Chairman's Message

By: Taylor Vreeken, CCI

CREIA Members and Associates,

This year has presented each of us with challenges and obstacles that none of us have experienced before. I hope you, your families, and businesses are thriving and using this time as an opportunity for growth. In speaking with many of you over the last few months, I am inspired to hear your stories of success and unmatched professionalism in these trying times.

I’d like to say thank you to all of you who attended this year’s virtual fall conference. This year was unprecedented in its platform and we are so grateful to those who made it an impactful experience. I would like to send a very special thanks to our course leaders, Gunnar Alquist, Bill Bryan (Associate Track Co-Chair), Alan Carson Mike Casey, Andy French, Massood Gaskari, Douglas Hansen, Peter Hopkins, Will Johnson, Dave McLean, Bill Parker (Conference Chair), Dave Pace, Jay Seidel, Skip Walker, Keith Vreeken and Rich Zak who generously gave their time and expertise to lead courses in CREIA’s advanced continued education.

2020 has pushed us to rethink and revamp what is available to members online. We are excited to give more opportunities for virtual learning and provide online meetings. We have developed dynamic opportunities to learn and made them available to you on CREIA’s new online education platform. With the help of Legislative Chair, Dave Pace, we are providing members with legislation updates, working to safeguard your business and providing inspection worthy news in real time.

CREIA is undergoing major changes and needs your help to volunteer. Now, more than ever we are looking for members who are willing to share their knowledge, and time. No one is more qualified then the men and women who are out inspecting every day. We have a Board vacancy in Region 2 and we need committee volunteers for membership, Bylaws and Policy, Social Media and Website, and Education. We strongly encourage those wanting to be involved to email [email protected].

Thank you, stay safe

Taylor Vreeken, CCI
Chairman of the Board