Uniting as an industry and gathering in-person provides the opportunity to establish relationships and help educate the nation’s legislators on the issues that are important to participants, their companies and our industry. Registrants will meet in-person at The Westin Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, Va.
Though the challenges of COVID continue, there continues to be increased engagement and awareness by members of the advocacy efforts on behalf of the linen, uniform and facility services industry. TRSA led successful efforts at the federal, state and local levels to gain recognition of the industry as a critical/essential service and briefed the Vice President’s office regarding the sustainability of reusable PPE (personal protective equipment), including isolation and surgical gowns.
Participants in this event will generate immediate and long-term benefits for their industry and companies by participating in the Conference, Hill Day discussions and through TRSA committee meetings.
The agenda is set:
Wednesday, March 30
- TRSA Committee Meetings
- Keynote Presentation: Reid Wilson, National Correspondent, The Hill Newspaper
- Hill Day Issue Briefing
- Industry Awards Reception
- Industry Awards Dinner (presentation of 2022 Awards)
Thursday, March 31, 2022
- Congressional Visits
TRSA will kick off its conference with committee meetings that will allow industry leaders to assemble in Alexandria, Va., to set committee goals and agendas for 2022. In addition to convening with their fellow committee members to discuss key industry issues, attendees also will get the opportunity to prepare a unified message for legislators.
Conference participants will hear from keynote speaker Reid Wilson, national correspondent for The Hill newspaper. Wilson is thrilled that TRSA members will get to come to DC in person. Wilson stated, “Now that life is getting back to normal, you should expect a busy few days on Capitol Hill.” He added, “Members of Congress want to hear from you, and this is a great opportunity for you to let them know your priorities in the months ahead.”
Following the keynote, attendees will work together to formulate strategy to convey the industry’s positions to policymakers during the scheduled Hill visits on March 31.
Recognition of exemplary efforts of employees and leaders of member companies will highlight the evening of March 30. The 2020 Awards include:
- Above and Beyond Service Award
- Best Plants of the Year Award
- Clean Green Innovation Award
- Company Community Service Award
- Diversity Recognition Award
- SafeTRSA Safety Excellence Award
- TRSA Volunteer Leadership Award
- Video Award
Questions about the awards program can be directed to Ken Koepper, TRSA’s director of membership/industry outreach, at email@example.com or 540.613.5110
TRSA is committed to providing those attending in-person events with the safest environment possible. To learn about TRSA’s on-site safety protocols, visit www.trsa.org/eventsafety. Register and discover more today at www.trsa.org/legcon.
ABOUT TRSATRSA (www.trsa.org) represents the nearly $40-billion linen, uniform and facility services industry by advocating for fair federal and state regulatory and legislative policy and promoting the economic and environmental benefits of reusable textiles. Employing 180,000+ people at 1,600+ facilities in North America, our industry supplies, launders and maintains linens, uniforms, towels, mats and other products. These help businesses (including retailers, manufacturers, healthcare facilities and restaurants), government and other organizations enhance their image and provide clean, safe environments for their employees and customers. Most Americans benefit at least once per week from the hygiene and safety of products provided to the industry’s customers. TRSA verifies and quantifies our industry’s commitment to sustainability and cleanliness through our Clean Green and Hygienically Clean certification programs. TRSA increases the industry’s productivity, sustainability, safety and professionalism through education, research, benchmarking and information-sharing.