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Governor Appoints Scott Norvell To Advisory Committee

By Staff | Jun 9, 2011

DES MOINES Scott Norvell, president and CEO of Master Builders of Iowa, was recently appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to serve as chairman of the Vertical Infrastructure Advisory Committee. The committee’s objective is to oversee the inventory and assessment of the vertical infrastructure owned or under the control of the State and to make recommendations annually to the Governor regarding the use of the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund for the infrastructure needs of the state and its political subdivisions.

“What an honor to be selected one of seven governor-appointed committee members,” said Norvell. “My vision is for the committee to approach our responsibilities strategically. Billions of taxpayer dollars have been invested in the state’s vertical infrastructure. By providing the Governor and Legislature insight into the importance of protecting that investment with proper and timely maintenance, we can effectively prevent unnecessary expenses in the future. Additionally, protecting the infrastructure allows two other things to occur: It creates construction industry jobs which is at record levels of unemployment and addresses one of the Governor’s top priorities of job creation.”

Norvell is a former Emmetsburg resident.

MBI is Iowa’s largest business trade association with more than 2,100 member construction firms statewide. Learn more by visiting www.mbionline.com.