President’s Message – Spring 2022
Updated: Aug 23
It seems impossible that a year has passed since I accepted the gavel. Good Roads has been busy, and I am happy to report that the association began to resemble our pre-pandemic self. Our annual golf tournament held last year in July and the ‘Mardi Gras’ Fall Social in November registered the usual number of people. We added a Paintball tournament that was extremely popular and will be held again this year on May 14! So, be sure to mark your calendars and start your basic training workout so you are ready on battle day!
On the business side, Good Roads participated in the New Hampshire Strategic Highway Safety Planning process strongly advocating for more attention to promoting work zone safety in driver’s education and across all available media platforms.
The Board of Directors also formed a Workforce Development Committee in 2021. The committee held its first roundtable discussion in March with participants from various state departments and academia – discussion focused on how the New Hampshire construction industry could improve identification and pursuit of new talent. The meeting was well attended, and many promising ideas came forward. (See page 7)
The committee will continue its work to seek partners and resources that can help our organization identify and recruit the next generations of employees for the Good Roads membership. There are national efforts underway to address this challenge that we are closely monitoring so we can take advantage of any successes without reinventing the wheel.
I would like to congratulate our incoming President Chris Mulleavey — he has been a great Board member and vice president. The organization is in good hands with Chris at the helm! I would also like to thank Brenda Clemons for her help and guidance throughout the years. Finally, thank you to the members of Good Roads for the opportunity and honor of serving on your Board of Directors. The organization continues to adapt to our changing times and provide opportunities for high quality engagement of its members. This is a special organization that I am proud to be part of. I look forward to staying involved with the Workforce Development Committee and remaining engaged in this historic association.