BAM: Advocate and Watchdog
Article II, Sec. VIII (2016)
By Forrest Cyr, Director of Government Affairs and Communications
Policy Platform – By Members, For Members
As the non-partisan advocacy organization for Minnesota’s building industry, the Builders Association of Minnesota works with stakeholders from all corners of the state to achieve meaningful legislative outcomes for the membership and the communities they live. Our Government Affair Committees, based on feedback from our statewide membership, develops the Builders Association of Minnesota’s policy platform. This platform represents the needs of our members’ business, and the regulatory barriers they face everyday.
Last updated in Fall 2015, the current policy platform was developed by surveying our entire statewide membership, followed by input from our Government Affairs Committee and professional staff. Ranging from licensure requirements and code enforcement to wetland permitting processes and government transparency issues, your lobbyists work bipartisanly to bring your legislative needs before the legislature in a calculated, sustained, and effective manner.
In an effort to best represent our members, and our exemplary eleven associations statewide, we always look for new policy priorities for the Government Affairs Committee to vet. This fall, our Government Affairs Committee will review, amend, and approve the association’s policy platform for 2017. If there is something you feel needs the attention of your lobbyists and the legislature, let us know!