When Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) members convene next week from May 31–June 4 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C., for Committee Week, there will be no rest for the weary.
RVIA reported in a news release that the week is packed with standing committee meetings, opportunities to network with fellow industry executives, along withone of the highlights of every year – Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, which will take place on June 3.
Committee Week kicks off with the Canadian Coalition Committee on May 31, keeps rolling with meetings of RVIA standing committees, and then continues to gain momentum with Joint Committee luncheons on June 1-2.
The week is capped by the RVIA board meeting on June 4, where committee recommendations for programs and projects are reviewed for inclusion in the budget being developed for the upcoming fiscal year.
RVIA President Richard Coon will present his views on the critical issues and challenges facing the association and the industry during Tuesday’s Joint Committee luncheon. Coon is retiring from RVIA on Oct. 1, so this will be the final opportunity for members to hear from him during Committee Week.
“Committee Week has been one of the annual highlights for me during my tenure at RVIA,” said Coon. “It’s always gratifying to see the success of the industry underscored and it’s especially meaningful to see how our strategic plans have been consistently embraced by our members.”
Other highlights for the week include:
- Special Guest Speaker at Monday’s Luncheon – Pamela Danner, administrator for the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will provide an overview of the RV exemption under the Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations and the status of the process for revising the exemption. Danner is responsible for administrating the Federal Manufactured Housing Program pursuant to the requirements of the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 as amended in 2000.
- 2016 RV Market Outlook – RVIA’s Mac Bryan will provide the first forecast for the RV market in 2016 and examine the economic conditions impacting the industry during the Joint Committee Luncheon on Tuesday.
- Networking Opportunities – In addition to the Joint Committee Luncheons and receptions, including a welcome reception on Monday evening at the Big Cat Exhibit at the National Zoo, Committee Week participants will have the opportunity to establish, renew and build upon the relationships critical to business success.
The Mayflower Renaissance Washington is a luxury hotel and historic landmark. Proclaimed by President Truman to be Washington, D.C.’s “Second Best Address” after the White House, the hotel is on the National Registry of Historic Places and a Historic Hotel of America. Located just blocks from the White House, metro stops and dining and cultural hot spots, the 4-diamond property offers a splendid center for exploring the city.