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 is to advocate for the success of the franchised new car dealer in the state of Idaho. As always, 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.
By supporting and promoting our industry, we are simultaneously supporting and promoting Idaho and our local communities. Our franchised auto dealers are responsible for the creation of over 12,000 local, high paying jobs in Idaho. With an average wage of $75,000, most of these jobs are attainable by anyone with the desire to work and succeed, regardless of education level! On top of this, our franchised dealers are the largest contributors of retail trade Idaho state sales tax, represent 5.7% of Idaho’s Gross State Product, and tirelessly give back to their local communities. Our dealers drive Idaho’s economy. We need to ensure that we continue to do so.
As I start my two-year term as President of our Association, I am focusing on growing our association, and growing dealer participation in our association. Most importantly, we need our next generations of dealers to have a seat at the table and be a part of our future growth and success. To paraphrase Governors Otter and Little, “If you’re not at the table, you’re probably on the menu.” It is vital for Idaho and our industry that we continue to be at the table, to flourish and succeed.
Our future generations need the certainty of strong and fair franchise laws to ensure they have the opportunity and ability to succeed. We also need you, the current generation, to involve your future generations in the process as they will one day be responsible for the success of our industry here in Idaho. This involvement ranges from being involved and informed with our association’s legislative efforts, to NADA’s Next Generation program for future dealers. Our Executive Director, Jim Addis, will review these issues/processes with your key people in special session at our Summer Convention, in August.
Speaking of our Summer Convention, we are again holding our convention at the beautiful Sun Valley Resort from August 6th to August 9th, 2023. Convention attendance has grown over 25% in each of the last three years. We will continue to provide a mix of our state and federal political leaders, NADA leaders, and industry experts who can provide you and your dealerships valuable products and services. At the same time, we will continue our full slate of fun and relaxing social activities that have been so successful in bringing our dealers together.
I am excited to work with you, and for our future, as your Association President, and can’t wait to see you in Sun Valley!
Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram