New director signs on at contractors association
Pat Davison took over as director of the Truckee-based Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe this week, filling the spot vacated by outgoing director Noah Markoff.
Davison, who previously worked as field director for property rights advocate California Association of Business, Property and Resource Owners (CABPRO), said one of her goals will be to grow the membership of the 250-member nonprofit.
“What I want to do is continue to build membership and make sure our voice is heard on issues,” Davison said.
Some of those issues include new development fees, and the town’s update to its housing element; issues that Davison has followed closely while working with CABPRO. But the job will also bring its share of new topics, like building code changes, that Davison said she will be working to get up to speed on.
“There was a challenge there of learning and working on new issues,” said Davison.
Under Davison’s leadership the association will continue to focus on building a “positive working relationship between the building community and the community itself,” said association President Mike Nethersole.
“We brought Pat Davison in to work on membership retention,” said Nethersole. “We feel she works well with the government and the agencies that are here.”
The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe was established in 1998. It has a nonprofit Community Project wing that is currently using donated time and money to build a bus shelter on Donner Pass Road near Safeway. The association also has a political action committee that donates money to candidates, measures or initiatives that support the building industry.
Overall, the association will continue to focus on building a “positive working relationship between the building community and the community itself,” Nethersole said.
Davison, who lives in Glenshire, said one of her reasons for leaving CABPRO was the organization wanted her to spend more time in the western part of Nevada County.
As field director for four years, Davison built a strong CABPRO membership in Truckee and advocated for property rights protections in Truckee’s General Plan update, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy legislation and the county housing element.
CABPRO will look to fill Davison’s position with someone based in the Nevada City or Grass Valley area, or with someone willing to work part-time in Truckee, said Executive Director Myrna Barber.
Markoff, who led the contractors association for one year, left to work as a cabinet maker and part-time project manager for a construction company in Truckee.
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