involved With the Legislative Process? 11 am–12 pm
Members interested in shaping the chapter’s legislative agenda are encouraged to participate in this forum. AGC lobbyists take direction from this forum and work to advance the legislative agenda after it is approved by the forum and the AGC Board of Directors. Proposed laws include: outlawing pre-2007 off-road diesel equipment, mandating new employee requirements and benefits, new and additional funding for Oregon’s transportation system, and expanding career technical education.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Annual Business Meeting!

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