The importance of state industry associations has never been more evident than in these past six months. Across the country, the associations have provided their members with valuable education, networking, and support during the pandemic.
To continue its support of local/state associations, the National Limousine Association (NLA) launched a new Association Grant Program. This program, which has replaced the rebate program, gives associations the opportunity to receive funding based on their legislative efforts, membership campaigns, and educational programming.
“I, along with the NLA Board, appreciate the importance and value local/state associations bring to NLA members and our industry as a whole,” said NLA President Robert Alexander of RMA Worldwide in a recent President’s Message. “We have always worked hard to support these associations through various opportunities such as complimentary exhibit space at shows, supporting local lobbying initiatives, and through the NLA rebate program.”
Recently, the NLA shared that it will be granting a total of nearly $50,000 among the following associations:
- Arizona Limousine Association
- Florida Limousine Association
- Greater Atlanta Limousine Association
- Greater California Livery Association
- Greater Orlando Limousine Association
- Illinois Limousine & Bus Association
- Limousine Association of New Jersey
- Limousine Association of New York
- Minnesota Chauffeured Transportation Association
- New England Livery Association
- Wisconsin Limousine Association
The NLA has pledged continue to support local/state associations as the industry navigates through COVID-19.
“Change often starts on a local level and the more engaged members in local/state associations, the stronger our industry will be,” said Alexander.
In addition, the NLA is currently encouraging operators to get directly involved with the NLA as a board member. The association is currently accepting nominations to run for open board seats for the 2021-2024 term. If you have fresh insights and passion to devote to supporting the association, you can submit your nomination here.
Please note, per Article 6 of the NLA Bylaws, an individual must be a corporate officer or senior executive of a Regular Active Member (operator) company that has been an NLA member for at least the most recent two consecutive years.
Open board seats include:
- At-Large (Two Open Seats)
- Central (One Open Seat)
- Northeast (One Open Seat)
- Southeast (Two Open Seats)
- West (One Open Seat)
The nomination period will close Wednesday, October 14.
Visit limo.org for more information.