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Registration Now Open for 2022 ISSA Clean Advocacy—IOPFDA Workplace Solutions Summits

December 17, 2021 Registration Now Open for 2022 ISSA Clean Advocacy—IOPFDA Workplace Solutions Summits

Registration is now open for the 2022 ISSA Clean Advocacy Summit—IOPFDA Workplace Solutions Summit, March 30-31, in Washington, D.C., as part of National Cleaning Week.

During this two-day, premier ISSA advocacy event, participants will get up to speed on the pressing public-policy issues for the full cleaning supply chain and independent office products and furniture dealers, as well as sharpen their advocacy acumen. Participants will then apply their new advocacy knowledge and skills meeting with lawmakers and other Washington insiders to advance both industries.

“Now more than ever, with increased attention to cleaning and hygiene as a result of COVID-19, we need leaders and other representatives of the industry to advocate, influence, and make an impact in Washington, D.C.,” said ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft. “Summit registrants will receive briefings on the top public-policy issues facing their business and industry, such as supply chain challenges, labor shortages, a healthy workplace tax credit, federal workplace standards, and more.”

“We intend to build on the great success of that 2021 inaugural event with an exciting, important, and jointly-held fly-in to our nation’s capital in 2022,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett.

The live and in-person 2022 ISSA Clean Advocacy Summit—IOPFDA Workplace Solutions Summit will take place at the GBAC STARTM-accredited Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. However, the agenda and/or format for the dual summits may change depending on the COVID-19 situation and/or access to the U.S. Capitol in early 2022.

Learn about sponsorship opportunities for the summits by contacting ISSA Director of Government Affairs John Nothdurft or IOPFDA Executive Director Mike Tucker.

For questions about the ISSA Clean Advocacy Summit, contact ISSA Government Affairs Coordinator Stacy Seiden. For questions about the IOPFDA Workplace Solutions Summit, contact IOPFDA Executive Director Mike Tucker.

Many attendees were inspired by last year’s event. Here are some comments from them:

“I must admit this whole process has been such an inspiration, and I feel like a ‘fish out of water,’ but becoming an advocate for ISSA has sparked a flame in me that I didn’t realize existed. Thank you for all you are doing!”
—Wendy Dixon, owner of American Pride Cleaning Services LLC

“The Summit was an excellent opportunity to share with congressional offices all the important work the cleaning industry has done to help combat the spread of COVID-19. From helping consumers keep their homes clean to changing up supply chains so we can help people produce hand sanitizer and sanitization products, the industry has been all-hands-on-deck. It was also particularly great spending time with members from all parts of the value chain, including small cleaning company starts-ups who started a business amid the pandemic. Very inspiring!”

—Cate Thorin, government relations manager for Novozymes North America Inc.

“I was a little stressed and intimidated to speak with the senators’ office representatives before the Summit, but your prep work helped build my confidence and gave me direction on what to discuss. Thank you!”
—Lauren Smith, business development manager for Crescent Cleaning Co. 

“The ISSA Clean Advocacy Summit was a great way for me to connect with industry members and learn about the important issues impacting our industry. ISSA’s Clean Advocacy Summit showcased the challenges and opportunities for our industry and the importance of advocacy to ensure our industry voices are heard.”
—Jackie Lynn Ray, director of government affairs for The Clorox Co. 

“Congratulations on a fantastic ISSA Advocacy Summit last week. My first, and I learned a ton!”
—Sara Gibbons, lead business development manager at Unilever Professional (Seventh Generation). 

“I thought the virtual Summit was really good. I have always wanted to do a Hill Day-type tour but felt very unqualified for the exercise. The preliminary meeting and talking points were extremely helpful and made me feel competent and comfortable. I would not hesitate to do it again!”
—Rebecca Kaufold, manager of Government Affairs & Sustainability at Spartan Chemical Co. Inc. 

“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Clean Advocacy Summit. I found it very well done and informative.”
—John Herrity, stewardship manager at Pilot Chemical