Committees


ASSOCIATE

This committee is made up of the associate members of the KCSA. They bring forth any pertinent issues to the Board of Directors; are involved with the planning, promoting and production of the annual KCSA Safety and Education Seminar; assist with the planning and promoting of the annual KCSA Teachers Workshop; and work with other committees to grow and market the KCSA. Associates are involved in promoting and supporting all aspects of the industry and the KCSA membership.


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EDUCATION

The Education Committee identifies, develops, implements and evaluates educational programs, keynote speakers, training opportunities, and resources that focus on issues faced by the aggregates industry in order to inform and educate members. These activities include, the KCSA Safety and Education Seminar, the KCSA Summer Meeting agenda, basic to advanced sales and supervisory courses, webinars, videos, white papers, etc.


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EMERGING LEADERS

The Emerging Leaders committee provides a forum for emerging (next generation) industry members to network, exchange ideas and discuss subjects of mutual interest. Members will seek ways to promote the benefits of long-term growth of the industry through education, community outreach, committee involvement and legislative activities. Areas of interest for this group are employee recruitment into the industry, providing a better understanding of the political process and how the association can help members evolve as young professionals.


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GOVERNMENT ADVOCACY/RELATIONS

This committee provides leadership in the development and implementation of KCSA’s government relations initiatives. It identifies, monitors and evaluates legislative bills in the state of Kentucky and federal legislative issues impacting members in the areas of transportation infrastructure, tax, labor, safety, health and the environment. This committee also works closely with the Kentucky Highway Industries Political Action Committee (KHIPAC).


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HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT

This committee will be responsible for health and safety concerns and initiatives as well as monitoring environmental issues, policies and legislations that impact or could affect the members of KCSA. Responsibilities for Safety and Health include analyzing rules and initiatives put forth by regulatory agencies and develop strategies to respond; promote safety initiatives to the industry; work with the Associate Committee and Education Committee to promote the annual KCSA Safety and Education Seminar. Responsibilities for Environment include monitoring environmental issues that may impact mining activities; educating the membership on current environmental issues and practices; provide solutions to the industry's environmental obligations at the State and Federal level.


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MARKETING / PUBLIC RELATIONS

The purpose of this committee is to increase the use of aggregates in existing markets and new market areas through an active marketing and promotion program within KCSA. The committee works to promote a positive image of our industry through interaction with environmental groups, other associations, elected officials, and our communities. Specific promotional activities will be developed based on the market interests of our members.


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SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of the Scholarship Committee is to oversee the annual Kentucky Highway Industry Scholarship grant program. Committee members will review all application forms to ensure accurate representation of the rules and requirements for applicants.


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TECHNICAL

Maintain close contact with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Division of Materials and Division of Design so as to promote dialogue leading to mutually beneficial results.


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UNDERGROUND

The purpose of this committee is to monitor all issues that specifically impact underground mining and develop policy to respond to those issues when appropriate. This committee will also help provide input with the National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health's Annual Underground Stone Safety Seminar.


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