June 6, 2019

The HBA wins national award from the NAHB for Best Local Government Affairs Effort

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin (HBA) has been recognized for its outstanding advocacy efforts with an Award of Excellence from the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

“Advocating on behalf of our Members is at the foundation of what the HBA does.  This effort is led by staff but simply could not be done without the support and help of our members.  We are fortunate to have capable and professional staff, as well as engaged and dedicated members like Scott Turner, owner of Riverside Homes and Felicia Foster, owner of Barron Custom Design who are dedicated our vision that all people in the Greater Austin are live in strong communities and homes that enable them to thrive,” said Becky Collins, President of the HBA of Greater Austin. 

The initiative was a joint effort between the City of Austin and the HBA to identify administrative inefficiencies in the development process.  After these inefficiencies were identified, the group developed solutions that were mutually beneficial, reducing review times and regulatory hurdles for homebuilders and relieving staff of undue stress due to the complexities of the development process. 

“We are always looking for opportunities to partner with our local jurisdictions to find creative solutions to problems that we all face during the development process,” said David Glenn, Director of Government Relations.  “Usually this means that everyone must come to the table willing to speak openly and honestly about challenges facing the homebuilding industry, and we applaud Assistant City Manager Rodney Gonzales and his team for their willingness to work with us on this important issue.”

The Association Excellence Awards is an annual program designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of state and local home builders’ associations and executive officers in the field of association management.  EOC membership is comprised of the staff executives who direct more than 650 NAHB-affiliated state and local home builders’ associations representing more than 140,000 home builders in communities across the United States.

“This national award recognizes that when we have the opportunity to work collaboratively with our local cities and counties to provide housing for central Texas families, great things can be accomplished,” states Carrie L. Ciliberto, Esq., CEO of HBA.

The winning entries will be added to a searchable directory of AEA winning entries, so that other executives and associations across the country can access and learn from them in order to provide better service to their own members and community.

For more information on the Home Builders association of Greater Austin go to www.hbaaustin.com. To learn more about the Association Excellence Awards, go to www.nahb.org/aea.

For more information, contact David Glenn, Director of Government Relations at david@hbaaustin.com.