CPCA hosts inaugural issue defense fundraiser


September 20, 2019

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The Colorado Pest Control Association (CPCA) hosted its inaugural sporting clay shoot fundraiser for its issue defense fund on Sept 14. The association plans to make this an annual installment.

This year’s event attracted more than 30 attendees and raised about $8,000 for the fund.

The association honored Rep. Leslie Herod as its Legislative Champion for 2019 for her sponsorship of HB 19-1328, a bed bug bill that passed in Colorado this year. The bill defines landlords’ and tenants’ responsibilities for inspecting and treating rental units for bed bugs. The CPCA made the bill its top legislative priority this year and served as subject matter experts throughout the process.

Other bills of interest to the CPCA that passed this year include SB 19-186, which expands an agricultural chemical management program in the state to protect surface water in addition to groundwater, and HB 19-1210, which allows local governments in Colorado to establish its own minimum wage.

CPCA Director Kevin Lemasters (left) and Rep. Leslie Herod display Rep. Herod's Legislative Champion award. PHOTO: CPCA

CPCA Director Kevin Lemasters (left) and Rep. Leslie Herod display Rep. Herod’s Legislative Champion award. PHOTO: CPCA

Rep. Hugh McKean and Sen. Rob Woodward also participated in the event and engaged with association members.

“For our first event, things went great,” says Kevin Lemasters, ACE, director of the CPCA and president of EnviroPest. “The support from sponsors, legislators and members was amazing. CPCA is looking to the future in being prepared for legislative challenges.”

The CPCA was founded in 1982 in Denver, Colo. Today, the association provides pest control professionals across the state education, training and a wide range of resources. The CPCA also works to advance the professionalism of the industry through conferences, seminars and other group activities. It makes government engagement a priority, monitoring and participating in legislative and regulatory advocacy.


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Ellen Kriz

Ellen Kriz is the managing editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at ekriz@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3764.

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