Originally Posted By: jbowman
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On December 14th, 2005 I had the pleasure of meeting and greeting several Kentucky State Leaders at the Capital Building in Frankfort, KY.
Senators Tom Buford and Gary Tapp took time out of their busy days to allow me to address them concerning the placement and appointment of two NACHI representatives on the Home Inspection Licensing Board. Senator Buford, fresh off of Triple By-pass surgery and looking great, and I, along with Mr. Bob Rowland, (NACHI lobbyist) sat down and discussed Home Inspection Liscensure for an extensive period.
After touring and meeting several other key personnel within the Governor's office Mr. Rowland and I visited members of the House where again I was met with open arms. Representative James Bruce and I also had a sit down meeting and discussed placement of two NACHI members on the Home Inspection Licensing Board.
At the end of a long day with scheduled meetings with the Kentucky Office of Housing, Buildings & Constuction's Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors Division and all of the aforementioned, Bob Rowland and I left the Capital Building and toured the surrounding country side. (I got to see the home of the great horse and Triple Crown Winner, Seattle Slew, along with a quick tour of some of the most amazing homes and stables in the country. One in particular just jumps right out at me. The Stable doors were unbelievable and I can almost guarantee that one set of these doors cost more than my home. The main house was constructed out of cut-stone, and included a guest house on down the road. Other buildings such as a meeting house, office, etc. dotted the property in elegance and beauty, surrounded by miles and miles of white fencing. An awesome sight.
All in all, I believe the trip to be a very successful one for NACHI and its members in Kentucky. I feel strongly that the legislators see the need for two NACHI representatives on the Home Inspection Board and look forward to its approval.
In my early morning meeting with the Board I offered the use of NACHI's exam for their consideration in state liscensing requirements. I expect to hear something further after January 3rd which is the next time the board meets. My presentation seemed to be well received by the board and I am positive that NACHI can meet all of their special needs.
Please see my additional posts concerning KREIA.