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President's Perspective NAPA Delivers Value NAPA, like all trade associations, exists to serve our members, provide benefits that position them for future business opportunities, and provide resources that a company may not have access to or be able to afford on its own. To gauge how well NAPA serves its members, a membership satisfaction survey was emailed to member companies last November. The Membership Steering Committee designed the survey to learn how member companies perceived NAPA activities. Are NAPA's strategic activities still the activities members value? What are the association's strengths, and what do members need? NAPA leadership is using the survey results to determine if activities and resources are properly allocated. After analyzing the survey results, it is clear there is a high level of satisfaction across all membership categories. Not only was there high satisfaction, the ranking of activities showed a clear pattern: NAPA's strategic activities align strongly with our members' priorities. Bottom line: We're getting it right. Here is a summary of NAPA's strategic activities and goals from 2015. Lead Industry Efforts in Washington to Grow Investment In 2015, NAPA worked very hard in Washington, D.C., to ensure passage of a five-year, fully funded highway bill. Whether meeting with members of Congress and their staff individually or with industry allies, coordinating NAPA member visits to the Hill, working in coalitions, or rallying the troops at the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly- In, NAPA and the asphalt pavement industry were a constant presence among lawmakers and on Capitol Hill. In December, the FAST Act became the first bill in a decade to provide our industry with funding certainty for more than a year, ensuring more than $42 billion for 2016 with annual increases through 2020. While lobbying for this long-term funding, NAPA successfully advocated for continuation of the Accelerated Implementation and Deployment of Pavement Technologies (AID-PT) program, ensuring an additional $6 million of federal investment in asphalt pavement innovations, including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)/NAPA cooperative agreement. NAPA also successfully deflected efforts by the concrete industry to legislate market share advantages for its products. We defeated efforts to mandate LCCA and alternative design-alternative build on federal-aid highway projects in favor of keeping those decisions where they belong - with local engineers. Mike Acott, NAPA President Members report association's strategic activities meet their biggest needs Prevent Unnecessary, Burdensome, and Expensive Regulation In addition, NAPA worked to address unnecessary, burdensome, and inefficient regulations, many which have unintended consequences. Regulatory overreach, such as the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) attempt to redefine the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) to include practically every ditch and puddle in the country could have made permitting a nightmare. NAPA worked with industry allies to ensure the WOTUS change did not happen - briefing members of Congress and continued on page 10 Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2016 * 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2016

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Meet the Chairman
Build Your Sustainable Future
NAPA Quality in Construction Awards High Scores, Smooth Rides
Airstrip Overlay Proves Army Strong
Paved Routes to Success
Quality in Construction Award Winners
Industry Events
Index of Advertisers/

Asphalt Pavement Magazine - March/April 2016