Committee Sign Up
Committees are an integral part of successful organizations. Their purposes include: supplementing the work of the board and staff; engaging members; and developing leaders.
Below is a list of our committees and councils and their subcommittees. Please select as many committees and subcommittees you would like to be involved with. Once we receive your areas of interest, we will notify you of any upcoming meetings. HBA members should serve on at least one committee.
Committee sign up will close on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at noon. The 2022-2023 HBA committee year begins August 1, 2022 and ends on July 31, 2023.
Membership Committee – The Thirty
The Thirty is designed to allow company representatives to actively build relationships with the organization’s members while promoting membership growth, creating cohesiveness, and improving retention among new and long-lasting members. The Thirty also actively promotes HBA|GBR’s mission by educating members about the benefits and resources available. Meets quarterly.
NEW MEMBER RECRUITMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
Maintain the current level of membership and focuses on net-growth. Identify companies that are not HBA members and makes the ask to join. (Incentive based for recruiting members. Ex. $1,200 Reimbursement to IBS Conference, Travel Reimbursement, Gift Cards, etc.). Meets quarterly.
MEMBER ENGAGEMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
Serve as “mentors” for new members joining the HBA. Create meaningful touch points throughout the year and act as a liaison for the HBA and new member. Review member benefits and provides feedback on programs and services that are valuable to our members. Meets quarterly.
HBA PROMOTION SUBCOMMITTEE
Share guidance on the HBA’s promotional efforts to include weekly E-newsletter, photography, event promos, and social media promotions. Meets quarterly.
Plan and execute HBA events including: PAC Fundraisers, Foundation House fundraising, Parade of Homes, Year End Celebration. Identify needed continuing education topics, secure speakers and presenters, and coordinate event scheduling. Meets quarterly.
Public Relations Committee
(Must have demonstrated PR experience)
Work to increase the visibility and awareness of the Association and Foundation in Greater Baton Rouge. Coordinate the messaging for the HBA, HBF, and HBPAC. Utilize individual and company influence to connect the organizations to media, philanthropic opportunities, and promotional resources. Meets twice each year.
Governmental Affairs Committee
Coordinate the work of the committee in each of the nine-parishes the HBA serves – Ascension, Livingston, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Point Coupee, and St. Helena. Responsible for giving feedback and participating in any specific parish’s discussion on regulation and policy affecting the homebuilding industry. Interview candidates running for office during election cycles. Meets at least quarterly or as issues arise and must remain consistent with sending feedback on issues. Examples of industry issues addressed:
Addresses Industry Issues:
- Impact Fees
- Land Use
NAHB Affiliated Councils
Each affiliated council requires additional membership dues in the amount of $80 annually.
- Professional Women in Building Council
- The HBA Women in Building Council (HBAWB) is the voice of women in the building industry, dedicated to promoting industry professionalism and supporting members at the local, state, and national levels. Meets as needed.
- Remodelers Council
- The HBA Remodelers Council (HBAR) is the voice of remodelers/renovators in the building industry, dedicated to providing access to policies, best practices, and educational opportunities. Meets as needed.
Governance Committee – Association, Foundation, PAC
(Must have demonstrated experience)
Review the Association, Foundation, and PAC Bylaws and recommending any appropriate changes, additions and/or deletions to the Board of Directors. Organizational governance structure is included in the bylaws. Meets as needed.
FINANCE AND FUNDRAISING SUBCOMMITTEE
Monitor the annual budgets (Association, Foundation, and PAC), support raising the funds needed to execute the annual work plan, offer feedback and guidance on needed programs or resources necessary to exceed monetary goals to remain relevant and valuable to our partners and members. Identify and suggest any grants or scholarships to be given by the Association or Foundation. Meets as needed.
STRATEGIC ANNUAL WORK PLAN SUBCOMMITTEE
Coordinate and implement the organization’s three-year strategic plan. Assist with facilitating focus groups and board member strategy sessions to prioritize the work areas and tasks to exceed goals. Meets at least quarterly.
HBA PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE
Review the Employee Handbook and gives suggestions on areas and language that need updating. The subcommittee also gives insight on staff performance reviews and metrics. Meets once annually or as needed.
Workforce Development Committee
Work to increase regional impact as a resource for workforce development initiatives. Maintain relationships with local learning institutions and at-risk youth programs to provide educational resources and training programs. Identify funding sources and scholarship opportunities. Meets as needed.
Ad Hoc Committees
Ad Hoc Committees are appointed for a specific purpose. The committee will disband after completing its assigned project.
HBA NEW OFFICE BUILDING
Oversee the construction process for the Association’s new office building. Committee will disband upon new building completion. Meets as needed. Subcommittees include:
Financing – Budget/Bids/Fundraising