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Chairman's Challenge

2019 Chairman's Challenge

Contest timeline: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Our inaugural Chairman’s Challenge was a great success, with 33 Congressional site visits during 2014. 2015 had an even greater impact on our grassroots efforts, with 57 Congressional site visits, and 2016 brought the most success so far, with 96 in-district visits.

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 who has the most points by December 31, 2018 will win the Chairman’s Challenge.

The Prize:

One free registration to the 2019 NECA 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 2019 NECA 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:

181031 Penn Del Jersey with VP Mike Pence
Chairman’s Challenge: Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter Meets VP Pence
On October 31, 2018, Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter’s Rob Bresnahan of Kuharchik Construction Inc. met with Vice President Mike Pence in Forty Fort, PA.
181102 Nebraska Chapter with Rep. Don Bacon
Chairman’s Challenge: Nebraska Chapter Meets Rep. Don Bacon
On November 2, 2018, members of NECA’s Nebraska Chapter met with Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) in Nebraska.
NECA Legislative Top Three: 8/10/18
On Tuesday this week, four states (Michigan, Missouri, Kansas, and Washington) held primary elections.

Chairman's Challenge: Puget Sound Meets Candidate Dino Rossi and Speaker Ryan
On July 31, Barry Sherman of the Puget Sound Chapter NECA attended an event for candidate Dino Rossi with special guest Speaker Paul Ryan.
Chairman's Challenge: Wisconsin Chapter Meets Candidate Bryan Steil
On July 24, 2018, Members of NECA’s Wisconsin Chapter met with candidate Bryan Steil, who is running to succeed Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in the WI-01 race.
180607 Northwest Line with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
Start Setting Up Your August Recess Congressional Meetings
Members of the House of Representatives will be home in their districts for the entire month of August. Take this opportunity to meet with your representative and discuss NECA's priority issues!