The Colorado Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (CSSGA) is the new rebranded name of the Colorado Rock Products Association (CRPA) as of January 1, 2008. This statewide trade association has represented members of the Colorado aggregate industry for over 50 years. In conjunction with the association name change from the Colorado Rock Products Association to the Colorado Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, there has also been a change in the leadership and structure of CSSGA.
The Strategic Plan has been developed by the CSSGA Board of Directors and the new Managing Director of CSSGA. The Board and the Managing Director participated in an all day planning session to review and discuss the history of the association and to develop a specific set of guidelines and strategic objectives for CSSGA. The Strategic Plan summarizes the membership, legislative and regulatory guidelines and objectives of CSSGA. As with any good plan, the document is fluid and flexible and additional annual organizational goals will be established between the Managing Director and the Board as needed.
Review the full Strategic Plan here.
Just over 50 years ago, on September 5, 1956, the Colorado Sand and Gravel Producers Association filed papers of incorporation with the Colorado Secretary of State. The association was created because the aggregate industry was experiencing a great deal of zoning related issues. In the early years the association lobbied the Colorado General Assembly for regulations and more restrictive laws so all of the aggregate producers would conduct their business responsibly. In 1982 the name was changed to the Colorado Rock Products Association and CRPA helped the state establish the Mined Land Reclamation Act. The Association’s critical involvement with the creation of this legislation was the beginning of a long and very productive relationship with the members of the Colorado General Assembly and the Governor’s office.