2008 has brought a great deal of change
to the Colorado Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (CSSGA). As you probably know, we have changed our name from Colorado Rock Products (CRPA) to CSSGA. Along with our name change we have also developed a 5 year Strategic Plan, hired a new Managing Director, and we have moved our offices. I thought I would bring you up-to-date regarding all of these changes:
CSSGA Name Change: For many years CRPA and the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) were jointly managed and operated as one trade association with one management and administrative team. During the past 12 – 18 months the Board Members of CRPA believed it was important to operate more independently with their own autonomy. This strategic impetus has lead to the separation of CRPA and CRMCA and the name change to CSSGA as the representative organization of the aggregate industry in Colorado. CSSGA is an affiliate member of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).
5 Year Strategic Plan: The leadership of CSSGA held a Strategic Planning Session earlier this year. The purpose of this all-day session was to review our past successes, assess our strengths and weaknesses, and to develop a long-term action plan for CSSGA. The core strength of our association is the focal point of our three committees: Legislative, Regulatory and Safety. Membership participation in these three critical areas is not only important to our members; it is also equally important to elected officials and regulators at the state, federal and local levels. Aggregate materials provide the foundation element for all construction and transportation related projects.
The Strategic Plan will help guide CSSGA as it increases its membership and enhances its member services in the legislative, regulatory and safety arenas over the long-term. This plan also helps by providing a roadmap for
New Managing Director: Pete Jacobson was hired in March as the Managing Director for CSSGA. Pete has a diversified public policy and campaign marketing background. He served as the State Director for U.S. Senator Wayne Allard for three years where he managed five offices and fifteen people across Colorado. Pete was most recently affiliated with Dutko Worldwide, a Washington, D.C. based lobbying and government affairs firm and he was the Republican principal in their Denver office. Prior to working with Senator Allard and Dutko, he worked on the campaign consulting side of politics where he was involved with all aspects of fund-raising, marketing and get-out-the-vote activities for numerous Colorado campaigns.
He is a 26 year resident of Evergreen where he served 12 years as a Board Member of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and 6 years on the West Jefferson County Metropolitan District. Pete is an avid back-country enthusiast and he enjoys the outdoors with his two daughters Katherine age 22 and Madeline age 21.
I am hoping that you have had the opportunity to meet with Pete during the past few months. He has been spending a great deal of his time touring quarries and aggregate plants while meeting with current members and recruiting new CSSGA members from across Colorado
New Office Location: As of July 1st CSSGA is located within the Mountain States Employers Council offices at 1799 Pennsylvania Street in downtown Denver. The telephone number is 303-771-5290 and the CSSGA website is: www.cssga.org.
Summary: Again we appreciate your membership and your long-term commitment to the aggregate industry. CSSGA is looking forward to a new, bright and highly beneficial future and we look forward to serving you for years to come. Thanks!