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Working Groups

As a HBA 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.

Event Committees

  • Parade of Homes
  • Remodelers Golf Classic
  • Year End Celebration

Staff Lead:

Karen Zito
President & CEO

Parish Builders Councils

  • Ascension Builder Council
  • Central/Zachary Builder Council
  • Livingston Builder Council
  • East Baton Rouge Builder Council

Staff Lead:

Melissa Parmelee
Director of Governmental Affairs

Member Task Forces

  • Construction Codes
    -Karen Zito, Staff Lead
  • Development/Fundraising
    -Karen Zito, Staff Lead
  • Disaster Recovery
    -Karen Zito, Staff Lead
  • Education/CEU Programming
    -Karen Zito, Staff Lead
  • Governmental Affairs
    -Melissa Parmelee, Staff Lead
  • National Issues
    -Karen Zito, Staff Lead
  • Permitting & Inspections
    -Karen Zito, Staff Lead
  • State Issues
    -Karen Zito, Staff Lead
  • The Thirty
    -Karen Zito, Staff Lead
  • Workforce Development
    -Karen Zito, Staff Lead

Staff Lead:

Karen Zito
President & CEO

Staff Lead:

Melissa Parmelee
Director of Governmental Affairs