2019 IGIA REGIONAL LEGISLATIVE BRIEFINGS

 

2019 IGIA REGIONAL LEGISLATIVE BRIEFINGS

YOUR ASSOCIATION, YOUR AREA, YOUR MEETING

In 2019, as the Iowa Legislature embarks upon a new Legislative Session, the IGIA will endeavor to achieve our legislative goals, in part, by hosting Regional Legislative Briefings across the state. These meetings will take the place of our traditional large-format Grocers Care Day event at the State Capitol.

“After our strategic planning session in 2018, we’ve really challenged ourselves to think outside the box and not continue to do things the same way just because that is how they’ve been done in the past,” explains IGIA President Michelle Hurd. “Moving to the grassroots Regional Legislative Briefings held in legislators’ home districts promises new opportunities to connect with legislators in a meaningful way.”

Hurd added that although there will be a series of smaller, separate meetings, the Association and its members will still be speaking with one voice and presenting a united front as an industry. She says that the advantages lie in being able to deliver that message where it has the greatest impact, in legislators’ home districts. Each of these regional legislative briefings will begin by taking area legislators on a store tour so they can see firsthand how the issues of the day impact retailers. This portion of the briefings is for legislators only, by invitation.

“We believe that the regional briefings will provide a more effective forum for members to come together with their legislators in working toward a common goal,” Hurd says.

TIMEFRAME

Briefings will be held on Fridays, Feb. 15, Feb. 22 and March 1.

HOST LOCATIONS

Session 1, Fri., Feb. 15 —Des Moines
Briefing Location (all IGIA members and legislators invited):
Johnson Brothers, 6600 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA 50131
Register by: 4:30 p.m., Mon., Feb. 11

Session 2, Fri., Feb. 22—Cedar Rapids
Briefing Location (all IGIA members and legislators invited):
Cedar Rapids Knights of Columbus
Register by: 4:30 p.m., Mon., Feb. 18

Session 3, Fri., March 1—Council Bluffs
Briefing Location (all IGIA members and legislators invited): TBD
Register by: 4:30 p.m., Mon., Feb. 25

TENTATIVE EVENT SCHEDULE

  • 10-10:30 a.m. | Registration
    Meet & Greet with Legislators
  • 10:30 a.m. | Welcome—Michelle Hurd, IGIA President
  • 10:35–11:30 a.m. | Legislative Briefing
  • 11:45 a.m. | Closing Remarks—Michelle Hurd, IGIA President
  • 12 p.m. | Lunch available

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Please consider saving the date and attending an IGIA Legislative Briefing near you. For more information, contact Peggy Sellner, 515.270.2628 | psellner@iowagrocers.com

MEMBER REGISTRATION FEE: $25

 

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