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COMMITTEES

The HBA has a variety of Committees to get involved in – from Regulatory and Workforce, to Membership and Leadership, to Public Events and Philanthropy. Serving on a committee is a rewarding way to share your expertise and interests with fellow members as we all strive to advance our careers and the HBA’s goals.

The HBA is actively involved in city, state and national issues related to the regulatory process… working for and with our members to promote the housing industry. We focus on impacting housing issues that remove regulatory barriers that impede the ability to build affordable housing. The HBA also helps protect property rights, provides tax relief for small businesses, and assure accessible, affordable financing.

REGULATORY AFFAIRS

CODE REVIEW COMMITTEE

Members meet with representatives from the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County and Regional Building Department and other public agencies to discuss everyday operations, codes, regulations, policies and processes related to residential and commercial construction.

Chair: Steven Schlosser, Classic Homes
Vice-Chair: Kort Henderson, Vantage Homes Corp.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Staff Liaison: Amanda DeMarco | Email
Meeting Time: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:30 AM

LAND USE COMMITTEE

Members meet with representatives from the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County and other public agencies to discuss everyday operations, codes, regulations, policies and processes relating to development and land use entitlement.

Chair: John Radcliffe, Galloway
Vice-Chair: Jon Romero, N.E.S Inc
Staff Liaison: Amanda DeMarco | Email
Meeting Time: 4th Thursday of each month, 7:30 AM

UTILITIES COMMITTEE

Members meet with representatives from local utilities and municipalities to participate in discussions regarding development-related issues including: codes, regulations, costs, material specifications, timing, etc.

Chair: Al Watson, Development Services
Vice-Chair: Kevin Kofford, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc
Staff Liaison: Amanda DeMarco | Email
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30 AM

TRI-LAKES COMMITTEE

Members meet with representatives from the Town of Monument and other public agencies in the Tri-Lakes area to discuss everyday operations, codes, regulations, policies and processes related to residential and commercial construction in the Tri-Lakes area.

Chair: Pam Boone, JM Weston Homes
Staff Liaison: Amanda DeMarco | Email
Quarterly Meetings, Feb, May, Aug & Nov
Time: 3:00 PM

FOUNTAIN COMMITTEE

Members meet with representatives from the City of Fountain and other public agencies to discuss everyday operations, codes, regulations, policies and processes related to residential and commercial construction in the Fountain area.

Chair: Tim McConnell, Drexel, Barrell & Co
Staff Liaison: Amanda DeMarco | Email
Quarterly Meetings, Feb, May, Aug & Nov
Time: 3:00 PM

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PAC)

The Political Action Committee (PAC) of the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs supports the Association in the political process to position it as a strong and influential organization. PAC achieves this by helping candidates who are pro-business, pro-free market, and who advocate for private property rights and a growing, vibrant community, get elected to local and State offices.

Chair: Michael Suggs, NAI Highland, LLC
Vice-Chair: Kyle Campbell, Classic Consulting Engineers & Surveyors, LLC
Staff Liaison: Marla Novak | Email

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Mission: Identify and develop leaders who support the mission of HBA, understand the depth and breadth of the Association, and are willing to take HBA leadership roles on issues, committees, councils and boards.

Strategic Objective: Foster leadership development. The HBA is known for producing quality industry and community leaders. Leadership succession is our culture.

Chair: Erin Ganaway, Challenger Homes
Vice-Chair: JB Baxter, You 1st Realty
Staff Liaison: Amanda DeMarco| Email
Meeting 1st Wednesday of the month, 3:00 PM at the HBA

MEMBERSHIP

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for executing two issues of the HBA’s strategic plan, adopted by the Board of Directors: recruit, retain and engage members and leadership development of the Committee.

Chair: Lee Shakespeare, RMG – Rocky Mountain Group
Vice-chair: Holly Teague, BrightView Landscape Services
Staff Liaisons: Jenn Strehlow| Email
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of each month, 9:00 AM* at the HBA

PARADE OF HOMES

parade of homes committee

Coordinates the Annual Parade of Homes (a major fundraising event for HBA), determines sites, monitors developments of sites/adherence to Parade rules, coordinates builder selection, monitors budget and promotion. Members are appointed by the Chair.

Chair: Jessica Brown, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
Vice-chair: Jeff Cole,  JS Homes 
Staff Liaison: Shirley Rouse | Email
Meeting Time: 4th Wednesday, 3:30 PM at HBA

CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION COLORADO

Workforce Development Committee

In January of 2019, the HBA’s Workforce Development Committee in
partnership with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and with the approval of the HBA Board of Directors was spun off into its own entity as a 501c3 non-profit in partnership – Careers in Construction Colorado (CICC) in order to better facilitate the mission of the Workforce Development Committee. CICC has an 11-member board with appointed members representing the HBA and AGC, as well as the education sector.

To get involved with the Workforce Development efforts, members are encouraged to join one of the following subcommittees:
• CIC: Back to Work
• Finance Committee
• Fundraising Committee
• Home Build Committee
• Job Placement Committee
• Marketing Committee
• Onboarding Committee

Chair: Joe Loidolt
Meets: Varies by Committee/Contact HBA
HBA contact: Glenn Hard – Email

CICC Mission: Through partnerships with educational entities and other organizations,
establish and maintain vocational education courses and programs focused on skills training for the various trades within the construction industry, to promote the benefits of career
opportunities in the construction industry to students, parents, influencers, and educators, and develop effective job placement platforms to connect students to industry.

philanthropy

hba cares

This charitable foundation was established by HBA members to help connect the needs of our community to the resources available within the housing and building industry. Visit hbacares.org for more information.

 Board President: Tiffany Canady, The Homebound Team Keller Williams Partners
Vice President: Blake Green, Bank of Colorado
Staff Liaison: Lisa Weidenbach | Email
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday of each month, 4 PM at HBA