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SIMA invites you to participate in a collaboration of facility/property managers and service providers with a goal of learning, developing and adopting snow and ice management standards for business growth, managing liability and helping everyone develop sustainable business models to avoid service failure.


10:00am  12:00pm | Day on the Hill Info and Key Issue Briefing 
12:00 – 5:00pm | Hill Visits 
6:00  8:00pm | Welcome Reception Sexton Tirado at Capitol Resized

SIMA will share the results of its recent legislative priorities survey and provide you with the information and talking points in advance of your legislative appointments. Sheri Singer of Singer Communications will provide a workshop that will let you know what to expect when talking to Congressional staffers, the best ways to deliver messages and what follow-up to conduct after your meetings.

SIMA will schedule an appointment with your area representative for you following registration. Go to to find your representative.

Please dress in business attire for your appointment.

8:00 – 9:00am | Breakfast 
9:00 – 10:00am | Day on the Hill and 2014 Think Tank Review 
10:00am – 12:00pm | Instructions for the Think Tank 
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch & CEO of the Year Recognition 
*Sponsored by Douglas Dynamics 
1:00 – 3:00pm | Think Tank 

Participants will work together on the systemic issues and solutions identified at SIMA’s 2014 ‘Think Tank’; Solutions will include Industry Standards to be developed by SIMA and ways property and facility managers and service providers  can help avoid the consequences experienced when there is a “race to the bottom” for the lowest price.

Day on the Hill Report - A brief review of what was discussed and learned at the snow and ice Day on the Hill.

Review of 2014 Think Tank - Progress on SIMA Standards has been made since last year. What has that progress been and how can it be used for this year’s discussion and solutions?

Systemic Issue Discussion - Attendees will work in small groups to discuss the systemic issues that prevent success in the delivery of snow and ice management services. 

*Spend the late afternoon and evening sightseeing the historic US Capitol and area restaurants. 

7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast 
8:30am – 12:00pm | Think Tank Solutions Implementation Workshop

Attendees will develop solutions to the systemic issues identified in Day 1 with a focus on avoiding consequences of the "race to the bottom." 

Solutions Implementation Workshop - Groups will work together to develop how solutions that were developed in Day 1 will be implemented after leaving the 'Think Tank.' Groups will then report out their solutions and implementation plans developed.


SIMA Day on the Hill only | No Cost
Member Rate | 
Non-Member Rate | $495

Registration is now closed. If you would still like to attend the Standards Think Tank, please email or call 920-379-9913.

Host Hotel

The Willard InterContinental Hotel The Willard Washington DC Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

Since 1850, the Willard has epitomized Washington luxury hotels and remains a destination for the world's power brokers and visitors drawn to the nation's capital. The hotel is charming and sophisticated, situated in a coveted location; just two blocks from the White House and National Mall. 

Room Rate: $162 USD/Night
(Plus 14.5% local hotel room tax)
Overnight Valet Parking: $50/day

The cut-off date for the hotel was Friday, July 31st. If you still need a room call 202-628-9100 and mention "Snow and Ice Management Association block." The hotel is no longer required to give the group rate, but they may have available rooms.