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March 2017 Print

Executive Director's Report

ASA National Convention: Past President Mary Whitlow is a Winner!!   The National office of the American Subcontractors Association recognized our own Mary Whitlow, who was president of ASAMW last year, with the national chapter President of the Year honor at ASA’s SubExcel convention in Denver last week.  The National office chose Mary for her superior leadership, the chapter’s membership growth, innovative programming, legislative successes, and financial stewardship.  Mary is a role model for our local chapter and for all the chapters in the country.  We already knew how great Mary is, now everyone knows!    

ASA of Metro Washington was also the recipient of ASA’s Innovation Award, presented to the ASA Chapter which has developed creative or innovative programs and services that benefit its members.

ASAMW’s PM Fundaments Workshop:  The first Project Managers Course in a number of years is completed.  Under the able leadership of President and Lead Professor Jonathan Mitz, twenty-three Project Managers were elevated to a higher level of achievement.  The Workshop commenced the first week in January and concluded its final session on March 16.  From the outset the students were made aware that the program was not for their entertainment but for serious learning.  The Workshop culminated in a grueling test that took over two hours to complete.  Everyone did extraordinarily well and passed.  ASAMW applauds their commitment and achievement.   Read a complete report of this workshop on the ASAMW Website, including the individuals who completed it and the instructors who lead the sessions.

Golf Tournament: The Annual ASA of Metro Washington Spring Golf Tournament sponsored by Henley Construction will be held April 21st at Whiskey Creek.  Click here for the information to sponsor and play in this outstanding tournament.  The last two tournaments have sold out, so please register early.  There are currently ninety people registered.

Will you support ASA’s Advocacy Fund?  ASA of Metro Washington’s advocacy efforts are supported by volunteer funds from members.  Please click here to donate to the Advocacy Fund.  This is a restricted fund used only for ASAMW’s efforts to protect subcontractors in the legislative and regulatory bodies in the DMV.  Your support is appreciated.

Forrester Welcomes ASA and Other Guests: Forrester President Steve Houff and his team welcomed close to 50 ASA members and other invited guests to their facility in Rockville.  Don Free, Erin Meitzler and others on the Forrester team will be seen often at ASA events in the future.  ASA’s IESG supporters are encouraged to invite us to their facilities to learn more about their operations and their commitment to our mission.

 

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Advocacy Issues

  • Virginia – The public website that lists payments made by the Commonwealth to any prime contractor is expected to go live by the end of this month. 

  • Maryland. – The legislation ends on April 10th.  We expect to know the disposition of a Mandatory Leave legislation soon. 

  • District of Columbia – Next Wednesday, ASA representatives will meet with the Deputy Director of Facilities Management at the DC Dept of General Services to discuss the payment transparency website.  If you have any comments, please contact ike@asamw.org.  

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