NORTHERN/CENTRAL “TIMBER COUNTRY” CONGRESS MEMBERS KEVIN KILEY AND TOM MCCLINTOCK TO KEYNOTE AT THE 2024 ANNUAL MEETING OF ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS
Central to our 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting will be our keynote speakers for the luncheons on Tuesday January 23 and Wednesday January 24.
Associated California Loggers (ACL) is proud to announce that each of the keynotes will be given by an esteemed Congress Member, each of whoM represents “timber country” counties where our members and others live and work.
Our Keynote Speaker at the Tuesday January 23 luncheon will be Tom McClintock(R-5th Congressional District.)
Our Keynote Speaker at the Wednesday January 24 luncheon will be Kevin Kiley(R-3rd Congressional District.)
Every ten years, the US government conducts a census to determine population in the United States and other jurisdictions of the US. One of the goals of that census is to study population movement and to turn over to various bodies, the “re-districting” or “reapportionment” of legislative and Congressional districts.
The 2020 census yielded information that led to the “re-districting” of California Congressional districts. Lines were moved, counties and cities were “shifted around,” and members seeking Congressional seats had to determine in which of these new districts they wished to run.
General elections in these “new” districts were held in November of 2022. The winners took office in 2023.
Tom McClintock won election to the new 5th District. Mr. McClintock was a veteran Congressman who, prior to the 2022 election, had Lake Tahoe in his district. Mr. McClintock chose to run in a “new” district, that did not include Lake Tahoe, but moved further south as far as the Central Valley area(parts of Fresno), but still contained a lot of Sierra timberlands.
Kevin Kiley won election to the new 3rd District. Mr. Kiley was a veteran member of the California Legislature(six years, State Assembly), who chose to run for Congress in the “new” district that includes Lake Tahoe and a large swatch of Sierra to the north, south, and west of Lake Tahoe.
With the elections of Kevin Kiley and Tom McClintock in the 2022 election, the logging sector of the timber industry has two friends who are knowledgeable about the region. (Congress Member Doug LaMalfa, who spoke at ACL’s request in Washington DC to the American Loggers Council last March, is a third.)
Tom McClintock serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, as a member of the Subcommittee on Federal Lands, and as member of the Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries. Mr. McClintock is also a member of the House Budget Committee, and is Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security and Enforcement. He is a member of other committees as well.
In his first year as Congress Member, Kevin Kiley serves on the House Judiciary Committee, and on the House Education and Workforce Committee, where he is chair of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. These are committees through which all “workforce development” legislation shall go. He is a member of other committees as well.
But the main interest for ACL members and the others who will attend our 2024 Annual Meeting is that Mr. Kiley and Mr. McClintock are among the officials who are watching over the Sierra and other California timberlands and as such , are among “the ones to know” as ACL pursues its mission and its goals.