Call for 2024 NATM Committee Volunteers
Fall is the time when members can volunteer for committee assignments for the upcoming year. Interest indicators are now available to all NATM Members are due back November 11. The number of volunteers has grown every year and unfortunately, there are usually more volunteers for some committees than can be accommodated. All the committees meet by conference call, varying from monthly to quarterly.
If you want to get more involved and support the industry, please consider volunteering for a committee. NATM Committees are responsible for steering the work of the Association, guided by NATM’s mission and strategic plan. Committee members play a critical role in ensuring programming, benefits, and resources remain valuable to NATM members. Contact Member Services Coordinator Catie at Catie.Rutkowski@natm.com for more information. Sign up before November 11 to participate!
NATM Committees & Objectives
Finance: The purpose of the finance committee is to plan and monitor the Association’s finances. Primary responsibilities include monitoring the annual budget and NATM investments, making recommendations as needed for change in revenue sources, and reviewing Finance Policies.
This committee meets quarterly. Preparation typically includes review of quarterly financials prior to meetings.
Membership: The purpose of the membership committee is to recruit members and dealer affiliates, evaluate benefits, ensure ongoing member satisfaction and continuously find methods of engagement with members.
This committee generally meets every other month with some work between meetings.
Education: The purpose of the education committee is to drive industry education by curating annual programs through workshops, webinars, and recommending speakers/topics for Convention. The committee also includes the NATM Academy Roundtable, a select group of members, to ensure top-quality course content that will equip members with essential skills and knowledge.
This committee generally meets every two months with limited work between meetings. Most work is accomplished between March and August.
Convention: The purpose of the convention committee is to plan and oversee all activities of the Annual NATM Convention & Trade Show. The committee recommends speakers, workshop topics, sponsorship opportunities, and locations for the event. The committee also develops plans to increase attendance and when needed, proposes and adopts policies governing the convention.
This committee generally meets every two months, occasionally more frequently if needed.
Government Affairs: The purpose of the government affairs committee is to raise NATM's visibility among key government decision-makers and to advance NATM's position in order to proactively shape federal laws and regulations that may have a material impact on the light- and medium-duty trailer industry. The committee advocates these initiatives to members to recruit their assistance in educating and building relationships with Members of Congress.
This committee meets as often as monthly, though sometimes less frequently depending on legislative and regulatory action at the time. Some work between meetings is expected.
Technical: The purpose of the technical committee is to review, clarify and interpret technical and regulatory issues impacting the light- and medium-duty trailer industry. This includes the selection of technical forum topics and speakers for the NATM Convention and Tradeshow, in addition to reviewing materials on trailer safety meant for end users.
This committee meets quarterly, but frequency increases when projects or issues necessitate. Some work between meetings is expected.
Technology: The purpose of the technology committee is to coordinate and serve as a forum for communication between tow vehicle manufacturers, component manufacturers, and trailer manufacturers, to better ensure that the technologies implemented are functional across vehicle types, makes, and models, for all parties involved as new technologies evolve and enter the market.
This committee meets quarterly with work between meetings expected.
Compliance: The purpose of the Compliance committee is to oversee the general outline and enforcement policies of NATM’s Compliance Verification Program and review the Guidelines and other documents to recommend updates as required.
This committee generally meets quarterly, though more often if needed. Historically this committee has held one in-person meeting - remote participation may be possible.
Trailer Dealer: The purpose of the trailer dealer affiliate committee is to help ensure that NATM continues to deliver value that aligns with dealer needs. This committee will guide continued program development and serves as an opportunity to unify the industry and improve trailer safety.
This committee generally meets every two months, though more often if needed, with work between meetings expected.