Regional Advisory Committees
Concrete Masonry Checkoff Program - Regional Breakdown
|Region 1||Maine (ME), Vermont (VT), New Hampshire (NH), Massachusetts (MA), Connecticut (CT), New York (NY), Pennsylvania (PA), West Virginia (WV), Maryland (MD), New Jersey (NJ), Delaware (DE), District of Columbia (DC)|
|Region 2||Tennessee (TN), Mississippi (MS), Alabama (AL), Georgia (GA), Florida (FL), Virginia (VA), South Carolina (SC), North Carolina (NC)|
|Region 3||North Dakota (ND), South Dakota (SD), Nebraska (NE), Minnesota (MN), Iowa (IA), Wisconsin (WI), Illinois (IL), Michigan (MI), Indiana (IN), Ohio (OH), Kentucky (KY)|
|Region 4||Texas (TX), Louisiana (LA), Kansas (KS), Oklahoma (OK), Missouri (MO), Arkansas (AR), Arizona (AZ), New Mexico (NM)|
|Region 5||Washington (WA), Oregon (OR), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Wyoming (WY), Utah (UT), Colorado (CO), California (CA), Nevada (NV), Alaska (AK), Hawaii (HI)|
The Board’s 2023 budget will be shared with each RAC. At this time, revenues from assessments are just projections. Actual amounts available for investment in regional programs will depend on the volume of block sold and assessments remitted on the basis of those sales. Assessments will be tracked by Region and by District.
All program investments are made by the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board. Each RAC is a subcommittee of the Board and makes recommendations for program funding and investment, but actual funding decisions need to be made by the board of directors.
RAC meeting and administrative expenses are paid by the checkoff. Program investments recommended by the RAC and approved by the board will be paid by the checkoff.
Yes. One of the objectives and benefits of the Act and the Order is the coordination and cross pollination of successful programs. We anticipate sharing regional successes among all RACs and promoting the sharing of best practices.
Over time, it may become apparent that programs that start at the regional level are better implemented and managed as national programs. The Act and Order allow for adaptations such as this. Similarly, while some programs may not be suitable for national implementation and management, they may be better addressed across regional borders. Cooperation among RACs to jointly address common needs and opportunities will be encouraged.
Meeting costs (including facility costs and RAC group meals) will be paid by the checkoff. Costs incurred by RAC members when executing checkoff programs and business are subject to reimbursement, although it is anticipated that checkoff staff will perform most of these activities and in turn, these costs will be minimal.
At this time, the Board has determined that travel and lodging costs associated with Board and RAC meetings should be borne by each Board and RAC member whenever possible, especially prior to receipt of assessment collections. That said, the Board recognizes that it may not be possible to get the best non-producer RAC volunteers involved as members without providing some reimbursement of travel and meeting related expenses. With that in mind, the Board has approved a reimbursement policy that allows each RAC to reimburse up to $500 of travel and lodging expenses per RAC member per meeting if approved by vote of the RAC members. There is a procedure available to submit a greater reimbursement to the Board for approval if sufficient need is demonstrated. However, all RAC member travel and lodging expenses paid by the checkoff will be treated as regional program expenses.
Communication between RACs and the Board is very important. The Board will strive to have a Board member present at all RAC meetings. RAC Chairs and Vice Chairs are invited to attend all Board meetings and regional activity updates will be included on all Board meeting agendas.
RACs should keep meeting minutes and submit back to CMC staff, which will become a part of the Board’s official records.
Documenting Return on Investment (ROI) is critical to checkoff program success. All regional-level programs funded by the Board will be required to include approved methodologies for demonstrating ROI. The Board is developing an evaluation and compliance policy that will suggest several different and/or alternate methodologies for demonstrating ROI. Regional programs that receive checkoff investment will go through the same reporting process as national programs. That process will be developed and refined by the CMC Programs Committee in the coming months.