Roofing Day is right around the corner (April 5-6, 2022), and there are a number of ways for roofing professionals across the country to get involved.
What is Roofing Day? Hosted and coordinated by NRCA, Roofing Day is one of the largest advocacy events on Capitol Hill. The event provides opportunities for roofing professionals to join together on Capitol Hill and advocate for the industry. It offers a chance for Congress to see and hear directly from the people and voices of the industry about the critical issues we face.
This year’s event will prioritize workforce funding and innovation to address supply chain challenges and worker shortages through Immigration Reform and Investment and Reform of Career and Technical Education. Although not all Congress members are expected to be available for in-person meetings due to the pandemic, in-person meetings will be scheduled for many participants, and some meetings will be held virtually.
According to the latest information available on the Roofing Day webpage, event highlights include:
- Opening cocktail reception
- Advocacy training and issues briefing
- Presentations from members of Congress
- Administration speakers who will address supply chain issues or Occupational Safety and Health Administration policies
- Best practices for Capitol Hill meetings presented by a Congressional Chief of Staff panel
- Capitol Hill meetings with congressional representatives (in-person and virtual)
- Wrap-up Reception at the Top of The Hill Banquet Center
Along with the event highlights, NRCA has created a half-day event where expert speakers and panelists will convene to inform and inspire attendees. Additionally, there will be opportunities to enjoy D.C. and meet with fellow industry professionals through sightseeing tours and networking opportunities.
NRCA strongly encourages all roofing contractors to bring one or more crew members to help share their own stories. And whether you choose to attend or simply help spread the word about the event, there are a number of useful print and digital resources available to use from the communications kit.
As far as cost is concerned, registration is currently listed at $95 for company representatives and $35 for field workers, students and spouses. There are also reserved room rates through the Grand Hyatt Washington available for registered attendees.
Registration closes in just a few short weeks (March 23, 2022), so if you plan on participating, visit the Roofing Day website to gain access to event details and register. You may also learn more about the event by viewing their promotional video here.