The Powersports Dealers Association, PDAC, ensures that Colorado's legislative and regulatory environment is as conducive to our Powersports retailing efforts as possible. In the absence of an effective association looking out to protect the mutual interests of Powersports retailers and the industry's vendors and suppliers, there remains the real possibility that new laws or rules could have significant negative, direct or indirect, impacts on our efforts to serve the motorcycle, scooter, ATV, personal watercraft and snowmobile riding public.
We are a formally structured and financially accountable association that not only effectively addresses issues critical to Powersports retailers' business interests, but is also representative of the breadth of dealers in the State of Colorado.
The members of PDAC annually elect a board of directors. The Board chooses the chairman and secretary-treasurer. The Exectutive Director carries out the day-to-day duties of the association as directed by the board. The Board acts as the members' representatives, actively seeking information and input as to the wishes and concerns of the members. The Board meets at least quarterly.
2017 Board of Directors:
- Duane Akiyama, Sun Enterprises Chairman
- Brent Flambures - G-Force Powersports: Communications
- Ryan Smith Wild West Motorsports Secretary
- Jack Starr, RPM Motorsports
- Jason White, Fay Myers Motorcycle World: Vice Chairman
- Brady Welton, Tri City
- Bill Vickery - Vickery Motorsports
Jerry Abboud, who has worked as the old organization's lobbyist and spokesman, He is responsible for carring out the directives of the Board and for lobbying the legislature, state and local agencies and other industry-related groups to adopt or abandon identified laws, rules, policies or positions that are contrary to the needs and concerns of the members of PDAC. Jerry has a wealth of experience in dealing with the legislature, state government and the incredible variety of industry-related groups.
All of the Powersports dealers in the state, and all the suppliers, consultants and associated vendors have a vital and on-going stake in how the state legislature, various government agencies and other interest groups affect the fortunes of our industry. This industry requires an effective watchdog organization to protect the interests of Powersports retailers and, by extension, the multitude of related organizations that serve the dealers and/or reach their ultimate customers through the dealer's efforts.
Issues and concerns that potentially affect the overall strength of the industry will be addressed by PDAC. Some of the issues addressed have been the return of PIP-no fault insurance legislation, a movement to title ATVs and snowmobiles, the reform of Colorado franchise laws, restrictions on the sale of ATVs to minors and the continued vigilance regarding OHV riding in the state. PDAC also facilitates solutions to many of our most frustrating business problems; including, internal and external security, personnel and purchasing.
We live in an age when special interests and well-financed opponents of the Powersports industry can and do threaten our livelihoods and lifestyles with legislative and regulatory restrictions.
PDAC is working to improve and maintain a positive business environment in Colorado. This benefits Powersports Dealers, Powersports retailers and their customers. In order for our industry to thrive over the long term, a growing, healthy industry is a must. In order for PDAC to be successful, we require your support. Please consider joining our efforts.