2019 NCWM Newsletter, Issue #2

NCWM NEWS Nat ional Conference on Weights and Measures

Chairman ’ s Column Brett Gurney, NCWM Chairman — State of Utah

2019 Issue 2

Chairman’s Column. ...................1

These questions have come up during our Board of Directors meeting this year. The NCWM Board of Directors have been working to answer these questions and modify our existing strategic plan. Much discussion took place during a recent strategic planning session. As a result, our Mission and Vision statements were updated as follows: Our New Mission Statement - “Ensuring equity and uniform standards in a changing marketplace.” We develop uniform and equitable weights and measures standards to: • Promote commerce and fair competition by leveling the playing field • Ensure consumers “get what they pay for” • Foster confidence in marketplace transactions • Advance economic growth Our New Vision Statement - “Making every marketplace transaction fair and equitable.” • Be a “think tank” for advancing measurement innovation • Become a world-leading measurement standard setting organization • Make the world a fairer place to transact business

Safety Column: “Don’t Get Zapped! - The Dangers of Electricity”. ......3

104 th NCWM Annual Meeting......4

Event Calendar...........................6

NTEP Column: “The Missing Temperature Range”...................6 NCWM Welcomes New Members.............................7

Dear NCWM Members,

The NCWM Annual Meeting will be held July 14-18, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As NCWM Chairman, it has been great to meet so many Weights and Measures officials throughout the country. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and hospitality. I want to thank the numerous volunteers we have who make this conference a success. Without you, we would not be able to meet the demands of an innovative marketplace. Your efforts are truly appreciated! The theme this year, “Valued Traditions and New Innovations – Confidence in Every Transaction,” reflects the efforts NCWM is taking to ensure equity prevails in the marketplace. As new products, devices, and measuring practices come forward, the need and importance of accurate and correct weights and measures practices continues. Weights and Measures must be on the forefront as the marketplace changes. Are we moving in the right direction? Is NCWM becoming what we want it to be? As new demands and interventions come forward it is paramount that we look at ways to improve.

Looking Forward.........................9

Tip of the Month..........................9

In Rememberance. ...................12

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