Leave Your Mark in Washington
It’s right around the corner: The MCAA Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., will happen May 12 – 14. I have attended this conference for many years, and I have seen firsthand the difference that an in-office visit to your Member of Congress can make. I have greatly enjoyed not only gaining a better understanding of how Washington works, but also doing it alongside my fellow industry members and leaders, whom I admire so much.
Events will include a full day of activities coordinated by the MCAA South of 40 group, visits on The Hill, reception, networking and meals with our industry’s true difference makers. If you haven’t registered, do so today at www.masoncontractors.org/governmentaffairs/legislativeconference.
We’d like to applaud Sanford, Fla.-based mason Jim “Stoneman” Doane on a job not only well done, but also quickly done. Jim was asked to build a memorial within a very tight two-week window for Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Scott Pine, who was shot and killed while responding to reports of car break-ins. A memorial was presented during an End of Watch ceremony for Deputy Pine’s family. Jim created a form, poured the concrete and installed all tile as well as a medallion. The tile was water-jet cut. We think he did a wonderful job for a wonderful cause.