Board Nominations Open!

Friends- We must have a strong field of individuals willing to serve on the Checkoff Board. We have just over 60-days to make sure the best leaders put forward their application for consideration of the Secretary.

Mike Thompson with the Department of Commerce goes over the tentative timeline of the nomination process in our Informational Session held on January 6th

Additonally, to make the process go smoothly, the Department of Commerce is making an online digital application available at this web address. Be sure to read the instructions carefully, and when completed, you can email the form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I've put a reminder on the Board's roles and responsibilities below.

The Nomination Application Period closes on March 11, 2022. We expect the Commerce Secretary to possibly announce appointed members of Concrete Masonry Products Board in May 2022.

More exciting: the first organizational meeting of the new Board could be as soon as June 2022!

I want to again thank everyone who played such an important role in getting us through the semi-finals and as I said today we are now headed to the Championship to be the best checkoff in the USA.

We've put together a little celebration video to remind folks about all the people it took to work through this lengthy proceess to get us where we are today.

Major Ogilvie
CMU Checkoff Chairman

industry Board's Roles and Responsibilities

  • Establish dates for assessments and collections
  • Develop bylaws and policies
  • Establish regional advisory committees
  • Conduct strategic planning
  • Hire and manage staff and contracted services
  • Manage collection of assessments
  • Develop and conduct compliance program
  • Develop budgets and approve programs
  • Disperse funds and manage finances
  • Conduct industry communications and complete required reporting

Current Status:

Accepting Board Nominations

The Concrete Masonry Checkoff will be the first-ever checkoff program at the Department of Commerce.

The Department of Commerce announced the results of the referendum to establish an industry-funded checkoff program devoted to the research, education, and promotion of concrete masonry products on Monday, December 20th.

Read the Final order here

Ensure You Stay Updated on the checkoff vote!

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The CMU Checkoff Initiative was created by producers frustrated with continual loss of market share. That frustration was compounded when program ideas surfaced that could drive demand, but there was no way to fund multi-year, well-funded programs that would change outdated perceptions of CMU.

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