Mark Riso is a public policy professional, public speaker and government relations consultant. For more than 30 years, Riso has worked on Capitol Hill and as a lobbyist in Washington, DC and in the states representing the interests of the construction industry. His website is markriso.com.
As we head into what will more than likely be one of the most fascinating — and perhaps explosive political times in our nation’s history — now is an excellent opportunity to sit back and reflect on how you feel about the direction of the country.
This is the story of the Colorado plumbing industry and how it took proactive measures to ensure plumbing industry professionalism and plumbing industry partnership (union and nonunion) while pursuing the constructs of a visionary mission to safeguard Coloradoans and maintain the integrity of its trade.
If your association isn’t aggressive in this political climate and begins to state they it will wait until after next year’s election to take (any) action — sorry folks, you are members of the wrong association.