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2012 President 2012: CCA Driving Change and Leading Efforts to Improve Our Industry I By Raymond Swerdfeger President, Swerdfeger Construction Company 2012 has been a busy and productive year for CCA in its first year of this vision. We’ve made tremendous progress and can point to some specific victories. n last year’s Constructor’s Voice column, I wrote about a new vision that the CCA Board adopted and how this organization was poised reinvent itself. As a reminder, the 2012-2014 Vision for CCA is: As the premier construction association, CCA is proactively driving change in public and private infrastructure through: • Promoting economic development through funding for quality infrastructure statewide • Shaping legislation and minimizing regulatory obstacles to delivery of infrastructure • Contractor and industry development through education and membership certification • Collaborating with universities and other key partners to provide thought leadership anticipating industry trends • Optimizing traditional and innovative contracting methods to maximize project delivery 2012 has been a busy and productive year for CCA in its first year of this vision. We’ve made tremendous progress and can point to some specific victories. I can’t get into all of the work that CCA has accomplished in this short update, but I will highlight a couple and more detail can be found in the pages that follow. I’m proud of all that has been done this year and encourage you to look through this publication to get up to date on everything your association is doing for your business. Gov. John Hickenlooper. The bill (initiated through conversations between CCA, legislative leaders and the Governor’s Office) placed a one-year moratorium on CDPHE fines for minor erosion control regulation violations provided that the employer cures the violation within a reasonable time of being notified by the CDPHE. It also requires that within the year, CDPHE collaborate with stakeholders to develop a more responsive and streamlined process for preventing violations and for enforcing violations when they do occur. CCA has been deeply involved in these discussions this year and we anticipate a number of reforms to be implemented. Infrastructure Funding Through its leadership role in WIN (Water Infrastructure Network) Colorado, CCA and its partners have been successful in obtaining nearly $100 million statewide in severance tax funds to go to local government infrastructure projects, including water and utility projects. CCA is also leading an effort to explore how the state can invest more money into its aging system of roads and bridges. You’ll hear more about this effort in the coming year. In closing, I wish to thank the CCA Executive Committee and Board of Directors for their leadership and support. Also, the CCA staff is second to none when it comes to responsiveness and professionalism. Finally, thanks to all CCA members. Without your support, we would not have this organization working to improve our industry. I look forward to working with your 2013 President Ben Vagher as we move forward with the Vision for CCA. Let’s keep “Driving our Future” together! HB12-1119: The SUCCESS Act One of CCA’s top 2012 legislative priorities, HB12-1119, known as the SUCCESS Act, was signed last June by BY RAYMOND SWERDFEGER, 2012 CCA PRESIDENT THE CONSTRUCTORS’ VOICE 2013 • 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Constructor's Voice - 2013

2012 President
Meet the 2013 President
Executive Director’s Message
2012 Associate Council Chairman
Meet the 2013 Associate Council Chairman
Social Media: What Am I?
2012 Included a ‘SUCCESS’ for CCA Members in HB12-1119
The Coming Talent War
CWFC Sees Continued Successes, New Directions
Congratulations to the 2011 CCA-CDOT Project Management Award Winners
Your Association Staff
A Vision for Colorado!
What is SBTRC, and How Can It Help You?
Colorado Contractors Trust Rates Remain Below Market Trends
Your Association Staff
Setting Up Your People for Success
CG/LA Infrastructure
Index of Advertisers/

The Constructor's Voice - 2013