Website Plays Significant Role in Government Affairs
By Tim O’Toole
The MCAA website, www.masoncontractors.org, is averaging 23.3 million hits per year from over 75 different countries on each continent, excluding Antarctica. Visitors range from mason contractors and architects to school board officials and United States Congressmen and Congresswomen, who frequently visit our website to educate themselves on the Association and our position on crucial issues affecting the masonry industry. According to our Director of Government Affairs, Jessica Johnson Bennett, Congressmen and Congresswomen and their staff often view our site before meeting with her.
Our goal is for the Government Affairs section to play a prominent role on the website to keep both MCAA members and key members of Congress informed on important legislative and regulatory issues that impact mason contractors around the country. Visitors can view issue papers, contact their representatives, register to vote and donate to MACPAC, all without ever having to leave our website
I have been working with Jessica to revamp and expand the Government Affairs pages of our website. We have recently added legislative and regulatory issue papers of eight critical issues affecting the masonry industry to the front page of the site. These papers were distributed to several Senators and Representatives at the 2006 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference.
Over the next few weeks and months we will continue to update and expand these pages on the website. In the meantime, if you have any comments or suggestions with regards to the information we currently have or information you would like to see in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me.
About the Author
Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology for the MCAA. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.