If you attended Builder Day at the Capitol on February 18th, you know this year’s event was a great success with over 200 strong and now we have the information to back it.
The post-event survey results show that overall it was a fantastic day, and every individual who completed the survey said they’d recommend attendance at this event to a colleague. This is a well-attended event by builders and remodelers who comprised 46.8% of the attendees. Legislator attendance improved at this year’s reception, an increase of 150% from the 2014 event. There was also an appearance at the reception by Speaker of the House, Kurt Daudt.
There’s no better opportunity to become politically engaged, voice your opinion, and learn about the people that govern your community. ~Brent Carlson, Carlson Asset Management
If you missed the event, fear not. We’ve got you covered with video and photos from the day.
Comments from the survey:
What did you like most about this event?
Number of attendees and energy. Nice to see support of legislators that came to reception.
Face time with legislators.
Meeting with my legislators. I have never done that before. It was very informative and it felt like I actually had a say in the process.
Appreciated the written and verbal comments regarding how/what to share with legislators.
The legislators learned things and seemed willing to do something.
Organization and quality of the event, the actual meetings are the most fun but the fellowship of our industry is the most important.
Why did you attend this event?
New associate member and thought it would be informative, which it was.
Wanted to support our new BATC President and his initiative for a good Builder turnout. Also realizing how much affect our government has on our industry and wanting them to know we are concerned for our future.
To be more involved in helping our industry.
With BAM and BATC’s involvement in last election, we now have a bigger voice at the capital. We need to support the building industry more than ever with the costs of the code changes.
Thanks to all of you that attended and contributed to the success of the event. We’ll use your comments from the survey to improve the event next year.