February 1, 2018
The California Landscape Contractors Association has presented its 2017 Mickey Strauss Grassroots Award to Dave Norred of Nor-Land Landscaping Company.
The Mickey Strauss Grassroots Award, which was presented during the association's annual Leadership Conference in Ontario January 30, 2018, recognizes a CLCA member who works to build relationships with members of the state Legislature, candidates for the Legislature, or possible future candidates. The recipient must be actively involved in a chapter and currently engaged in grassroots activity in support of CLCA's governmental affairs objectives.
Dave has been involved with CLCA and our legislative and public policy initiatives for over 17 years. He has served as a chapter president, was a member of the CLCA state board of directors for six years culminating with serving as CLCA's president in 2000. That year the association was very active in the leaf blower "wars," including sponsoring legislation in an effort to make it more difficult for local governments to ban the equipment.
?He continues to serve his local chapter as VP of Legislation. He participated in several of the association's legislative conferences including our most recent one held last year. He also participated in two fly-ins to Washington D.C.
In 2017, he served on the CLCA Legislative Committee, was the VP of Legislation for the Orange County chapter, participated in CLCA's two-day legislative conference, represented CLCA at various local political events in Southern California and provided CLCA's legislative advocate with consistent real-life perspectives and feedback that were invaluable in CLCA's legislative and policy work.