The AGC of America Board of Directors met on June 18 and 19. They reviewed reports on AGC membership, finances, and on association and industry matters including: AGC Political Action Committee (PAC); AGC Construction Advocacy Fund (CAF); chapter support services; chapter executives’ activities; programs, products and services (PPS); construction leadership council programs; legislative activities; and government relations. The Board of Directors closely monitored the association’s internal administration and contact with other governmental, association, and business interests aided by reports from the association’s chief executive officer and other staff members.
A Summary Report of the recent Board of Directors meeting can be found here.
In addition to this meeting report, it’s a good time to take this opportunity to share some additional information about how AGC of America has been responding to the COVID-19 crisis and the extraordinary efforts that are being made on our member’s behalf.
In the past few months, we have seen how remarkably adaptable our members, chapters and AGC of America staff have been. Even as our chapters and national AGC office have been forced to react to stay at home orders and countless other unforeseen emergencies, we have found a way to accomplish a tremendous amount on behalf of member firms. Some highlights of these accomplishments include:
- Successfully lobbying to have federal officials identify construction as an essential economic activity and getting local officials to keep construction activity underway in much of the country;
- Keeping our members up to date – even as details about the coronavirus and its impact on the industry changed by the day, by the hour and in some cases, by the minute. AGCA provided constant updates on national events;
- Securing relief for hard hit firms by successfully lobbying for measures like the Paycheck Protection Program and local equivalents;
- Educating members and ensuring that they knew how to operate safely and protect workers, and the broader public, from the spread of coronavirus;
- Working with chapters to launch a Working Safe digital advertising campaign and organize a national safety stand down;
- AGCA has converted our meetings to virtual format and have increased attendance; and
- AGCA has developed a virtual delivery option for AGC curriculum.
These are only a few highlights from the past few months. And we believe that this time will be reflected as one of the association’s finest moments as we showed our members just how essential AGC membership is to the success of their business.