GMA Lobby Day 2015

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will conduct its next Lobby Day October 28-29, 2015.

HOW TO ATTEND

There is no registration fee for GMA members to attend GMA Lobby Day. A fee of $1,000 is collected from non-members.

Register by October 1, 2015 to ensure effective scheduling of meetings with your Congressional delegation.

REGISTRATION

Registration ends on October 1, 2015.

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HOTEL INFORMATION

GMA has a hotel room block, of thirty room nights, at the Marriott Residence Inn Downtown (at 1199 Vermont Avenue NW, within walking distance to Whitmer and Worrall). To reserve a room call 1-800-331-3131 or 202-898-1100, and identify yourself as part of the "GMA Fall Lobby Days" group, on or before Wednesday, September 30, 2015, for group rates at $249 (includes free internet and continental breakfast).


In recent years, GMA made significant strides to raise the profile and importance of the geosynthetics industry in Washington, D.C. Many members of Congress are willing to actively advocate for our industry. We owe a large part of our success to the continued participation of GMA membership. It is critical that GMA members maintain their diligent role and inform members of Congress of the issues affecting their constituents. GMA appreciates the hard work of its members and looks forward to continued advocacy.

The following issues and action items will be addressed during the event:

  • Urging members of Congress to support a long-term and well-funded transportation appropriations bill.
  • Highlight the life cycle costs and benefits of incorporating innovative geosynthetic materials in pavements and other construction applications.
  • Emphasize the benefits of using geosynthetic liners in coal ash waste sites.
  • Continued relationship development with your members of Congress.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, October 28

5:00 p.m. - GMA Dinner and Executive Council Meeting, Smith & Wollensky

Lobby day participants are invited to the GMA dinner where the GMA Executive Council conducts its business meeting. Afterwards, GMA's lobbying firm, Whitmer & Worrall, will provide participants with a briefing on the following day's activities and an overview of the current state of politics in Washington, D.C. Each participant will receive a folder containing information for their individual or group visits with their congressional delegation, including meeting times and locations.

Thursday, October 29

7:45 a.m. – Kick-off and Continental Breakfast, Whitmer & Worrall Office

9:00 a.m. – All-day Meetings on Capitol Hill (Non-mandatory debriefing to follow immediately)

Contact Omari Hoover, Division Specialist, at 651.225.6984 oroehoover@ifai.com with any questions regarding GMA Lobby Day.