Committees and Councils are the most productive tools with which an association has to work. The findings of these committees and councils are the basis for policy and direction established by the Board of Directors of our association. A committee can only be as effective as the members who serve on it, and it is important for the health and vitality of every association that all members take an active role in volunteering and serving on its various committees. The following is a list and brief description of the various standing and special committees.

If you are interested in serving on one or more of these committees or councils please email Jean Mathis at jmathis@mncbia.org.

Committees

Ambassadors Club
Establishes personal contact with new members to ensure that these companies are aware and utilize the services and benefits available. Plans New Member VIP receptions encouraging new members to get involved.

Awards
Coordinates the various awards programs in the Association and actively promotes award winners.

Builder Connections--Ultimate Networking Event
This committee plans and produces the fall networking event offering "speed dating" for the associate members to have five minutes to present their companies and products and services at each of the participating builders' tables.

Celebrity Chefs/Table Top Night
Plans and produces membership networking event featuring specialty food tables hosted by builder members and associate member tabletop displays promoting products and services. Includes.

Codes and Standards
Reviews the various code changes in the MNCBIA jurisdictions and at the state and national levels.

County Government Liaisons
The following county and city government liaison committees develop and recommend to the Board of Directors, MNCBIA government relations positions and priorities, including monitoring of county and city legislation and testimony: Calvert County Liaison, Charles County Liaison, Montgomery County Liaison ,Prince George's County Liaison, St. Mary's County Liaison and Washington DC Liaison

Environmental
Addresses indoor and outdoor environmental concerns; plans, organizes and oversees "Building Green" Program; and develops environmental awards survey designed to increase builder responsiveness.

Future Industry Leaders (FIL)
This is a group of younger professionals from builder and associate members who meet regularly with Happy Hours/Networking Events and with breakfasts with speakers that will help their future careers.

Golf Outings (Summer/Fall)
Plans, organizes and oversees both Summer and Fall Golf Outings.

Green Building
This committee offers education and training programs and Internet links to best practices and technical information to its members. The Association’s Annual Environmental Awards recognizes excellence in green building and projects that excel at helping the environment.

Liaison Committees
Calvert County
Charles County
Montgomery County
Prince George's County
St. Mary's County
Washington, DC

Membership Recruitment/Retention Team
Builds and maintains membership in the Association through the development, organization and implementation of membership programs, campaigns and drives.

Real Estate Finance
Reviews, investigates and informs membership on the status of the economy through Builder/Banker Breakfasts and CFO Roundtables

State Government Affairs & Legislative
Reviews and determines Association positions on all state legislation affecting the industry. Prepares legislation for introduction on issues deemed appropriate. Testifies before the legislature on industry bills.

Technology Committee
This committee reviews the latest in technology for the building industry. It is planning a technology conference to provide builders an opportunity to review the latest technology offerings and learn about cutting edge technology.  Join this committee now by contacting staff person, Diane Swenson.

Winter Gala & Silent Auction
Plans, organizes and holds the annual Winter Gala and Silent Auction (that benefits the Home Builders Care Foundation).

WSSC Liaison
Reviews, researches and recommends to the Board of Directors, MNCBIA position on all water and sewer issues affecting the industry.

Councils

Associates Council
Acts on issues of interest and concern to associate members including the planning and implementation of programs that promote all associate members.

Custom/Small Volume Builders Council/Remodelers Council (Fee to participate in NAHB and MNCBIA Remodelers' Council)
Provides a forum for custom homebuilders to share information, concerns and issues as well as identify those issues impacting custom builders that require MNCBIA support. MNCBIA has just created a Remodelers' Council which meets with the Custom Builders Council at this time but will be having special speakers and meetings.

Multifamily Housing Council (Fee to Participate)
The Council tours new building projects and hears presentations on lessons learned. Members of the local Council are members of the NAHB Multifamily Housing Council. Click here for a membership application in PDF format. For questions email Annette Rosenblum or call 301-445-5407.

 50+ Housing Council (Fee to Participate)
The Greater Washington 50+ Council provides a forum for members of MNCBIA and NVBIA involved in acquiring, developing, designing, building, marketing, managing and selling or renting housing for the 50+ demographic. Members of the local Council are members of the NAHB 50+ Council. Click here  for an application for membership in the 50+ Housing Council in PDF format.  For questions email Annette Rosenblum or call 301-445-5407.  

Professional Women in Building Council (Fee to participate). Connects members of the MNCBIA, NVBIA, and HBAM, and Local Government Employees to promote networking, relationship building, professional development, legislative awareness, and community outreach for Women in the Industry. Professional Women in Building Council membership includes membership in the NAHB Professional Women in Building Council with benefits such as a Building Women Magazine, We-Connect e-newsletter, Online Membership Directory for networking with PWB Council Members nationwide, and other benefits identified on the NAHB Website at www.nahb.org/womeninbuilding.  Government members click here for an application for membership in the Professional Women Building Council in PDF format. Industry members click here for an application.For questions email Peggy White or call (443) 276-6220. 

Regional Committees

These committees oversee regional events co-sponsored by the MNCBIA and the NVBIA.

Multifamily Trends Conference (Administered by MNCBIA)
Plans, organizes and produces an annual educational program relating to multifamily and senior housing markets.

The PROs Awards (Administered by MNCBIA)
Plans, organizes and holds the annual PROs Awards recognizing excellence in site development and housing construction.

Washington Metropolitan Sales & Marketing Council (WMSMC)
(Administered by NVBIA)
Plans, organizes and oversees training and education programs for the sales and marketing professionals.

Great American Living Awards (GALA)
(Administered by NVBIA)
Plans, organizes and presents the annual GALA awards recognizing excellence in design and building

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