Biodiesel Fly-in, Member Meeting Gathers Industry in DC

The National Biodiesel Board will be hosting its annual summer membership meeting and fly-in June 25-27 in Washington, D.C., to focus on association business and critical federal policy initiatives.
By The National Biodiesel Board | May 21, 2018

The biodiesel industry is converging on Washington, D.C., as the National Biodiesel Board hosts its annual summer membership meeting and fly-in June 25-27 to focus on association business and critical federal policy initiatives.

“It is a perfect time for our members to be in the nation’s capital, meeting with their senators, representatives and agency staff on all things biodiesel,” said Kurt Kovarik, NBB vice president of federal affairs. “With the RVO volume proposal, legislative and administrative RFS discussions, and the biodiesel tax incentive still unaddressed this year, now is the time to turn up the volume on issues critical to growing the biodiesel industry.”

NBB is again coordinating visits to Capitol Hill for its members to meet with their representatives in Congress and key leadership positions to most effectively utilize time and resources.

“Having a relationship with your representatives in Washington is essential to any business that operates in a policy-heavy environment like the biodiesel industry,” Kovarik said. “It takes regular, year-round communication to build that relationship—none more effective than face-to-face meetings. Anyone and everyone with a stake in this industry should be here to ensure their voice is heard.”

Members will hear in-depth presentations from association leadership, staff and key subject-matter experts on a variety of topics, raise funds for the National Biodiesel Political Action Committee and be treated to an exciting keynote. The governing board will also consider bylaw changes designed to assure NBB’s long-term success.

If you are not currently a member of the NBB and would like to attend and participate, contact Brad Shimmens, director of operations and membership, at 573-635-3893 or [email protected] to join NBB ahead of the meeting.

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