2020 NCWM Newsletter, Issue #1

NCWM NEWS Nat ional Conference on Weights and Measures

Chairman ’ s Column Craig VanBuren, NCWM Chairman — State of Michigan

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NCWM Headquarters 1135 M Street, Suite 110 Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 P. 402.434.4880 F. 402.434.4878 E. info@ncwm.com W. www.ncwm.com Officers Nominated.....................9 S&T Interim Report...................10 Safety Column. .........................12 Tip of the Month........................12 Chairman’s Column. ...................1 PDC Interim Report.....................3 NTEP Column.............................4 Weights and Measures Week!....4 L&R Interim Report.....................5 105 th NCWM Annual Meeting......6 NCWM Welcomes New Members.............................7 Event Calendar...........................8 2021 NCWM Interim Meeting......8 New Slate of Don Onwiler Executive Director Darrell Flocken NTEP Administrator Mike Manheim NTEP Specialist Allen Katalinic NTEP Evaluator Elisa Stritt Meeting Planner Tyler Reeder Project Coordinator

There are seven major outcomes we wanted to look at that address a few of the perspectives which were identified and presented at the regional meetings. We were able to discuss and receive input from our members about these outcomes during the meeting. Those outcomes are: Outreach to Stakeholders PERSPECTVE: Increase stakeholder engagement Developing Jurisdictional Outreach PERSPECTVE: Increase stakeholder engagement Expand Device Types Subject to NTEP Certification PERSPECTIVE: Expand NTEP/VCAP device categories Expand the Scope of the Verified Conformity Assessment Program PERSPECTIVE: Expand NTEP/VCAP device categories Handbooks 44, 130, and 133 PERSPECTIVES: Reduce reliance on NIST, strengthen identity and awareness of NCWM to all stakeholders Support Professional Growth PERSPECTIVE: Improve professional value Processes and Procedures PERSPECTIVE: Improving Standards Development Process Efficiency

Dear NCWM Members, This year’s Interim Meeting was another success. We had the highest attendance we have had in many years thanks, in no small part, to the California officials. Thank you for your hospitality and joining us at the meeting. I would also like to extend a thank you to our participants and volunteers, state, local, federal, and private industry, across all the various committees and groups. We cannot be successful without the input and the time you donate to NCWM. The theme for National Weights and Measures Week this year is “Building Weights and Measures’ Future by Sharing our Knowledge”. In order to continue to be successful, the weights and measures community must be willing to pass on its knowledge to those coming into the field. We, as an organization, have a vast amount of both technical and historical knowledge that we must share in order to keep from losing it. There are several ways this may be done, but I am focusing on three, in particular: mentoring, marketing, and training. These goals can also be seen in our Strategic Plan which was discussed at length at the Interim Meeting.

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