February 1, 2021
What: Webinar on Raising the Awareness of Invasive Species Management Among State Legislators
When: On February 17, at 1 p.m. CT, 3 p.m. ET
Who: North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA)
Presented by: Brett Moore, OnTheBallot Consulting; and Kayla Malone, Lake and Chaffee County Weed Manager and NAISMA Board of Directors Member
Presentation Abstract: The Colorado Weed Management Association (CWMA) has been represented by contracted lobbyists at the state capital for more than a decade. Through the implementation of coordinated strategic actions, CWMA has raised the political profile of noxious weeds among legislators and decision makers in Colorado. President Kayla Malone, Chaffee County Weed Manager and NAISMA Board Member, and Brett Moore, Founder of OnTheBallot Consulting, will share their strategy for raising the political profile of invasive species, specifically noxious weeds, management among lawmakers. CWMA collaborates with numerous partners to host an annual Legislative Awareness Day and will share the process, goals, and benefits to doing so. The presenters will provide information on a variety of activities they utilize, and that attendees can duplicate, to build relationships that aid in informing the legislative process.
The Colorado Weed Management Association (CWMA) is represented by two contract lobbying firms at the state capitol, Peak Government Affairs (Solomon Malick) and OnTheBallot Consulting (Brett Moore) With a track record of delivering results in communities across Colorado and at the state capitol in Denver, Brett Moore started his career as a non-partisan clerk at the Colorado General Assembly. Shortly thereafter, he founded OnTheBallot Consulting, a Denver-based lobbying and political consulting firm, where he has achieved legislative wins by building strong relationships with elected officials, staff, and other government affairs professionals. His clients are non-profits, businesses, trade associations, and local governments whose voices are amplified by his representation. He hails from a family of farmers and ranchers in Northwest Kansas (where chopping musk thistle in the pastures was an annual job), and now calls Denver home.