July 23 , 2018
What an Accomplishment - 75 years! 
Rachel Bardis
Last Friday we began the yearlong celebration of the 75 th anniversary with a kickoff party at the California State Railroad Museum. It was great to see past and present members dancing and having such a great time.   The core of this anniversary is in honoring the members who have been active in leadership, committees and volunteering throughout the years and - especially - today.  

Seventy five years ago, the BIA was the Associated Home Builders of Sacramento - E.A. Corum, Charles C. Bell and a small group of men looking for help from the National Association of Home Builders to procure building materials.   The founding members banded together to speak collectively about the issues they were facing in the industry. While many of the issues have changed, it is more important than ever to have a shared voice speaking on our behalf, and that is what the BIA does best.  

The BIA has made many changes over the years to better accommodate the needs of the members and the community. We have added the North State Building Industry Foundation, designed to provide community service, workforce development and meaningful industry research, as well as our charity of choice, HomeAid Sacramento. Additionally, what began as a group of less than 20 members, now has more than 530.

In the next 75 years the association will continue to have a strong hand in government affairs, public affairs, and business development. But in addition, the BIA is also about the connection between friends and colleagues throughout the region.   The BIA will continue working hard to solve problems for the members of tomorrow.  

While we celebrate our accomplishments throughout this next year, the BIA will be keeping the spirit of 75 alive. We will be sharing memories and anecdotes from events over the years to look back on what an amazing time it has been.  

Congratulations on 75 years!  

Rachel Bardis
2018 BIA Chair
75th Anniversary Celebration
Thank you to every one who helped us celebrate the kick off party for the year long 75th Anniversary Celebration. Throughout this year, we want to share your experience with the BIA.  If you have a fun story, the reason you joined, or some great pictures of members or events over the years, we want to hear from you! Please email Morgan - so we can keep the spirit alive throughout the year! 

Photo's from the 75th Anniversary Party


South S acramento Habitat Conservation Plan Hearing Set
The SSHCP has been scheduled for the Board of Supervisors at 5:30p.m. on August 8. More information can be found here

Roseville City Council Appoints Dominick Casey as City Manager
The Roseville City Council recently announced it has selected Dominick Casey to be Roseville's next City Manager, following a competitive search.  Casey has been serving as Acting City Manager since April 15, following the announcement of former City Manager Rob Jensen's retirement. As City Manager, Casey will continue to oversee a citywide budget of half a billion dollars, including a general fund budget of $139 million, along with 1,060 employees and 14 departments.

Lincoln City Council Appoints Bob Adams Interim City Manager
During a special session on July 10 th, the Lincoln City Council voted unanimously to appoint Bob Adams as Interim City Manager. Adams has assumed the role since July 16 th, while the Council undertakes the recruitment process for a permanent City Manager. Adams' appointment follows the departure of former Lincoln city manager Matt Brower. The City has retained executive search firm Bob Murray & Associates of Roseville to conduct the search for a permanent city manager. The process has already begun and is expected to take 4 to 6 months.

Martis Valley Workforce Housing Gains $16 Million Grant
The Meadow View Place workforce housing development, in Martis Valley, will get a $16.25 million boost from California's Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program. Placer County will use $3.5 million of the funding to purchase four electric-powered buses to help expand transit services on Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit routes, and other funds will be used to make other mobility improvements such as a multi-purpose trail and transit facilities.
Deadline for MAME Awards Submissions is Fast Approaching 
Submissions for this year's MAME Awards will be accepted through July 31. MAME Forty Three will recognize the industry's most outstanding builders, trades, and design professionals who have distinguished themselves by delivering their best every day.

Nominees must fill out an online entry application and pay their entry fees no later than July 31. Find out more by downloading the Call for Entries and the Categories and Requirements. Submittal forms can be found here.

Looking for an inside track to win a MAME Award? You can review this year's hand-outs from the How to Enter and Win Awards session here, and watch a video that includes examples of what made past entries successful, information on what judges are looking for, tips on how to make your entry stand out, and how to avoid the most common pitfalls.

Don't Miss the En Blanc Poolside Mixer
Wear white and keep cool by the pool with drinks and appetizers at Thunder Valley!  Our Business Exchange Mixers are a great opportunity to network with your BIA colleagues and friends.
Super fun sponsor opportunities available, check them out here.

Register Today for the Following BIA Events
Click here  to view more 2018 BIA events.
Full-time Construction Teacher Needed
Woodcreek High School in Roseville is looking for a full-time construction teacher.  This highly regarded program follows the Building Industry Technology Academy curriculum that is sponsored by the California Homebuilding Foundation.  

If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for this position, please check out the posting here.  Preserving and enhancing these high school construction training programs is a service to young seeking to learn hands-on skills, and is vital to our interests as an industry.
75th Anniversary Commemorative Book 
Reserve Space for a Company Profile Now! 
Don't miss the chance to have your company featured in the 75th Anniversary Commemorative Book.  Company profile opportunities are available but limited:
  • 1 page - $1,000, limited to 4 
  • 1/2 page - $750, limited to 4 
  • 1/4 page - $500, limited to 8 

Deadline for submitting materials needed for company profile pages is September 1. 

The Commemorative Book will be a hard bound, keepsake coffee table book highlighting 75 historic events, insights and accomplishments throughout the past 75 years of the home building industry, recognizing the Diamond Anniversary of the North State BIA. More information can be found here or by emailing Angela.  

The book will be available in November for $50 each, just in time for holiday gift-giving.   Great for lobby reading and display. 
Registration for Single Teams Open Now! 
Take a shot at ending homelessness! Join the 15th Annual Trap Shoot Fundraiser! Open to all skill levels, players must be over 18 years old. Enjoy a full day of fun and help prevent homelessness in our community! More information can be found here

Volunteers Still Needed for the 15th Annual Trap Shoot
The 15th annual Trap Shoot is coming up on August 24. This is HomeAid's largest fundraiser of the year, and there is still a need for volunteers to help HomeAid pull off another great event. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities available as well. Please email Vangelina  if you are interested in either.

Cycling for a Better Tomorrow 
Cycling for a Better Tomorrow is coming up on September 29th.  This event helps raise money for HomeAid Sacramento, as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation. 

Cycling for a Better Tomorrow takes place at McBean park in Lincoln, CA. There are three courses which allow riders of all skill levels to participate. Come support a great cause and have fun riding your bike through the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills.  To register and pick your course click  here
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