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Chairman's Challenge

2020 Chairman's Challenge


Our inaugural Chairman’s Challenge in 2014 was a great success, with increased involvement each year since. The site visits either created or expanded on our members’ relationships with Members of Congress. It gave our members an opportunity to discuss NECA’s policy positions and showed Members of Congress first-hand how these issues impact the electrical construction industry.

Thank you all for your participation in this program and for expanding NECA’s grassroots efforts across the country. We look forward to another productive year of one-on-one meetings with your Senators and Representatives – right in your own backyard!

The Challenge:

In order to increase member involvement in NECA Government Affairs, we encourage all NECA Chapters to participate in the following areas to earn points for your chapter:

  • Congressional visits at a member’s company, jobsite, or NECA Chapter office—5 Points/visit
  • Respond to a NECA Action Alert by writing a letter to your Member of Congress—1 Point/letter
  • Attend the NECA Legislative Conference in Washington, DC—3 Points/attendee

For Congressional visits, be sure to have a picture taken with the Member of Congress so we can announce your meeting in our weekly newsletter.

The chapter that has the most points by December 31, 2020 will win the Chairman's Challenge. 

The Prize:

One free registration to the NECA 2020 National Legislative Conference and a special award to be presented at the Association Executive Institute (AEI) Meeting.

The Bonus: 

For NECA chapters striving to reach 50 percent member participation for their NECAPAC goal we will allow your Chairman’s Challenge points to count for up to half of your participation goal. For example, if you have 100 members and your participation goal is 50, no more than 25 Chairman’s Challenge points can be attributed to your NECAPAC participation goal.

All participants and the winner will be recognized during the NECA 2020 National Legislative Conference.

Recognition will include:

  • Announcement of all participants
  • Slideshow of all visits
  • Award presentation to winning chapter at AEI.

NECA will announce all visits as they occur throughout the year in the Chairman’s Challenge section of the weekly Government Affairs Update. Visit necanet.org/ChairmanChallenge for updates »

See who's already participated:

200224 San Diego Chater with Rep. Mike Levin
Chairman’s Challenge: San Diego Chapter Meets Rep. Mike Levin
On February 24, 2020, a member of NECA’s San Diego Chapter met with Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.)
200224 San Diego Chapter with Rep. Juan Vargas
Chairman’s Challenge: San Diego Chapter Meets Rep. Juan Vargas
On February 24, 2020, NECA’s San Diego Chapter Executive, Andy Berg (left) met with Rep. Juan Vargas (D-Calif.)
200218 East Tennessee Chapter with Rep. Tim Burchett
Chairman’s Challenge: East Tennessee Chapter Meets Rep. Tim Burchett
On February 16, 2020, members of NECA’s East Tennessee Chapter met with Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.)
200211 Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter with Rep. Madeleine Dean
Chairman’s Challenge: Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter Meets Rep. Madeleine Dean
On February 11, 2020, members of NECA’s Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter met with Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.)
200207 Long Island Chapter with Rep. Lee Zeldin
Chairman’s Challenge: Long Island Chapter Meets Rep. Lee Zeldin
Last week, members of NECA’s Long Island Chapter met with Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.)
200123 Northern California Chapter with Rep. Eric Swalwell
Chairman’s Challenge: Northern California Chapter Meets Rep. Eric Swalwell
On January 23, 2020, members of NECA’s Northern California Chapter met with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.)
200122 Long Island Chapter with Rep. Pete King
Chairman's Challenge: Long Island Chapter NECA Meets Rep. Peter King
On January 22, 2020, members of the Long Island Chapter NECA met with Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.)
200111 Northern California Chapter with Rep Thompson
Chairman's Challenge: Northern California Chapter Meets Rep. Mike Thompson
On December 11, 2020, members of NECA’s Northern California Chapter met with Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.)
200114 Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter with Rep. Dan Meuser and DOL Sec. Scalia
Chairman's Challenge: Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter Meets Rep. Dan Meuser
On January 14, 2020, members of NECA’s Penn-Del-Jersey chapter had the opportunity to meet with Rep. Dan Meuser (R-Pa.) and the Secretary of Labor Scalia