TSA Sign Advocate
At the September 2009 board meeting the board of directors developed the Sign Advocacy Program to assist its members with various issues affecting their business and the industry.
The Sign Advocate will assist members with issues concerning;
- Code and Ordinance review and development; The Advocate will be there to assist the local associations and individual sign companies with the audios task of influencing code development. The Advocate will provide members with the experience and knowledge on working with municipals. It will be goal of the advocate to provide you with the information needed to present the industry recommendations.
- The Board of Directors have asked him to work towards the development of a Model Sign Code for Texas that members can use when their cities are considering ordinance reviews.
- TDLR Reporting, the Advocate will assist you in collecting information on companies, and reporting to TDLR when a company is working outside of the law, without a Sign Contractors License. He will also assist the industry by communicating for the industry to the TDLR Task Force.
- Q&A; the Advocate will be assisting with TDLR issues, listing issues as well as other industry questions you may have. As well as providing research on governmental issues affecting the industry and your business.
- The advocate will also be keeping an eye on the state front for new regulations that could be considered by the State.
- While doing all of this the Advocate will be sending a monthly up to members to keep you updated on what is taking place within the state, and sharing of information he has collected.
TSA Board of Directors has engaged the services of Lonnie Stabler as our Sign Advocate. Lonnie Stabler has forty years of experience and background knowledge of the sign industry and brings nearly 20 years of public service to help reinforce his vision for quality involvement at all levels, whether public or private.
If you need the assistant of our Sign Advocate please contact Leona Stabler, Executive Director, she will make the necessary arrangements and have him contact you.
The Advocate position is intended to provide assistance to the members of TSA, and should never be considered legal advice, and only research and recommendations, your actions will be of your decision and your decision alone. He may from time to time suggest you contact an attorney for legal advice.
Angry Sign Guy
Each issue of the SignPost will include an article by me – an angry sign guy. I will mostly likely preach to the choir in each issue about problems we all experience in our business – but have a hard time discussing openly. We’ll call this the TSA version of “Dear Abbey”. Your comments – positive or negative – or questions, can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to possibly be included in future issues. If you request, your name will not be included.