TCIA is inviting its members to gather in Washington, D.C., July 24-26, for the 2011 Legislative Conference and Day on the Hill.
The event provides an opportunity to visit with your congressional representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss issues that affect the industry. Attendees will receive an issues briefing before their Hill visits, and first-time participants receive special attention and assistance from veterans of the event. TCIA has once again teamed with The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) as hosts.
The landscape in Washington has changed dramatically since our last Legislative Conference in 2009. TCIA has been hard at work to make the best case for commercial arboriculture and to create a regulatory and political environment that benefits the green industry. Issues like safety regulations, chemical use, crane best practices, taxes, workforce issues and more affect your business every day.
TCIA’s mission is to “advance tree care businesses”. One of the primary ways to protect and advance the industry is through attempts to influence public policy in a direction favorable to our members. TCIA does this with contributions to the campaigns of political candidates through the Voice for Trees political action committee, by supporting or opposing particular legislation, and by working to influence the activities of regulatory bodies such as OSHA.