Your Monthly BIA LA/V Update: December 2021
A Message From Our 2022 BIA LA/V Chapter President
I learned that this year will be the 99th year of the Building Industry Association in Southern California, and it is with great honor and humility that I have accepted the position of Chapter President in our 99th year. I look forward to working with all of you and just wish I didn’t have such big shoes to fill. I would like to give a special thank our leader and friend Dave Little, who has led us through COVID for the last two years.

I was at an economic conference recently and the keynote speaker kicked off the event by quoting a novel from 1953 by LP Hartley, “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”

I don’t think a more actuate statement could be made between today. We have all adapted to new ways of doing business, with new social norms like the facemasks and fist bumps as formal greetings, and we are not done adapting. 

None of us know what the future holds, but I know that what we do as builders is never easy, and we must all continue to adapt to the new normal as it evolves to maintain the human/personal connection. There is nothing more honorable and human than what we do - we build homes.  

I believe that 2022, our 99th year, will be another year of change that will start to shape and form the beginning of the new normal until the next paradigm shift. As this change occurs, it is not just the job of our BIA Team Members to be in the room where it happens. It is the job of everyone in our industry, including builders, trader partners, government officials, and industry friends. Together, we must make sure that we have a seat at the table to continue creating the change we all want and need to achieve Sacramento’s challenge of housing for all.

Remember: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”
Bill McReynolds
2022 BIA Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter President
Warmington Residential
Event Recap: BIA LA/V 2021 Awards & Installation Gala
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2021 Chapter Awards and Installation Gala. It was a wonderful time to gather together and celebrate the year-end - much overdue since the last in-person gala in 2019! We are thankful for the leadership of immediate Past Chapter President Dave Little and 2021 Chapter Board during an unprecedented time - and we welcomed and celebrated the installation of 2022 Chapter President Bill McReynolds and the new 2022 Chapter Board. Additionally, we would like to thank Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Ventura County Supervisor Matt LaVere for joining us. Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank Diana Coronado for her four years of advocacy and leadership for our chapter - and congratulate her on her new journey with Lennar.

Congratulations to our 2021 Chapter Award Winners:

  • Associate of the Year – Krysti Irving, Gothic Landscaping
  • Member of Excellence - Haggai Mazler, KB Home
  • Lyn Jacobs Memorial Award - United Dwelling
  • Builder of the Year - Lance and Sadie Williams, Williams Homes
Government Affairs Update
VICTORY ALERT: City of Ventura
The City of Ventura voted unanimously on December 6 to adopt an ordinance designed to streamline and expedite the homebuilding process. This ordinance includes:

  • Increasing expediency in the development review process
  • Fast-tracking permitting
  • Reducing burdensome hurdles to the homebuilding process
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Upcoming Events
Thursday, January 13, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Perfect Storm Education Series
Webinar 2 (Online Webinar)
Free to Attend as a lunch & learn session!
An introduction to the four elements of the Perfect Storm threatening the building industry and how they will change our industry.
  • BIASC CEO Jeff Montejano
  • Chuck Hahn, Grassroots & Digital Campaign Strategist
  • Moderator: BIASC COO Craig Foster
Part Two: Learning to effectively navigate through the Four Elements of the Storm (SB12 /VMT/ Green Print/Construction and Stormwater permits) through political strategy and digital advocacy.
Please note: BIASC is encouraging all our members to allow their staff to register for this series.
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Thursday, January 27, 2022
10:30AM - 5:00PM
Torrey Pines
BIASC Builders' Day at the Torrey Pines Farmers Insurance
Join BIASC Leadership for a day at the Torrey Pines Farmer Insurance Open. Tickets available to BIASC Leadership, builders and sponsors only.

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
BIASC & BIA LAV-Ventura Chapter Economic Forecast & Housing Summit
Save-the-Date for BIASC and BIA LA/V's Economic Forecast & Housing Summit at the beautiful Ronald Reagan Presidential Library - Registration Coming Soon. Sponsorships available.
BIA Member News
Available Now - Southern California Builder - 9th Edition - The Year-End Celebration Issue
  • OC Leaders Push to Redirect Greenprint
  • Congratulate our 2021 BIA Member Award Winners
  • Fixing the Supply Chain Crisis is Only One Step Towards Housing Crisis Fix  
  • Year-End Review in Photos
  • Plus – Additional Guest Writers, Member Spotlights, Industry News, Upcoming Events, and Much More
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