"DRIVING IDAHO!"

PRESIDENT'S LETTER

 

Welcome to the Idaho Automobile Dealers Association!

As President of the IADA, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our Association.  The mission of our Association to advocate for the success of the franchised new car dealer in the state of Idaho.  We accomplish our mission through working with Idaho State legislators and Idaho regulatory agencies to promote dealer interests and protect the success of the franchised new vehicle dealer in Idaho. In addition, we support AutoPAC to represent interests of Idaho’s franchised dealers by supporting pro-dealer legislative candidates.  Finally, our Association tells our story about how the franchised new vehicle dealers impact the state economy.

This was a very busy year for our Association.  The efforts we helped pass through the Legislature include defeating a sales tax measure that would have made it nearly impossible to conduct business with customers in our neighboring states and supporting measures that protect dealers from penalties associated with slow title processing to enabling dealers to provide electronic registration services which greatly improves our customer’s experiences.

In addition to these efforts, our Association continues to lobby for enhancements to our state franchise laws and represent the view of the dealers before state agencies.  We continue our fight to reduce advertising abuses, reduce dealer liability through contract enhancements, and negotiate changes in compliance guidelines.  We also work to find and promote the best service providers to improve dealer productivity and profitability.

The coming year will be just as busy as we kick off the year in McCall at our IADA Convention, August 15th through 17th, 2021.  Our Association has assembled an agenda packed with presenters like Joni Stuker from OwnerConnect, Erich Gail with the Cardinale Group and Moss Adams who will share techniques that improve our business making us more profitable and helping us to retain more of our hard-earned dollars.  We will also hear from and provide feedback for state representatives such as Scott Bedke, Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives, and federal representatives like Russ Fulcher who shape policy that affects new car dealers.  You won’t want to miss Governor Brad Little, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and NADA Chairman Paul Walser.  We have even found time in our schedule for some fun and relaxing activities you can share with your families and friends from around the state of Idaho.

I am very excited for this coming year and this year’s convention.  Come and be a part of it all in McCall August 15th through the 17th.

Sincerely,

Eve L Knudtsen, President

Idaho Automobile Dealers Association

Knudtsen Chevrolet Co.

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