The State Asphalt Pavement Associations (SAPA) held their winter meeting on January 27, 2017 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. The winter meeting is an all-day affair, starting with breakfast and ending with dinner. HAPI Executive Director Jon Young, attended representing Hawaii, along with representatives from 31 other states.
Several topics were covered during the morning session. Representatives from NAPA provided an update on their activities, including a report on their Go To Market deployment efforts. NCAT shared their plans for the 30th anniversary and their upcoming Professor Training Course. SAPA chairs of the PEC committees gave a report of the status of their committee efforts.
The afternoon session focused on SAPA business. The highlight of the session was the farewell speech by Richard Schreck, Executive Vice President of the Virginia Asphalt Association (VAA). After almost thirty-six years in his position, he will be retiring from VAA at the end of April. His experience and knowledge of SAPA will be missed.
The day ended with a dinner for meeting attendees and several retired SAPA state executives. Incoming SAPA Chairman Jim Warren of Florida gave a speech of appreciation and presented Richard Schreck with a career achievement commendation from his SAPA colleagues.