Committees and Councils
As a community-based organization, the North State BIA continues to thrive because of its members’ involvement. Committee and council participation is an excellent way members do their part in helping the association meet its goals while meeting their professional, networking, and social needs.
Members are encouraged to make the most of membership opportunities by getting involved. Joining a council or committee is one of the best ways to learn, connect, and make a difference.
This council, which includes every associate and subcontractor member, promotes an understanding of the needs and operations of all segments of the home building industry. The council also coordinates events that provide networking opportunities for all North State BIA members and financial support for the association. Michelle Wightman of CSL Solutions is the Chair of the Associates Council. Michelle can be reached at (916) 961-1166 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Associates Council meets the second Thursday of every month, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the North State BIA.
Bureau of Real Estate (BRE)
The BRE addresses matters of concern to the subdivision industry, with an emphasis on the subdivision public report process. Meeting every other month (day and time TBD), the BRE is chaired by Rebekah Patterson, who can be reached at (916) 751-2770 or email@example.com.
Government Affairs Councils
Government Affairs councils are action-based groups whose purpose is to influence public policy as it relates to land development and home building, including issue and area councils for El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties, as well as a task force that addresses regional issues. A schedule for each of the Government Affairs Councils can be found here or contact Chris Norem at (916) 751-2753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responsible for recruiting new members, retaining existing members, and evaluating member services and programs, the Membership Council also hosts member orientations and develops other opportunities that promote active participation in the NSBIA. Betsy Barbosa with Meritage Homes serves as the Chair and can be contacted at (707) 359-2042 or email@example.com. This council meets the first Thursday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the North State BIA.
Sales & Marketing Council (SMC)
The SMC is an affiliated council of the North State BIA made up of sales and marketing professionals to promote excellence in sales and marketing within the building industry. They coordinate the annual MAME Awards Dinner honors major achievements of North State BIA members in marketing excellence. Membership is $95 per year and includes membership in the NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council. You can find out more about the benefits of the National SMC here and the application is available here. The SMC meets the third Thursday of every month, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the North State BIA. It is chaired by Mo Rahim - Mo can be reached at (916) 825-3887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trade Builder Alliance Council (TBAC)
TBAC provides a forum for trade contractor members, suppliers, and builders to discuss and resolve issues of mutual concern, develop educational programs, and network with one another. This council meets on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the North State BIA. Chair Rachel Hills of The Hills Group is reachable at (916) 791-0559 or email@example.com.