We are NOT an Association, we are the organizers of the Rally. Our goal is to empower the plumber to stand up for themselves. This website is to convey the most accurate information and the 71KPLUMBSTRONG platform is to allow plumbers as individuals to be able to connect with others, work together, and make their own decisions.
The upcoming Board meeting is open to anyone who wants to attend. We need everyone who is able to join with us to attend future meetings as well!
MEET US THERE! THE PLUMBERS HAD A PRE-MEET AT THE LAST MEETING. WE WILL BE SCHEDULING ANOTHER PRIVATE MEETUP FOR THE UPCOMING MEETING AS WELL, SO STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ON THAT!
Date/Time: October 7th, 2019 9am
Location: TO BE DETERMINED
(We are anticipating the meeting to be moved to accommodate larger attendance but will have confirmation and meeting location posted soon.)
One of the organizers of the Rally will be speaking on our behalf at this meeting. We will be letting the Board know what our expectations are going forward. After this initial Board meeting, we will be preparing for more detailed topics to be discussed and addressed in accordance with the proper processes needed to accomplish our goals. In the future, we will publish the topics on this site that we have placed on the meeting agenda so others will know what we are addressing.
The meetings start at 9am sharp. Upon arrival, you can fill out a comment card and select the item on the existing meeting agenda you would like to comment publicly on. Topics the Board has placed on the agenda will be available for view (7) days prior to the meeting, so be sure to check what topics will be brought up and prepare for comments.
Public comments are at the beginning of each meeting and you will have (3) minutes to speak. You can also request to add a specific topic to the agenda in advance at future meetings.
The agenda for the board meeting is typically posted (7) days prior to the meeting. When you search for the open meeting, under the "Agency Name" type: "TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PLUMBING EXAMINERS" - then select find.
If nothing shows, the open meeting with agenda has not been posted yet. If you see the meeting, you can then click on it and print the agenda to see what topics you can comment on at the upcoming meeting.
Our goal is to work WITH the Board and let them know that we are going to be supportive of them going forward to help us with the changes that need to be made. Honey goes a lot further than vinegar - it is time to work together, and ENCOURAGE them to work for us!
UPDATED FOR 7/15/19 MEETING: Since the meeting is now being held at the John H. Reagan Building near the Capitol Building, you can park at the Capitol Visitor's Parking Garage (although a little longer walk). A closer option is to use the day parking at the Double Tree Hotel. PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL UPDATE THIS INFORMATION WHEN WE GET MORE DETAILS ON THE UPCOMING MEETING LOCATION.
Once in the Board Meeting, you will be asked to sign in. If you want to speak you MUST fill out the comment card. If you don't want to speak you have the option to check "resource only", at which point you are letting the Board know you are available as a resource.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be put on the notification list for Board Meetings if you would like. You can always check their website for upcoming meeting dates as well.
It is important to understand the processes required to make needed changes. It does not happen overnight and you can't simply attend a Board meeting and request changes.
We will be putting together a lot of information over the coming months listing out all of the changes we are seeking to make as a group, and will begin the process to make those changes in the proper manner summarized above.
HOW YOU CAN HELP IN THIS:
STAY TUNED - AFTER THE UPCOMING BOARD MEETING MUCH MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON SPECIFICALLY FOR CHANGE (AND HOW WE ARE GOING TO DO IT) WILL BE POSTED.
Below is a snippet from the Board Rules on HOW to petition to change existing rules:
This is a short summary written by Dianne Villarreal on how the process works when you have submitted a petition to make a change and what to expect. (Informational purposes only.)
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We ACCOMPLISHED what we set out to do! The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners has been extended another two years thanks to and Executive Order signed by Governor Abbott! Our Rally was a huge success and everyone of us that joined together ACCOMPLISHED THIS AS A TEAM!
OUR MISSION going forward is to address the many issues our industry is facing by working with our Board and our State Representatives so we will be successful in the next legislative session to continue on.
We are NOT a big corporation, nor are we motivated by politics. We are a small group of individuals in the plumbing trade just like most of you. We are trying to do everything we can to protect what we believe in and are here standing along with you to see these important changes come to pass!
We felt the need to put our names here for the public so that others joining us know who we are and can see that we are just local plumbers and not an entity with any other motivation or hidden agenda. SO MANY of you have been also helping a great deal behind the scenes and we are VERY grateful for your support in helping all of us stand for what we believe is necessary!
Robert Renfro (Founder)
William Heuberger (Founder)
Mary Prime Conger (Founder)
Jeremy Allen Page
We are so proud of all of our fellow plumbers and how you all have come together with this movement. It has grown rapidly and as mentioned, we are a small group of individuals. Due to this, the best way to contact us is through email or on our Facebook group. If you need to reach out to us, please email:
OR JOIN US ON FACEBOOK:
We are open to all news media interested in educating the public about what our group is standing for. Please use our email to contact us.