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The WSPMA has been proudly serving the Washington State Pest Control industry since 1957. We are excited to offer our Members outstanding educational opportunities every year. As an Association we strive to create an environment that allows industry awareness and a sense of comradery. Our relationships with Members of the WSPMA are open and honest and help to provide self discipline. Through the volunteer efforts of our Members we have grown into a fantastic organization that will continue to serve the needs of our Members.
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The WSPMA meeting in Hood River, OR highlighted gratitude towards partners and members. Discussions included financial stability, legislative updates, educational events, and the Steel Bridge program for veterans. Bylaw changes were approved, and concerns over online testing delays were addressed. The meeting concluded with a motion to adjourn.
The NPMA Legislative Day program features committee meetings, leadership forums, advocacy training, and legislative strategy sessions, culminating in hill visits. WSPMA will send multiple representatives to ensure industry concerns are heard, emphasizing their commitment to protecting the integrity of pest management work.
The meeting notes cover relocation, pest management perspectives, and the Skill Bridge program, focusing on veteran integration into the civilian workforce. Topics include legislative sessions, partnerships, internships, liability concerns, and military-targeted outreach efforts, alongside service member transitions and partner requirements.
Bills extend pesticide tax exemption, alter neonicotinoid use, and address waste management. Others, covering taxes and emissions, are no longer active.