MUCA is active at both the State and Federal level, promoting the underground industry. We work for passage of legislation and funding that helps keep our industry strong and vibrant. We take an active leadership role and encourage member participation on a variety of state agency committees and task forces. MUCA provides a unified voice with one focus the underground utility construction industry.
MUCA has an effective and experienced team working at the capitol on behalf of the industry. MUCA Lobbyist Nick DeJulio, with Ewald Consulting, graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a M.A. in Advocacy and Political Leadership, and a B.A. in Political Science. Before joining Ewald Consulting, Nick worked at the Minnesota House of Representatives as a legislative assistant and has worked on various political campaigns.
On behalf of its members, MUCA also participates in both the Clean Water Construction Coalition (CWCC) and the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Coalition (SWIC) in Washington D.C. These organizations are focused on supporting legislative policies that encourage the highest possible funding levels for the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water SRF (State Revolving Funds), and removing the state volume cap on PAB (private activity bonds) in support of the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Act.
Following each Legislative session, MUCA publishes a summary of the legislative activity that session. That summary is distributed to all MUCA members.