Thursday | January 7, 2021
Happy New Year !
Welcome to 2021, we're glad you're here! BIA-LAV has a lot in store for the new year; ICYMI read BIA-LAV President, Dave Little's New Year message and meet our 2021 Board of Directors. We're looking forward to a positive and effective year!
BIA-LAV Partnership Program - Sign Up Today!
Make the most of your BIA-LAV Membership by becoming a Partner! Be the firs to register for events, webinars and cross-chapter programing. You will be eligible for exclusive offers and special company highlights! Contact Laura Barber for more information here.
Thank You to Our Early Sponsorship Partners!
LA County Hosts a Housing Element Webinar
The County of Los Angeles’ Regional Planning Department released this e-blast with information on their Housing Element Update Program - Environmental Impact Report & Scoping meeting. The Webinar is being held Saturday, January 23, 2021, from 10am-11:30am.
County of LA "OurCounty" Sustainability Plan - Near Term Priorities
The Chief Sustainability Office (CSO) will end the open comment period for the OurCounty Plan's annual near-term priorities list, tomorrow. BIA-LAV will be submitting comments and has been monitoring this Plan since its inception. The CSO will review public comments in January and submit a finalized list of near-term priorities to the Board of Supervisors by February 28, 2021. For more information please visit click here.
Member of the Moment
This week we are recognizing Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles! Habitat for Humanity serves on our Board of Directors through, Vice President of Community Development, Darrell Simien. In 2020 received BIA-LAV 's Annual Sustainability Award in partnership with Southern California Edison. Thank you for your dedication to building homes, communities and hope! Learn more here.
BIASC "Members In Transition" Resources
COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
The Building Industry Association of Southern California (BIASC) has announced important enhancements to its Members In Transition Partnership Program. The two additions to the service include an online Job Seekers function and a Find an Industry Professional function. These new resources will complement the BIASC job posting service already being provided to members.
Your business may qualify for California's small business COVID-19 relief grant program. New dates and deadlines:

  • Start a new application: December 30, 2020 – closes January 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST
  • Update and upload documents for in-process applications: January 6, 2021 – January 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST
As we prepare for 2021, take the time to sign up for one of our seven committees! Participate in the creation of policy direction and event programming by joining one of our committees! Learn more.
2021 Committee Schedule
Events & Education
County of Los Angeles Committee
County of Ventura Committee
City of Los Angeles Committee: Planning

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