NorCal NECA’s 20th Annual Golf Classic

Registration is now open for NorCal NECA’s 20th Annual Golf Classic. As a reminder, all proceeds benefit local charities in the area served by our Chapter!

  • Date:  Monday, May 16, 2022
  • Location:  Ruby Hills Golf Club, Pleasanton

Registration for this year’s tournament will be completed online by clicking here. Please note, payment can be made via credit card or check.  You are also able to purchase raffle tickets online with your registration!

  • If you are paying via credit card, please complete the online registration and input your credit card information on the last page.
  • If you are paying via check, please complete the online registration form and use coupon code NECA2022, when prompted. You can then remit payment to NorCal NECA 7041 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 100, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

If you cannot attend and would like to make a donation to the cause, you can do so on the online form, or you can remit a check to the Chapter office.

Politico Alert

NECA and the Politico Group Continues to pursue a tax credit to offset the costs of the reinstated COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL), and because the issue is so important, the Politico Group has developed an additional tool to get our contractors’ voices heard. That tool is This website is a grassroots platform dedicated to California union-signatory construction employers. The platform will be used to focus on the most pressing issues impacting the union construction industry and empower union contractors, large and small alike, to take action.


Please take the time to click the above link.  Once on the main page, click “Take Action Now.” Then, simply input your information and click “Send Email.”

Women in NECA & Future Leaders Conference

The Women in WECA and Future Leaders (WINFL) Leadership Conference features three full days of education and breakout sessions including featured speakers, group discussions and networking opportunities for both groups. The Women in NECA and Future Leaders Conference will be held March 14 – 16, 2022, at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.

Sessions will cover topics including leadership, company culture, work life balance, and hybrid workplaces. NECA is also bringing back Amanda King to emcee this exciting event.

Click here to register for this event. As a reminder, education fund credits can be used for reimbursement to this Leadership Conference. Contact Scot VanBuskirk at the Chapter office with any questions.

Electrical Contractors – 2022 Construction Outlook

Delays are aggravating. The rescheduled flight or late train causes frustration. Rising to the top of the list – the unfinished economic recovery from COVID-19. In 2021, strong fiscal growth paused due to the rapid spread of the delta and omicron variants. Added to that was pandemic-related fallout from a hampered supply chain and unexpectedly high inflation. While such variables continue to loom, indicators are showing a full economic recovery in late 2022. The construction industry will bounce back more slowly, but recent outlooks show gains in every sector. If patience is a virtue, we should reap its rewards this year. Read more about the 2022 Construction Outlook from Electrical Contractors magazine by clicking here.

Foreman’s Development Series

NorCal NECA is excited to provide foreman specific training through the Foreman’s Development Series (FDS). FDS consists of individual modules where foremen and journeymen have the opportunity to participate in an interactive learning atmosphere of teaching and discussion focused on industry “best practices.” This rigorous and robust multi-lesson education series replaces previously offered EPS and is designed to educate, excite and expand one’s knowledge. Participants can earn continuing education hours towards state certification while strengthening skill sets and learning from highly trained subject matter experts. Module descriptions and registration information can be found here. FDS modules are currently being offered in Stockton, Napa and Pleasanton. Please contact Jenny Fothergill with any questions.

NorCal NECA Holds Sporting Clay Classic

NorCal NECA held its annual Sporting Clay Classic on Friday, November 12, 2021, with a full field of participants. We would like to thank each of our valued partners and contractor members who sponsored the event, and those who participated in our raffle.

Congratulations to all our winners and especially Tim Maggiore for having the highest score at 96! We hope that you will consider joining us at Birds Landing next year.

Kurt Brinkman’s Academy Induction

On Sunday, October 10, 2021, during NECA 2021 Nashville, Kurt Brinkman was inducted into the Academy of Electrical Contracting. Fellowship in the Academy of Electrical Contracting is one of the highest honors bestowed upon an individual in the industry. The Academy honors outstanding leaders in the electrical contracting industry, as it preserves and utilizes their wealth of experience and knowledge for the benefit of the industry. Kurt has rendered exceptional service to the industry and NECA. Congratulations to Kurt Brinkman this great accomplishment!

NECA CEO Named to DOL’s Advisory Committee

David Long, NECA CEO, has been appointed to the US DOL’s newly reinstated Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. The members of this committee provide advice and recommendations on issues related to Registered Apprenticeships.

The Advisory Committee will also promote greater awareness of the benefits of apprenticeships, foster increased alignment between apprenticeship opportunities and workforce and education systems, expand apprenticeships into new industries and occupations and ensure equity for under-represented populations.

NorCal NECA Sporting Clay Classic

Don’t forget to register for NorCal NECA’s annual Sporting Clay Classic benefiting the NorCal NECA PAC FPPC #960734. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

  • Date:  Friday, November 12, 2021
  • Location:  Birds Landing Hunting Preserve

For more information on the event and sponsorship available, please click here.

Congratulations to Graduating Apprentices

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the Solano/Napa Counties Apprenticeship made the tough decision to cancel their 2021 Apprentice Graduation Ceremony. Congratulations to each of the 2021 Solano/Napa JATC Graduates, and a special congratulations to Max Ripley who was selected as the 2021 Outstanding Apprentice of the Year. Mr. Ripley was awarded a $1,000 check from the Electrical Contractors Trust of Solano/Napa Counties.

The 2021 Inside Graduates are listed A-Z: Tre’Lucien Changeux, Joseph R. Chapin, Ghalee A. Grimes, Joel Hernandez, Tyler Needler, Caleb Ripley, Max Ripley, Jesus Segura and Eric Stobel.