Salem, OR (Oregon CCB) — Craig P. Smith, Administrator for the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) was named 1st Vice President for the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) on August, 25, 2010.
was founded in 1962 and is comprised of states that have enacted laws regulating the
business of contracting. NASCLA assists its member states in striving for the better regulation of
the construction industry to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public.
“Oregon’s participation in NASCLA is important as we work through these difficult economic times,” says Smith.
“NASCLA provides a forum for Oregon’s CCB to learn about successful practices in other state licensing agencies, and in turn, we have an opportunity to share what has worked well in Oregon with the rest of the nation.”
Smith serves as executive officer of Oregon’s nine-member Governor appointed Board, a position he has held since 2001. The CCB administers licensing and certification programs affecting more than 41,000 construction businesses. The agency joined NASCLA in 2006.
NASCLA officers and board members serve one-year terms from September to September, commencing at the association’s annual conference each fall. This year’s Officers and Board of Directors were appointed on August 25, 2010 at NASCLA’s Annual Conference Additional officers installed for 2010/2011 include:
Keith Warren, President (Alabama Electrical Contractors Board);
Steve Pinther, 2nd Vice President (Idaho Contractors Board);
Greg Crow, Treasurer (Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board);
John Sullivan, Secretary (Mississippi State Board of Contractors);
John Curl, Immediate Past President (South Carolina Residential Builders Commission), and
Carolyn Lazenby, 2nd Immediate Past President (Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors).
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