NFDA is excited to welcome funeral professionals to Washington, D.C. for the 2017 Advocacy Summit, which will take place April 26-28. As federal priorities shift following the 2016 presidential election, NFDA needs members’ help to ensure funeral service issues stay top-of-mind with members of Congress.
“With a new administration in Washington and new members of Congress, this year’s Summit promises to be a time of new voices and new perspectives,” said NFDA Senior Vice President of Advocacy Lesley Witter, MPA, CAE. “Meeting with your Congressional representatives and sharing your stories during the Advocacy Summit enables you to put a face critical legislation that will impact the profession, grieving families and small business.”
Thank you to our generous Summit sponsors: Batesville, Nomis Publications Inc., and ASD - Answering Service for Directors.
For more information about the Advocacy Summit, visit www.nfda.org/advocacysummit.
Stay tuned for the latest from D.C. and the 2017 Advocacy Summit!
To wrap up the 2017 NFDA Advocacy Summit, attendees visited Arlington National Cemetery. There, President Ashley Cozine laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers on behalf of all NFDA members. Attendees also were treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the stables at Arlington National Cemetery. (Thanks to Dan Ford, Peter Morin and Joe Kiley for sharing these photos on Twitter!)
Dan Miller, of the Wounded Warrior Project, spoke to attendees at the NFDA Advocacy Summit this morning. Dan served our country as a Marine for 29 years. He presented NFDA President Ashley Cozine with a Wounded Warrior Challenge Coin. Ashley returned the honor with an NFDA Challenge Coin.
Thank you everyone who attended Thursday evening's fundraiser in support of the NFDA PAC.Click here to watch a very short photo slide show.
And they're off! Thank you to the dedicated NFDA members who are storming the Hill today!
We hope everyone (including our friend Jeff Fraley from West Virginia!) had a wonderful evening at Wednesday's Welcome Party at the U.S. Botanic Garden!
Thank you to the members of the NFDA Policy Board for coming to the Advocacy Summit a day early for their spring meeting.
If you're at the Mayflower Hotel, stop by the Advocacy Summit registration table and see Lorri Wagner!
While in D.C. yesterday, President Ashley Cozine, President-elect Ken Cahall, CEO Christine Pepper, and Senior Vice President of Advocacy Lesley Witter met with the Ronald Walters, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Interim Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs.
From the Capitol Building and the World War II Memorial to the Trump International Hotel, which is housed in the original Old Post Office, there’s history everywhere you look in Washington, D.C.