Road Trains | Senator Larry Luick, North Dakota
A New Way to Think About Paying for Roads | Representative Brad Witt, Oregon
Wildfire Response | Representative Tom Dent, Washington
Aspen Pre-Suppression Fire Technique | Representative Stewart Barlow, Utah
Volcano and Hurricane Response | Senator Clarence Nishihara, Hawaii
Disaster Response | Commissioner Sid Miller, Texas
Commissioner Sid Miller was first elected to the Texas House in 2000, serving as Chair of the Agriculture Committee. In 2014 he was elected as Agriculture Commissioner. A former Ag teacher, the Commissioner breeds and trains American Quarter Horses and is a recognized rodeo cowboy who holds ten world championship titles.
Representative Witt started in the House in 2005. Prior to entering the legislature he served on the State Boards of Forestry, Watershed Enhancement and the Forest Resources Institute. His deep respect for nature also led to co-chairing the bi-state Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership. He has worked in some aspect of the lumber industry since his first job in a saw mill to pay his way through college. Witt is a member of the SARL Board.
Eric Wareham serves as a Director of Government Affairs at Western Equipment Dealers Association. Before joining WEDA, he served as in-house counsel for Kerr Contractors, Vice President of Government Relations for the Western Wood Preservers Institute and numerous staff positions in the Oregon State Legislature.