December 20, 2018

HBA Director of Government Relations Accepted into Candidate Training Program

Austin: The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin is proud to announce that David Glenn, Director of Government Relations & Policy, has been selected as a class participant in the second ATXelerator class, a program of the Center for Austin’s Future. The Class, filled with 26 engaged and talented Austinites from all 10 city council districts, includes people with a variety of backgrounds including technology professionals, sustainability experts and public policy thinkers.

David Glenn is the Director of Government Relations and Policy at the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin. At the HBA, David oversees all regulatory and legislative functions within the Association’s jurisdiction, which encompasses 30 cities and six counties in central Texas. Prior to joining the HBA, he worked in the Texas House of Representatives as Chief of Staff for State Representative Shawn Thierry, Legislative Director for State Representative Marsha Farney, and Assistant Committee Clerk for the House Committee on Transportation. Originally from Pottsboro, TX, David now lives in Austin where he is an active member of the Young Men’s Business League and the Austin Symphony’s Be At The Symphony young professional organization. David earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas.

“We are so excited to see David have an opportunity to continue his reach and influence in our community,” said Emily Blair, CEO of the HBA of Greater Austin. “The knowledge he will gain and the expertise he’ll share with regards to housing and affordability will be a tremendous benefit for all involved.”

ATXelerator is the only elected office candidate recruitment engine in Austin. It is designed to identify, mentor and promote the next generation of future-focused leaders interested in public service. The 26 individuals range in age from 24 to 53 years old with a majority in their 30s. Professional backgrounds also range from entrepreneurs to programmers, business and nonprofit executives, consultants and attorneys.

About the Center for Austin’s Future
The mission of the Center for Austin’s Future is to recruit, train and promote city council candidates who are equipped to focus on solutions that position Austin for future success, sustainability and an excellent quality of life. The Center’s signature program is the ATXeleratorTM, which aims to encourage citizens to pursue and prepare for elected office and board/commission service through a technology accelerator model. The Center for Austin’s Future is registered as a not-for-profit corporation with the Texas Secretary of State and seeking 501(c)(4) status with the IRS. For more information, visit: