September 2023 Executive Director’s Blog

Hello CRMCA members.  Here is the most recent version of the CRMCA blog.  The fall temperatures are certainly a break from the heat.  The fall season is a busy one with everyone trying to complete projects before the weather turns for the worse.  I hope everyone continues to have a safe and prosperous fall season.  Here is a brief update regarding CRMCA.

  • Governmental Affairs and Environmental Issues
    • Waters of the US (WOTUS).  As mentioned in the previous blogs, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) has requested the participation of CSSGA and CRMCA in a Task Force to discuss WOTUS and possible actions due to changes going on Nationally.  We are currently engaged is draft bills that will move forward in the upcoming Legislative session.  Our objective is to engage in the process and minimize any negative effects on the concrete and aggregate mining sectors.
    • Also, regarding Governmental Affairs, We are holding strategy sessions to discuss ways to increase our GA impact and effectiveness.  I want to thank outgoing Governmental Affairs Chairman Garrett Varra, and welcome incoming Chair Chris Oestreich with Burnco Colorado.  This will address our Legislative Breakfast process which occurs during the legislative Session each year.  While the program we have continues to be effective, we are looking to improve wherever possible.  Look for more information to follow or contact Todd if you would like to be involved.
  • CTAC Update:  We continue to build momentum as many states are utilizing the system and our focus on simplified reporting with members and send to contractors, municipalities, counties, etc.  These have been completed and will be rolled out at the next Board of Directors meeting and then to general membership.  Our renewed push is to provide tools and tracking mechanisms for producers to directly interact with jobsites.  If you have questions or would like to learn more about the program, contact JT Mesite for information.
  • Member Engagement Roundtable Sessions:  We have completed the scheduled Roundtable sessions to increase member engagement and be more effective. Key findings and take-a-ways were discussed with the board of directors as part of the summer outing, and changes and improvements are being implemented over the coming months.  One of the take-a-ways is the formation of a new Emerging Leaders Committee.  More info will be available soon.  Thanks to those who were part of the process and contributed your thoughts and ideas on improving CRMCA.
  • Events:
    • Our recent Clay Shoot went very well, providing an opportunity for networking and enjoying the great outdoors.  With our fundraising raffle tickets, I am pleased to report that we contributed $640 to “Support a Soldier”.  This is a great cause and we are always happy to raise money for them.  Thanks to our sponsors including BURNCO Colorado, Brundage Bone/Eco-Pan,  Loveland Ready Mix, Mountain Cement Company, and Wagner Equipment and all those who participated.
    • We also have another Networking Event scheduled for Tuesday, Oct 24 at the Prost Brewing Company in Highlands Ranch.  Make plans to attend and feel free to bring a prospective member.  I look forward to the interaction.
    • Lastly, the registration for the Annual Conference at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs is open.  The event is scheduled for November 16 and 17 and I look forward to seeing everyone there.  We are getting some great speakers set up for the keynotes and breakout sessions.  It promises to be a great event.


Thanks again.  Please reach out if we can be of assistance.

Todd R. Ohlheiser
Executive Director
Colorado Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (CSSGA)
Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA)
Cell:  303.882.6879
Office: 303.290.0303


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