Friday, January 29, 2016

Executive Director Message January 2016

Welcome to 2016!  The year is off to a great start with the association busily engaged in the planning and preparation for the 2016 Utah Asphalt Conference happening on the 24th and 25th of February at the South Towne Expo Center.  You can read more about the conference and why you should participate in this great event by reading the rest of the newsletter, but I do hope you will join us for what promises to be another great conference and equipment show this year.
Beyond the conference preparation, the Board of Directors for UAPA has worked hard to set forth the 2016 Strategic Plan for the association.  It’s clear from their discussions that there is much more we can do to effectively and fairly tell the story of asphalt.  Not only from an educational perspective, but also in a renewed commitment to our core values of Commitment to Industry, Unified Voice, and Value to Members.  It will be exciting to work through our committees this year to achieve some very specific goals that will enhance the membership experience of UAPA, develop better communication strategies, and solidify the long-term stability and success of this organization.  We’ve come a long way in just a few short years as an organization, and I am excited to see what the next few years have in store - starting with 2016!

-Reed Ryan
Executive Director

The Utah Asphalt Pavement Association