Government & Regulatory Affairs Committee
Develops and monitors priority legislative and regulatory issues for KCMA; develops strategy to respond to issues; and develops policy recommendations for Board approval.
Administers the KCMA Standards and Certification Program, including the ANSI review of the standard, oversees publication of material related to the certification program, and follows up on complaints. The committee maintains a liaison with HUD and other government agencies to promote certified cabinets to government specifiers, works with the Army and Navy in specifying cabinets for military housing, and with CPSC to encourage use of voluntary standards as opposed to mandated standards. The committee also reviews standards for materials used by manufacturers (i.e., Hardwood Plywood Veneer Association, National Particleboard Association and Woodworking Machinery standards).
Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) Committee
With approval of Board, develops and admninisters all aspects of KCMA Environmental Stewardship Program, coordinate program with Marketing, Standards and Government & Regulatory Affairs Committees where there might be overlap or technical support needed. Committee will review requirements for certification, promote ESP program both internally and externally including supervision of activities of public relations agency and KCMA staff. Develop goals and annual budget for Board approval.
Promotes membership in KCMA, develops/oversees association services to assure that they are relevant and useful, promotes awareness of the KCMA testing and certification program, develops industry marketing and management information surveys, oversees association publications and advertising, and assists in planning educational programs and seminars.
Consists of representatives among the supplier members to support the activities of the association and to increase interaction and exchange between supplier members and manufacturers.
Decorative Laminates Council
Consists of representatives of decorative laminates fabricators to assist with program planning and discussion of issues pertinent to decorative laminates fabricators.
Formerly the Small Manufacturers Council consists of presidents or entrepreneural owners of cabinet or decorative laminate manufacturing operations who meet during KCMA's two annual meetings to network and discuss issues of importance.