ACCA Welcomes New Government Relations Representative & Coalitions Manager
ACCA is proud to announce and welcome Czarnecki as ACCA’s Government Relations Representative & Coalitions Manager.
As Government Relations Representative & Coalitions Manager, Czarnecki is responsible for representing ACCA on Capitol Hill. His main priorities are, building federal solutions for workforce development issues, and working with the Education and Labor Committee, Department of Education, and other agencies that can have a positive impact on careers in the skilled trades. Additionally, Czarnecki is accountable for managing ACCA’s memberships and relationships with the Family Business Coalition, National Association of State Energy Officials, the National Governors’ Association, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and other relevant groups that can help advance ACCA’s policy goals. He will be handling policy issues that relate to education, workforce development, healthcare, regulatory reform, and infrastructure.
Before joining ACCA, Czarnecki worked for Congressman Sensenbrenner’s (R-WI) office and for former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI). As a legislative correspondent, Czarnecki was responsible for managing advocacy correspondence, constituent surveys, and the congressional internship program. He also managed campaign finance issues, political affairs, and supported senior staff, overseeing the education and energy portfolios.
To view ACCA’s updated staff organization directory, visit https://www.acca.org/about-acca/staff.
ACCA Fights for HVACR Contractors During Coronavirus Pandemic
ACCA announced its urgency to push Congress and President Trump to expand support for HVACR contractors and treat HVACR contractors as essential service providers. ACCA serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Task Force on Coronavirus Response and has helped craft recommendations for the federal government’s response to this global pandemic.
In a letter to President Trump, Vice President Pence, and congressional leaders, ACCA President and CEO, Barton James pushed for reconsideration of legislation that would mandate paid leave for workers impacted by Coronavirus. To best support workers and businesses, ACCA is requesting that the federal government take immediate action to encourage states to loosen restrictions on the ability to use unemployment benefits, and to provide additional funding to states that may experience shortfalls in unemployment benefits accounts.
In his letter, James stated, “Unlike mandated paid leave, which contractors have not budgeted for, HVACR contractors have budgeted for unemployment insurance and have already paid into those accounts. Considering that unemployment has been at a historic low, those accounts should be well funded, and we believe that would enable HVACR contractors to survive some very challenging times.”
Martin Hoover Honored with ACCA Distinguished Service Award
- The Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission
- The Virginia Beach Education Foundation
- The Clear the Shelters Event with NBC10 WAVY
- Virginia Beach Little League
- The Chas Foundation
- Stuff the Bus Toy Drivewith Z104.5
“Skip was an iconic leader with a unique passion for life, service to country and profession,” said Barton James, ACCA president and CEO. “Scott, along with the support of his team, exemplifies those same characteristics through their continual efforts to improve their local community. He and his team prioritize giving back to their community, which shows their commitment to serve the people in their community beyond just their business.”
The Skip Snyder Humanitarian Award was established in memory of Skip Snyder, a past national chairman of ACCA, who passed away in the Fall of 2013. Skip was an iconic figure in the HVACR industry, but throughhis many benevolent efforts and actions, he left his footprints everywhere –especially at ACCA. The award is given annually to recognize an ACCA member that has made extraordinary contributions to the betterment of society and community. It is a tribute that defines Skip’s remarkable character and his philosophy of life –helping, caring, and sharing with others.
For more information about the Skip Snyder Humanitarian Award, and to see a list of past winners, visit www.acca.org/members/awards/ssha.
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