Committees

 

Getting Involved...The Committees of ABC

The work of the Association is accomplished through the standing committees of ABC. The Association monitors a wide range of issues, related to the industry, the region, and the Association. Involvement in a committee is the best way to get involved in ABC and to learn more about the issues that are important to its members. If you're interested in joining an ABC committee, contact the Committee Chair, or the ABC Staff, directly.
 

Board of Directors

ABC's Board of Directors consists of up to 12 elected members (including appointed officers).  Board Members serve a three-year term. The Board is responsible for all aspects of the association, including but not limited to: finances, vision, and goals.

2023 Chairman:  Tara Wells
Past Chairman:  Robyn Benedetti
Staff Liaison:  Laurie Kendall

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee oversees the sustained growth of the chapter by focusing on member recruitment, retention, and providing services, events, and benefits of value.

Chairman: Candace Bennett
Staff Liaison: Stacy Terway
 

Safety, Health and Wellness Committee

The ABC Safety Health and Wellness Committee is committed to supporting our membership by providing the best safety resources available; including networking with ABC members and safety consultants. Our goal is to help our members achieve an injury-free workplace through safety education, awareness, and education programs.   

Board Liaison: Jenny Wolfe
Committee Chair: Bashiru Mumuni
Staff Liaison: Mary Martinez

Government Affairs and Political Action Committee (GAPA)

The ABC Grassroots and Political Advocacy Committee monitors legislative activity and policy development on both the state and local levels. The committee initiates actions and support of candidates and legislation that promote and protect the interests of ABC members and the free enterprise system. 

Board Liaison: Kirk Matteson
Staff Liaison: Laurie Kendall

Workforce Development

Working with the community, high schools, colleges, and tech schools to promote the construction industry as a strong and viable career plan. The committee creates a strong construction industry alliance in Oregon and Southwest Washington with contractors and owner/ developers; advocates for the construction industry; and promotes Craft and Apprenticeship Education.

Board Liaison: Robyn Benedetti
Staff Liaison: Jessica Belda