Dear HBA Member’s,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to 2017! I am proud to be able to serve as your President for the upcoming year. I feel extremely fortunate to be handed a steady and proactive organization that is well positioned to take on the challenges that lie ahead. With the continued advancement of our industry, 2017 should be an intriguing year. I am confident the HBA will continue to grow and push to make a difference.
The HBA of Bucks and Montgomery Counties has grown significantly over the past year thanks to the leadership from past President Steve Paul. Steve, along with Executive Officer Dottie Fawcett, the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, and many committee members deserve recognition for their tireless hard work in moving our organization forward. It is because of our outstanding leadership that our HBA continues to be recognized on the state and national level for its impressive achievements. This past year the Professional Women in Building won enough grant money, both nationally and at the state level, to allow the HBA to provide three college scholarships to students affiliated with our organization. Our Political Action Committee was able to raise enough money to significantly contribute to PBA’s defense of the Clean Air Council’s lawsuit, a lawsuit that was recently dismissed.
As your President in 2017 I am committed to continuing the tremendous success that our past leaders have created. The Political Action Committee is the backbone of our association and our continued fund raising efforts will serve to broaden our reach on a local, county and state level. If you are looking for the true value of your membership, look no further than our annual Legislative Breakfast and the success that our PAC achieved in 2016. Additionally, we will continue to build upon our strong membership growth while also working diligently at membership retention. Our membership is a crucial driver of the association. We will continue our valuable networking events such as Meet the Builder and the Builder’s Roundtable. Another main membership focus needs to be centered on finding our leadership for the future. As our association grows and our industry changes a consistent younger crop of leaders needs to be cultivated. It is the responsibility of our membership to reach into their organizations and provide this future leadership.
The goal of the HBA is to provide a superior level of benefits and services to our members. Through the various educational seminars, innovative networking events and our accessible leadership we hope that you build valuable professional relationships that further your goals. I encourage you to maximize the full potential of your membership by attending events and becoming involved in one of our many committees. As our organization continues to grow and build upon solid leadership our future success is only guaranteed by the continued commitment and participation of our members.