President’s Corner
TelCoa thanks U.S. Representatives Jim Himes, Rosa DeLauro, and Elizabeth Esty for introducing the Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act, H.R. 4085, 113th Congress. We strongly support this crucial legislation. The bill would finally eliminate the telecommuter tax, a steep penalty often resulting in double taxation of income that interstate telecommuters earn at home. The telecommuter tax unfairly burdens telecommuters and their employers and limits telework adoption. Congress must make the Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act law! TelCoa and other advocates are working to secure the bill’s enactment, but we need your help! >>> Read More...
Guest Columnist
4 Great Examples of Telework’s Impact by: Brie Weiler Reynolds As champions of telecommuting and flexible work options for all, we certainly don’t have to tell TelCoa readers about the benefits of telework--we all know and love them. But as organizations like ours work to spread awareness of, and support for, flexible ways of working, it’s really important to remember the individuals for whom we work--the millions of professionals whose lives would be positively impacted by more access to telework and flexible jobs. At 1 Million for Work Flexibility, we hear daily from supporters about why they support the expansion of flexible work options for all. Here are four great examples of why work flexibility, including telework, is vitally important to individuals, to companies, and to society. >>> Read the entire blog at...
Hot Topics & Links
"Working from home not for everyone, but it can still be a 'win-win' for many workers and employers" is an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer featuring TelCoa President Chuck Wilsker and Advisory Board member Diane Stegmeier. For the complete article, > click-here... -------------------------

Lon Anderson

Lon Anderson is Staff Director of Public & Government Relations for AAA Potomac.  Anderson directs both Government and public/media relations efforts for AAA Mid-Atlantic, which serves over 3.3 million members from New Jersey to Virginia.

Anderson’s background contains a wealth of experience in both local and national public affairs.  Locally, Anderson served as Publisher of the Courier Newspapers in Upper Montgomery County and as Editor of the News Express, a weekly newspaper in Bowie.  He also worked as Press Aide for a former Montgomery County Congressman.  At Montgomery College, Anderson served as an assistant to the President and Community Relations Coordinator and was recently honored as Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.

Anderson served as Chairman of the Board of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), a nationally recognized business/government coalition to fight drunk driving and underage drinking for two years.  He also served on the Montgomery County Blue Ribbon Panel on Pedestrian & Traffic Safety and the Transportation Policy Review Task Force in Maryland.

On the national level, Anderson has served as press deputy to two U.S.  Secretaries of Education and as Vice President of Public Affairs for a Washington trade association.

A life-long resident of Montgomery County, Anderson currently resides in Silver Spring.  Anderson is a graduate of Montgomery College, the University of Maryland, and American University from which he earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration.

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