One of the original goals when CATT was formed in 1998 was to provide a cohesive “voice” for the building industry with all of the various governmental agencies. This was something that did not exist prior to the formation of CATT.
From 1998 to 2002, CATT worked with a number of these agencies to provide reasonable and constructive responses to a variety of proposed regulations and fees. But the time had come for CATT and its members to take a more active role in the policy making process that affected not only the industry but the community.
Patrick Flora was CATT President at the time. Patrick said, “I see this as not only the right thing to do, but an absolute necessity. The Construction industry is one of the largest economic forces in our area, yet with few exceptions, there are no representatives from our industry on most of the elected boards. Growth and the costs associated with it are a fact of life in our area as well as many other resort communities. How these issues are managed is of vital importance, not only to us as Contractors, Vendors and related professionals and members of the community, but to our children and future residents, who will ultimately have to live with the decisions that are made now. To achieve a truly balanced response to the many varied and complex issues our region faces requires a similarly balanced elective body.”
“Therefore I would encourage CATT members as well as non-members in our industry to consider running for positions on all of the local and regional agencies/boards that have so much impact on our community, our future and us.”
CATTPAC was born and filed its first report to the Fair Political Practices Commission in March 2002. CATT PAC's FPPC # is 1247901.
Thanks to Patrick Flora for this historical record.
The CATT Political Action Committee will raise funds and industry and public awareness in order to support Political Candidates, initiatives, measures, and campaigns that support the best interests of the building industry in our region.
L to R: Jim Easterbrook, Peter Greenberger, Mitch Clarin, Jim Porter, Kristine Keck, Mick Horn, Meghan Behm, Mike Rodarte. Thanks to Scott Thompson, Scott Shots Photography, for this photo.
Chairman: Mitch Clarin / Mitchell T. Clarin
Vice Chairman: Peter Greenberger / Pacwest Construction & Development, Inc.
Secretary: Mike Rodarte / TNT Materials
Treasurer: Mike Rodarte / TNT Materials
Meghan Behm / Sierra Crest Cabinets
Jim Easterbrook / Easterbrook Painting, Inc.
Mick Horn / Michael Horn Co., Inc.
Kristine Keck / Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company
Jim Porter / Porter Simon, P.C.
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