Get Involved Through our Working Groups

As a HBA of GBR member your input is needed! All you have to do is choose a working group that interests you and email the preferred staff member. Shortly after, you will be notified of the next meeting. Meetings vary, as some meet monthly and others meet as needed. How many committees you join is all up to you. Whether it's one committee or all, we strongly encourage our members to get involved.

Education/CEU Working Group

Identifies the educational needs of the association's membership and coordinates education activities to ensure member needs are met and remains abreast of industry issues and trends in order to provide relevant training.

Chair:  Diane Baum of Baum Environmental Group dba Discount Permit

Staff: Karen Zito, President & CEO

The Thirty

Working in conjunction with staff, plans and conducts programs for membership development. The Thirty membership is selected through an application each year, and members assist with recruitment and retention of members while actively promoting HBA of GBR events and programs.

Chair:  Scott Elstrott of Total Foundations

Staff: Taylor Anderson

Workforce Development Working Group

Collaborates with policymakers as well as local educators and high school students to plan effective ways to address some of the issues that have contributed to chronic labor shortages in the housing industry and misperceptions of the industry. Members help raise awareness about the labor shortage issue, educate the public about job opportunities in the trades and recruit the next generation of skilled labor in the housing industry.

Chair: Dwayne Gafford of Gafford Builders

Staff: Karen Zito, President & CEO

End of Year Celebration Working Group

Contributes to the planning, promotion and production of the End of Year Celebration. This soireé is held annually to celebrate the successes of HBA of GBR members and the association as a whole. This is where awards are given and the following year's leadership is presented.

Chair:  TBD

Staff: Gabby Murphy, Creative Director

Parade of Homes Working Group

Assists in improving the annual Parade of Homes event, hosted annually by HBA of GBR to showcase our members' work to the community. They help develop a set of rules and regulations governing the event while also coordinating volunteer efforts for material distribution and overall experience for Parade of Homes.

Chair: Chris Van Pelt & Rebecca Harris of M&M Glass

Staff: Gabby Murphy, Creative Director