Committees

Groups with a (*) can be joined upon approval of the group's chairperson or until maximum limits are reached. All other groups noted require previous Association involvement and/or official appointment. New members are “added” when space is available.

* Associates Coordinating Committee
Discusses issues of concern to industry suppliers and subcontractors. Creates opportunities for associates to meet and develop relationships with builders. Committee size varies. Meets as needed at the HBA.

Association Management Committee
Provides input on administration and management practices. Named by the HBA President. Committee size varies. Meets on an as needed basis at the HBA.


Audit and Finance Committee
Approves the annual review or audit prepared by CPA firm. Chaired by Treasurer, others include the President, First Vice President, Secretary and Vice President for Associates. Meets annually at the HBA.

Board of Directors 
Governing body of the Association comprised of the Executive Committee plus eight Builder Directors, eight Associate Directors and chairmen of each active council. Meets every other month at the HBA.


Budget Review and Compensation Committee
Reviews annual association budget. Comprised of President, First Vice President, Past President and Executive Vice President. Meets annually each summer at the HBA.


* Builder Day Picnic Committee
Organizes the annual HBA Builder Day Picnic. Responsible for securing prizes and sponsorships and running all activities the day of the Picnic. Committee size varies. Meets as needed at the HBA.


* Custom Home Builders Council Coordinating Committee 
Determines Council programming, activities and charitable projects. Committee meeting topics include news relating to land development, codes, new products and construction techniques. Members must belong to the Council. Committee size varies. Meets monthly at the HBA.


Civic Contributions Committee
Recommends level of HBA financial involvement in civic matters. Six-member committee meets as needed at the HBA.


* Clay Shoot Committee
Organizes the Spring and Fall Clay Shoots. Responsible for securing prizes, sponsorships, encouraging attendance and running all activities the day of the shoot. Committee size varies. Meets as needed at the HBA.


Codes Advisory Committee (CAC)
Reviews and responds to the release of national codes. Seeks to ensure that codes adopted and enforced locally make sense for home building in St. Louis region. Thoroughly reviews codes in order to offer amendments that achieve delicate but necessary balance between protecting life and safety, design flexibility, and affordability for benefit of future homeowners and home building industry. Regularly meets with municipal code officials. Subcommittees set up as needed and often include non-Codes Advisory Committee members. Twenty-four member committee consisting of builders, remodelers, architects, engineers, electrical contractors, mechanical contractors, energy efficiency experts, fire service personnel, and other technical experts meets monthly at HBA. Hosts annual networking reception in conjunction with HBA Joint Utilities Committee for members, local code officials, and utility representatives.


* Construction Site Safety Committee
Analyzes issues on the local, state, and national levels concerning OSHA regulations and enforcement, workers’ compensation legislation, and job site safety. Determines HBA position on relevant initiatives. At times, convenes ad-hoc subcommittees to respond to new regulations or to take action on key issues. Committee size varies and meets as needed at the HBA.


Endorsements Committee
Recommends products and services to be endorsed by the HBA. To be considered, products and services must benefit the HBA and its members and provide significant revenue to the HBA. Committee size varies. Meets as needed at the HBA.


* Environment Affairs Committee
Reviews and responds to proposed state and federal environmental regulations. Disseminates information on policies, trends, best practices, and perspectives from around region, State of Missouri, and United States. Meets with staff from Missouri Department of Natural Resources to discuss issues affecting residential home building industry. Sponsors seminars for members on specific topics. Determines HBA position on grassroots initiatives at state and national levels. Committee size varies and meets as needed in St. Louis or Jefferson City.


Excellence of Achievement Awards Committee 
Made up of past award recipients who meet as needed at the HBA. Select winners based on at least 15 years of service to the HBA, industry and community.


Executive Committee
Seven-member elected committee is the Association's highest overall policy-making body. Meets monthly at the HBA.


* Green Building Council Coordinating Committee 
Determines Council programming, activities and charitable projects. Committee size varies. Meets monthly at the HBA.


Homearama Site Selection Committee
Reviews and tours sites submitted for consideration as Homearama locations. This is a major new home promotions event. Committee size varies. Meets as needed at the HBA.


Home Builders Charitable Foundation Board (HBCF)
Raises money and makes decisions on financial contributions to shelter-related charitable causes. Eleven-member board named by the HBA President. Meets quarterly at the HBA.


Home Building Industry Advancement Fund Board (HBIAF)
Provides funding for apprenticeship training and education, consumer information, public relations and other programs to benefit the home building industry. Board named by the HBA President. Meets twice per year or as needed at the HBA.


Home Building Industry-Political Action Committee (HBI-PAC)
Political action arm of the HBA. Strengthens the home building industry by supporting ballot issues of concern and candidates who understand the economic impact of residential development. Eighteen member Board of Trustees responsible for fundraising and determining contributions to candidates and ballot issues. Hosts two annual fundraisers. Meets four times per year at the HBA.


Home Show Committee
Provides input to show management regarding policies and procedures. Members must be exhibitors and HBA members. Committee size varies. Meets as needed at the HBA.


* Industry Standards Committee
Maintains an industry construction standards manual that helps members and homeowners determine accountability when a potential problem arises. Committee size varies. Meets as needed at the HBA.


Investment Policy Committee
Reviews and recommends investment strategies for the association. Committee size varies. Meets as needed at the HBA.


Jefferson County Board of Trustees

Reviews and responds to policies, procedures, and regulations that affect residential home building and land development. Discusses issues of interest in Jefferson County and municipalities and other jurisdictions within it. Standing subcommittees, including Jefferson County Executive Subcommittee, maintain regular dialogue with elected and appointed public officials and staff. Sixteen member Board meets monthly in Jefferson County.


* Joint Utilities Committee
Monitors, evaluates, and resolves utility-related issues throughout St. Louis region. Meets with individual utility companies or multiple utility companies at same time depending on specific issues involved. Subcommittees convened for individual utilities and often include non-Joint Utilities Committee members. Committee size and meeting locations vary. Hosts annual networking reception in conjunction with HBA Codes Advisory Committee for members, local code officials, and utility representatives.


Labor Policy Committee
Strives to maintain a competitive work force in the residential construction industry. Makes recommendations to the HBA Board of Directors regarding labor contracts with Eastern Missouri Laborers' District Council and the Carpenters' District Council. HBA members may assign their bargaining rights to the HBA and/or the Residential Construction Employers (RCE), allowing them to be part of a collective agreement. Committee size varies. Meets as needed at the HBA.


Leadership Development Committees
Recommend names for the Association's top appointed leadership. The President appoints at least five builder members, a majority of whom must be active former HBA Presidents. Additional builder and associate members who have been HBA members in good standing for at least three years may be appointed. The HBA immediate Past-President serves as chairman. Committee reports its recommendation for slate of officers. A separate Associates Nominating Committee recommends associate member leaders. Builders elect the leaders at the August General Meeting. Committee sizes vary. Meet each spring.


* Legislative Policy Committee (LPC)
Recommends policy positions and/or action to be taken on state legislation and state regulations to the HBA Board of Directors. Members review legislation, meet with elected officials, and attend an annual Legislative Day in Jefferson City. Committee size varies and meets twice yearly at the HBA. Convenes LPC Subcommittee to meet as needed during Missouri Legislative Session and work closely with HBA contract lobbyist.


* Membership Committee
Coordinates efforts to recruit and retain HBA members. Members assist with quarterly new member networking/orientation programs. Committee size varies. Meets monthly at the HBA.


* MSD Utility Relations Committee
Meets with Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) staff to discuss issues related to residential home building industry. Committee size varies and meets at MSD on an as-needed basis. 


NAHB Involvement Committee
Monitors legislation and other happenings at the federal level. Evaluates policies and other political matters. Recommends positions or other actions to be taken by HBA Board of Directors. Discusses National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Board meetings. Determines contribution requests to BUILD-PAC and BUILD-PAC fundraising initiatives. Committee comprised of NAHB Directors and meets twice yearly at the HBA. Hosts one fundraiser per year.


* Professional Women In Building Council Coordinating Committee
Meets regualrly to plan educational offerings, brainstorm event ideas, discuss industry issues and schedule programming. Members must belong to the council.


* Programs and Education Committee
Generates ideas and provides input for HBA membership events and educational programs. Committee size varies. Meets as needed at the HBA.


* Remodelers Council Coordinating Committee 
Determines Remodelors Council educational/social programs and charitable activities, reviews legislative issues and assists with membership growth. Members must belong to the council. Committee size varies. Meets regularly at the HBA.


Residential Construction Employers Board 
Subsidiary of the HBA that negotiates a model agreement with the Eastern Missouri Laborers' District Council for those members that wish to sign it. Committee size varies. Meets as needed at the HBA.


* Residential On-Site Safety Initiative Committee (ROSSI)
A joint committee comprised of representatives from OSHA, the Carpenters' District Council and the HBA. The focus of this program is to enforce a safer workplace on job sites. Meets quarterly at the HBA.


Sensible Growth Committee 
Develops and disseminates messages in support of growth to the public and public officials. HBA President names 10-12 members who meet as needed at the HBA.


* Sales and Marketing Council Coordinating Committee
Determines programming and educational activities for the SMC. Sub-committee organizes annual awards programs. Members must belong to the council. Committee size varies. Meets monthly at the HBA.


St. Charles County Board of Trustees

Addresses residential building and development issues in St. Charles County and municipalities and other jurisdictions within it. Maintains regular dialogue with elected and appointed public officials and staff. Ad-hoc subcommittees and task forces convened as needed to work within specific municipalities or on issues of interest. Sixteen member Board meets monthly in St. Charles County.

St. Louis City Board of Trustees
Manages issues related to residential building and development in the City of St. Louis. Monitors legislation and hosts meetings with elected officials. Convenes Housing Development Working Group six times yearly to maintain regular dialogue with appointed public officials, government staffers, and representatives from the development industry, public utilities, and financial institutions. Sixteen member Board meets monthly in the City of St. Louis.


St. Louis County Board of Trustees
Monitors, evaluates, and responds to regulatory issues of importance to residential home building industry in St. Louis County and municipalities and other jurisdictions within it. Standing committees, including St. Louis County Executive Subcommittee, maintain regular dialogue with elected and appointed public officials and staff. Sixteen member Board meets monthly at the HBA.


Contact Diana Forbes (314-817-5633) to learn more.