May 29 , 2018
Planning Well Under Way for BIA's 75th Anniversary 
During the next year, the BIA will be celebrating its 75th anniversary of serving the Sacramento region's home building community, and we'll be kicking it off with a party.

Instead of a typical dinner program, the BIA will be taking over the California Railroad Museum on July 20 for an evening of fun, music, and dancing. It will be a unique opportunity to look back with fun story boards and celebrate our impact on building communities throughout the region.

The event will run from 7-10 p..m., with an hour to mingle with appetizers and a no-host bar followed by two hours of music and dancing. We've booked an amazing band -- Hipper than Hip -- and there's a rumor that you may even see a few of our members on stage joining the band for a song or two. You can register online today.

After the party the celebration will continue as we share our history with members, which will culminate later this year when the BIA will release the 75th Anniversary book that will recap our first 75 years as well as take a look ahead into the next chapter of North State BIA.

I especially want to thank our Diamond Sponsor, Taylor Morrison, for their generous support. Other sponsorships are still available. For more information, please contact Angela Tsukiji.

I look forward to seeing you there!


Michael Strech
President and CEO
BIA Voter Guide for June Primary 
The BIA has endorsed the following candidates for office this June:
  • Placer County Supervisor, District 4: Jack Duran
  • Sacramento County Supervisor: Patrick Kennedy, Don Nattoli, Phil Serna
  • Sacramento City Council: Jay Schenirer, Rick Jennings, Jeff Harris
  • El Dorado County Supervisor, District 4: Mike Ranalli
Remember that this year Sacramento County has switched to a mail-in ballot and there will only be a handful of places to drop off your ballot on election day. More information is available here.

Park Fee Increase Delayed
BIA staff succeeded in getting the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to delay consideration until the end of June of a park fee increase from roughly $9,000 per unit to $11,000 per unit. (The initial proposal was for a fee of $14,000 per home.) The BIA opposes the cost increases and the supervisors expressed concerns with how the higher park fees would affect lower-income residents. BIA staff is continuing to work to see if this fee can be further reduced.

New Date for Our Builders and Brews Event in Roseville!
Save the date of Thursday, June 21st at 5:30 p.m. when our next Builders and Brews PAC event will be heading to Monk's Cellar in Roseville. (Note: the event has been moved from the original date of June 14th.) Join dozens of major builders and local elected officials for a fun evening. Lively conversations and craft beers will be on tap. Please see the attached flyer for more information. To reserve tickets, please contact John Gildea.

Sacramento Region to Receive Nearly $800 Million From Senate Bill 1
The California Transportation Commission recently voted to approve $2.7 billion in competitive funding to transportation projects across the state. Along with SB 1 funds approved by the State Transportation Agency, projects benefiting the Sacramento region were awarded nearly $800 million. Two projects will benefit multiple cities and counties -- the I-5 Corridor Enhancement Project between Sacramento and Elk Grove, and the Highway 50 Multimodal Corridor project (carpool lane extension and light rail improvements). Together, these two approved awards total $125 million and capture 13 percent of the available program funds, or more than double the region's statewide population share.

Roseville City Council Seeking Commissioners
The Roseville City Council is now accepting applications from citizens interested in serving as a Commissioner for various City boards and commissions. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must reside within the city limits of Roseville. Individuals interested in serving on various City boards and commissions are encouraged to apply. More information can be found here.
Builders Will Be Cooking Up and Cooling Down
Last year's winners
All members are encouraged to attend the annual Chili Cook Off, coordinated by the Sales & Marketing Council (SMC). The event will take place at the Palladio in Folsom on Thursday, June 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
This is one of those fun events where you are making connections and conducting business without even realizing it! Put in your vote for best chili made by the Builders and cheer the Builders on in the water balloon toss contest.  You will be missing out if you are not there. For more information or to register online, click here. And to see photos from last year's event, click here.

HappyTinShack Spring Golf Event a Big Success
Over 250 members and industry professionals stopped by Rancho Murieta Country Club for our annual Spring Golf Tournament on May 21 -- bright and early, too! With the wonderful weather and the great tee box activities, a ton of fun was had by all. Thank you again to all of our sponsors for making this double tournament a great success. You can view some of the event pictures on Facebook.

Register Today for the Following BIA Events
Click here  to view more 2018 BIA events.

June Is Kaiser Medical Open Enrollment Month
June is Open Enrollment month for all NSBIA members who are currently enrolled with  Kaiser through Ames Grenz Insurance Services. Please use this window of opportunity to change your Kaiser plan, add dependents, or enroll with Kaiser if you are currently uninsured. 

All NSBIA individual and group members are eligible to enroll in any of the Kaiser Association medical plans for a July 1, 2018, effective date. Now is also the time to do a price check if you are enrolled in a COBRA or Covered California plan. It could be that you are currently paying too much as a dependent on another employer's medical plan through your spouse.

All current Kaiser members will need to complete a new enrollment form if you want to change your plan effective July 1. For more information on available coverage in Kaiser or Western Health Advantage, please contact  Reggie Conley at (916) 486-2900, rconley@amesgrenz.comClick here for full article.
Six Work Readiness Training Grads Hired
Six young people who had successfully completed NSBIF's Young Adult
Work  Readiness Services training have been offered positions by The Truss Co., which recently joined the BIA.  

"We were thoroughly impressed with your group (and) would be very pleased to offer all in the group a position with The Truss Co.," said company TITLE John Henderson in an email to Workforce Development Program Coordinator La Vonnia De Loach. De Loach met with The Truss Co. officials in early April to let them know about the Foundation's programs.

Earning positions with the company were Dakota Gillies, Eric Lizarraga, Samantha Weatherly, Scott Fink, Miranda "Micky" Yadon, and Jasmine Armstrong.

The Out of School Youth Program and Sacramento Works for Youth provide work readiness training and individualized services to young adults aged 18-24.
The annual Rivinius-Orr Golf Tournament at Edgewood Tahoe on Friday, June 22, has sold out. However, hole sponsorships are still available for $500. Secure your company's name on the hole of your choice by emailing Rachele Gregg or calling (916) 751-2743.
The California Homebuilding Foundation's Compensation Survey Report is now available for purchase. The survey reports overall findings and analyzes and how earnings vary with location, years of experience, size of company, company performance, and other key factors. The survey costs $400 and can be ordered online.
PCBC is the largest homebuilding trade show representing the West Coast region, and this year's show is coming up soon -- June 27-28 in San Francisco. Through high-level educational conferences, exclusive networking venues, a curated exhibit floor, and unique programs designed to connect buyers and sellers, PCBC provides a forum for members of the homebuilding industry and their manufacturing partners to productively engage.

And don't forget the annual Hall of Fame event on June 26, at which Sacramento developer Larry Kelley will be inducted.  For more information about PCBC, visit its website . For information about the Hall of Fame, click here.   
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