The ACPA board of directors held its 2nd quarter board meeting last Thursday by web conference. Despite the obvious difference in meeting format, ACPA’s volunteer and staff leaders were sharply focused on the Association’s mission to support members, chapters, and agencies through a range of different programs and activities.

The board discussed upcoming meetings, which of course, are impacted by several factors, including state policies on “re-openings.” But there are other factors, including how likely or unlikely members are to travel for upcoming meetings through the balance of the year. As such, ACPA earlier today launched a survey to gauge member and affiliate thoughts about the options of a live or virtual annual meeting in early December. If you haven’t taken the survey, we ask you to let us know your thoughts as soon as possible. Click here to take the survey.

The board also heard a year-to-date update from Jerry Voigt, and the briefing provided a clear view of the ACPA staff sharp focus on results, in spite of the pandemic and state-ordered work-at-home mandates. These same results were shared in ACPA’s 3 Minutes on Monday report this week.

More specifically, the board heard about some of the many initiatives Leif Wathne has been leading to support the industry and DOT partners through legislative actions. Scott Mueller provided an update on the promotional plan he and a team of local promoters are executing in key states. They also heard about Gary Mitchell’s work in co-developing a cooperative agreement with the FAA – one which we believe will involve the CP Tech Center and which we are confident will return great value to the airport pavement community. Lastly, other important staff-driven projects were outlined, which demonstrate the staff’s full-service approach and cohesive efforts under work at home orders.

As we have noted before, this is not business as usual, but business despite the adverse conditions facing us all.