Committee Week is where the RV industry comes together to nurture ideas and collectively build a strategic roadmap to navigate the direction of industry goals and objectives, interact with industry colleagues, set the course for the industry’s future and visit with leaders on Capitol Hill.
Over the course of the five-day event, standing committees, the Executive Committee, the association’s Board of Directors, and the Go RVing Coalition will meet to review progress and set plans for the upcoming fiscal year.
In conjunction with Committee Week, the RV Industry Association hosts its annual Advocacy Day where members meet with elected officials and their staff, forge relationships beneficial to business, and discuss current issues affecting the industry with legislators. From increasing membership in the House and Senate RV Caucuses to facilitating Congressional support on a variety of industry initiatives, this critical contribution to the Association’s advocacy efforts leaves a compelling imprint on congressional members at the state and national level.
Committee Week distinctly shapes the future of the RV industry. This event is your opportunity to help form the future for the RV industry. We invite you to join the movement and we look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C.
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
The host hotel for 2018 Committee Week and Advocacy Day is the world-class Mayflower Hotel. Located in the Dupont Circle area of central Washington, D.C., the property is a historic landmark and considered “Washington’s Second Best Address.” Located just a few blocks from the White House, the hotel is also surrounded by entertainment, culture, shopping and dining destinations. The hotel is only .3 miles from the Farragut North (Red Line) or Farragut West (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines) metro stations.
During the 17th annual Capitol Hill fly-in, over 100 executives from across the industry will take part in over 150 meetings with Members of Congress. In these meetings, industry representatives will share the story of our booming RV industry as well as the effect of increased tariffs on the RV industry. They will also ask the member to join the RV Caucus and support the Recreation Not Red Tape Act and National Park Restoration Act which promotes campground modernization. In addition to these Congressional meetings, RV industry executives will be meeting with federal agencies including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of the Interior. Check out the 2017 highlight video below.
What’s the dress code for Committee Week?
Advocates are expected to dress in business attire on Capitol Hill and for the RV Caucus Reception
Who can attend committee meetings and committee week?
Committee meetings are for RV Industry Association members-only. This annual event is where members come together to chart the course for the association for the future.
How can I prepare for Advocacy Day?
A training course is available during Committee Week prior to Advocacy Day and an RV Industry Association staff member will help guide you to your meetings. You may also view some training videos here. Packets of information will be provided to all advocates for your own information and to distribute at your meetings. Information includes any pending legislation that we are asking the Members of Congress to support, economic impact information, RV Caucus members list, information about the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, and invitations to the RV Caucus Reception.
I registered for Committee Week. Am I automatically enrolled to participate in Advocacy Day?
Advocacy Day registration is separate. You may register to participate in Advocacy Day by clicking here.
Is there down time to explore Washington, D.C.?
Yes. There is plenty to do in the city and we encourage members to take advantage of the opportunity of being in our nation’s capital when they can. You will receive your schedule with congressional members and are encouraged to take in the sites of D.C. during your downtime.
Hotel: Michelle Biersner at [email protected] / 303-868-2787
Registration: Huyen 'Wen' Dang at [email protected] / 571-665-5847
Sponsorships: Scott Graham at [email protected] / 574-549-9067
Advocacy Day: Monika Geraci at [email protected] / 571-665-5852