The Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors (AZAGC) prides itself on getting its membership involved in the activities of the association. This year's recent strategic planning meeting was no exception. Participants spent a great deal of time reviewing the value proposition AZAGC brings to its members. The strategic planning participants asked that we seek your input on our next membership and political outreach process, committee involvement, strategies that make our goals a reality, and additional membership acquisition and retention tools. Therefore, we would like to invite you to participate in the following strategic initiatives.
AZAGC Breakfast Membership Meeting August 27, 2014 8:00 a.m at the Chapter Office
Join your fellow members and the board for an open membership meeting and breakfast at 8:00 a.m. on August 27, 2014 at the AZAGC Office. Staff and the board will review all the activities of strategic planning, but most importantly would like your input on the political and membership outreach plan approved by the participants. The plan was sent to you previously. We are seeking your suggestions on potential statewide industry and civic leaders that can help the association achieve its goal of increasing revenue for infrastructure purposes. Specifically, we are looking for District Leaders and Legislative District Captains.
Get Involved in a Committee to Help Facilitate the Strategic Plan
In the past, the AZAGC has created objectives and strategies at strategic planning. Those objectives and strategies were then delegated to the appropriate committee. In 2010 we abandoned this process in favor of making a number of these items standard operating procedure for the board, committees and staff. In order to augment our goals, strategic planning participants directed the association to have a brainstorming meeting with all chairman or other interested parties in October to review the current strategic plan and add appropriate objectives and strategies as suggested by the membership, committees and committee leadership. We'll let you know when that meeting is scheduled.
Make Recommendations on Getting Small Businesses and Young Constructors Involved
AZAGC will increase and retain members through our newly created Young Constructors Forum (YCF) and Small & Emerging Businesses Program (SEBP). The YCF is a way to get younger members (ages 21-40) involved early in the association and industry. The SEBP is a new membership category that allows businesses under $5,000,000 to participate more easily in the association. Be thinking about persons or companies that meet the criteria.
Utilize AZAGC's Affinity Programs
Affinity programs provide benefit to the members and chapter. In some cases these are direct discounts to you, in others they are revenue sharing opportunities to the chapter. In either case, our goal is to ensure your savings in these programs are utilized.
I would like to personally thank the strategic planning participants for the time and effort they gave the association in San Diego. They charted the course for the association; now it's your turn to get involved too.
Doug Declusin, Chairman
Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors