Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your support of me as the AFCCA President. I have and always will support the best interests of the funeral profession.
Your AFCCA board of directors has had the opportunity to present the best of themselves and made a contribution toward meaningful dialogue. Being present and being heard is the only way change is made.
Today, through a continuing resolution, the Arizona State Senate, specifically the appropriations committee, Unanimously agreed to keep the Arizona State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers functioning for one more year. In this next year, the language of the new bill will be worked through so that oversight and consumer protections exist beyond the July 1, 2022 sunset date. If this had not been agreed to, the AZ Board and all legal authority associated would have ceased on the sunset date.
The AFCCA will work tirelessly with a new lobbyist and current and new board members to ensure that our professional interests are met. I am asking you to please stay involved and active as this next year of negotiations and conversations is vital to all with vested interest in the future of our shared profession. Your patience and voice are heard and we will always do what is best for our profession.
For all who care for the funeral service profession, we thank you and look forward to working together.