The Government Affairs Committee is comprised of the following individuals:
- John W. Brogan - Chairman – BZW Master Painters, Inc.
- Ron Roberts - Vice Chairman, Schmidt Electric
- Bill Fishering, Beers Mallers Backs & Salin, LLP
- Parry Leavell, STAR Financial Bank
- Bill Meyer, Shambaugh & Son L.P.
- Cindy Riebersal, Brooks Construction Co.
- Mark A. Warsco, Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP
BCA In Government
BCA's monitoring of legislation and regulations affecting construction is very important to its members. Effectiveness at the state level is limited as BCA has no presence in Indianapolis, nor does BCA employ any professional lobbyists. However, BCA effectiveness at the local level and its advocacy for Allen County-based commercial contractors is unmatched. Serving as local lobbyists, BCA gets in front of local elected officials, boards and commissions, carrying petitions, doing letter-writing campaigns in support or against proposed issues; all of these activities make BCA a well-known advocate for its members before local government entities.
Members of the Government Affairs Committee, Economic Development Committee and Board of Directors meet quarterly with City of Fort Wayne and Allen County government representatives. The meetings are highly effective in helping BCA keep its fingers on the pulse of local government activities. Maintaining relationships with Northeast Indiana legislators is also a priority, and a special State Legislative Reception is held late in the year to allow members one-on-one interaction with legislators just before their time in Indianapolis for the legislative session. BCA also sponsors the annual Meet the Candidates Reception to help members be aware of persons aspiring to elected positions through annual elections.