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Your Monthly BIA Riverside Update: February 2021
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News & Upcoming Events
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BIA Riverside Government Affairs Committee Riverside County Update Featuring Supervisor V. Manuel Perez
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Join BIA Riverside Government Affairs Committee for a virtual meeting as we welcome special guest Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez who will present a Riverside County update. Register now and invite your colleagues to participate.
BIA Riverside Golf Tournament
Friday, April 9, 2021
Temecula Creek Golf Course
8:00AM - Registration
10:00AM - Shotgun Start

Join the BIA Riverside Chapter for a safe and fun day of networking and golf at the beautiful Temecula Creek Golf Course.

Sponsorships Available!

Building Industry Show 3.0
New Date!
September 29-30, 2021

We’re Moving Ahead! Join us September 29-30, 2021 for BIS 3.0 – With overwhelming support from our members, attendees and exhibitors, we are thrilled to be planning our most important live annual event this year. Building industry manufacturers having been working all year to showcase their new product lines and service offerings. Builders are eager to source new products & meet the needs of their product-hungry consumers. Buyers can source the latest trends, take advantage of special deals, and discover ways to grow their business!
Government Affairs Updates
Riverside County Update
Riverside County Supervisor - Second District
Karen Spiegel
2020 gave us a different perspective, challenges, and many devastating losses, but it did not take away our hope and resiliency. These certainly have been trying times for everyone and this pandemic has taken a toll on all of us. It has changed the way we work, think, educate our children, shop, entertain, physical activities, personal interactions, and even how we worship.

I have a call to action for everyone – let’s work together to create a culture of respect, value, innovation and improve the quality of life in our communities. Let us remain hopeful and optimistic with all the opportunities and potential that 2021 will offer. It starts with us and we need to return to a place of mutual civility, love, respect, and cohesiveness even when our opinions differ. This will be a critical foundation for the generations to come.

We will be tackling many challenges and anticipate many changes in Riverside County in the months and years ahead. We are pleased to announce the selection of our new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jeffrey Van Wagenen, who will manage and lead us through the county's $6 billion+ budget, $40+/- million-dollar operating deficit, and manage 44 departments with 20,000+ employees. Mr. Van Wagenen will also need to continue addressing the upcoming state mandates while managing the COVID response, vaccination rollout and balancing the ever-changing economic landscape. 

City of Riverside Update
Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson
Riverside’s best days are ahead of us.”

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we all are looking forward to better days ahead, and there is reason for optimism. With the vaccine being rolled out around the country, we must begin to look to the future while also working hard in the present to assist our families and businesses that have been, and continue to be adversely affected by the pandemic.
As I stated in my recent State of the City address, I firmly believe that Riverside’s best days are ahead of us. I have no doubt that a post-COVID Riverside will be shaped by – but not defined by -- the pandemic. We will remain a city that creates opportunity from adversity, driven by our shared purpose. This is especially true when it comes to housing.
We must help Riversiders live where they work. We have to work towards a Riverside where anyone who needs housing can afford to live here, instead of spending hours on the freeway each day.
 We have much work to do. As it stands, many Riversiders struggle to secure housing. This inevitably leads to longer commutes, worsening air quality and a diminished quality of life. We want our residents to be engaged in the life of our city, but many struggle to be adequately involved in the lives of their own families because of the demands of long-haul commuting made worse by an inadequate supply of housing.

BIA Offers Our “Best Wishes” to Long-Time
Leader Borre Winckel on His Retirement
By Laer Pearce 

           Now, after 13 years as president and CEO of the San Diego Building Industry Association, and before that, 12 years as CEO of Riverside County BIA, Borre will soon hang up his wooden shoes and head into what looks to be a very happy retirement. During his 25 years with BIA, Borre has been inducted into the California Homebuilding Foundation Hall of Fame – a lifetime achievement award for the best of the building industry,the San Diego Hall of Fame, and dozens of “Most Influential Persons” lists, while serving on multiple city and county committees in Riverside and San Diego. Still, he refers to himself as “a behind the scenes operator.”

           Those who worked closely with him may disagree with that characterization. “Borre led the Riverside chapter during some of the best and some of the most challenging years for the industry in the Inland Empire, and it’s hard to imagine that anyone could have done it better,” said Richard Lambros, who was CEO of BIASC at the time. “The passion and energy he brought to his work for the industry was contagious, making community leaders and elected officials want to work with BIA. His gracious style and welcoming personality made him the perfect champion for the homebuilding industry and made others want to champion it with him.” 

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