February 22, 2017
The 2017 Ohio Green Industry Advocacy Day is a great opportunity to partner with fellow Green Industry colleagues to explain issues critical to your business and the size and importance of Ohio’s Green Industry to our state legislators.
With approximately 30 new legislators being sworn in to the 131st General Assembly, and a new leadership slate in the Ohio House, your participation in this grassroots effort is more important than ever before.
• WHO YOU ARE – When surveyed, green industry association members regularly list legislative and regulatory advocacy as one of their key member benefits. The best way to strengthen this critical member benefit is to become an active participant in legislative events. Advocacy Day is your opportunity to carry the message of “who we are” and have an impact on legislation that will affect green industry businesses. No one tells your story better than you!
• WHO YOU KNOW – As is the case in your business, advancement is heavily based upon relationships. Green Industry Advocacy Day affords you the chance to build relationships with two important groups: green industry business partners; and, members of the Ohio legislature and their staff.
* WHAT IS GOING ON - The morning session will feature key legislative speakers like ONLA Legislator of the Year, Senator Bob Peterson (R; Sabina), Craig Butler, Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and others. You will also be briefed on issues to discuss in legislative meetings in the afternoon.
• WHAT YOU KNOW – The biennial operating budget bill will be “in play” in the Ohio House. Thus, Advocacy Day is the perfect time to affect change in this important legislation. Additionally, meetings with your elected officials give you the opportunity to offer to be a resource to policy makers on issues like water quality, water quantity, immigration, workers compensation and/or environmental reforms. Legislators want to make informed decisions. They want to hear from you. YOU have the knowledge that can help advance decisions that are favorable to our industry.