• 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.


    Associates Council

    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. Lisa Nicolls of Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP is the Chair of the Associates Council. Lisa can be reached at (916) 446-2300 or lnicolls@murphyaustin.com. 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 rebekah@northstatebia.org.


    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 chris@northstatebia.org.


    Membership Council

    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. Baynes Bank with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage serves as the Chair and can be contacted at (916) 780-2144 or baynes.w.bank@wellsfargo.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 John Ralston of Moxie International - John can be reached at (916) 871-0336 or john@moxieshield.com.


    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 Lori Moreci of Meritage Homes is reachable at (707) 359-2000 or lori.moreci@meritagehomes.com.