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COMMITTEES & Councils

The HBA has a variety of Committees & Councils to get involved in – from Regulatory and Workforce, to Membership and Leadership, to Public Events and Philanthropy. Serving on a committee or council 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: Charlie Williams, Proterra Properties
Staff Liaison: Amanda DeMarco | Email
Monthly, 1st Tuesday of the Month
Time: 8:00am

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

Public Policy council

Builder and Developer Members meet monthly to address policy issues that affect the development industry, including impact fees, water and regulation. This council is intended for large builder and developer members. It is not part of NAHB

Chair: Andrea Barlow, N.E.S., Inc
Vice-Chair: Ryan Klein, Sherman & Howard
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

MEMBER SERVICES

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 Liaison: Johanna Hillgrove | Email
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of each month, 9:00 AM* at the HBA

Remodelers Council

Representatives from the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (RBD) participate with HBA members in discussing items related to everyday operations at RBD, items of general interest, concerns of the building industry, and the building codes and proposed revisions. This is an NAHB local chapter. Individual membership is $70/year. 

Chair: Michelle Humphry, Fireplace Warehouse
Vice-chair: Tom Stewart, Stewart Remodeling
Staff Liaisons: Johanna Hillgrove | Email
Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of each month, 4:00 PM

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: Johanna Hillgrove | Email
Meeting Time: 4th Wednesday, 3:00 PM at HBA

CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION COLORADO

Workforce Development Committee

The Workforce Committee provides a forum to promote leadership, innovation, collaboration, and information sharing among construction industry professionals at all levels. Committee members identify specialized programs and services in the areas of talent acquisition and development, labor and employee relations, and education and career awareness to build the support needed to make the construction industry successful.

To get involved with the Workforce Development efforts, members are encouraged to participate in a CICC Home Build, volunteer in the classroom, and assist with fundraising and events.

Chair: Joe Loidolt
Meets: First Wednesday of the month, 3:30PM at HBA
HBA contact: Marlo Asher – 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: Blake Green, Bank of Colorado
Vice President: Jill Lais, The Cutting Edge Realtors
Staff Liaison: Lisa Weidenbach | Email
Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday of each month, 4 PM at HBA