April 15, 2019
Off to a Great Start    
Phil Rodriguez, Chair of the Board  
The North State BIA has hit the ground running in 2019 with an outstanding first quarter. At the end of 2018, there was a hint of uncertainty about what would be in store for us in the coming year, but as always hard work and perseverance has led to a banner start. 

Over the past few months we have seen high attendance and engagement from our members, as well as an increase of new members. Since January 1, we have 29 new members and membership currently sits at 532. More encouraging still, the attendance at events since the beginning of the year has been overwhelming.  The annual Crab Feed sold out and the upcoming Spring Golf Tournament sold out in just over an hour.  Our members are engaged and involved which is clear evidence of a strong association community. 

The government affairs team has been hard at work for the building industry in the first quarter. When the state of California moved to implement new regulations for building in areas where wetlands are present, the government affairs team moved to action and advised and were successful in proving to the state that the proposed new regulations would duplicate permitting processes in areas where local regulations were already in place. 

All this work and engagement is important so our industry can continue to flourish. In the first three months of this year, our BIA builder members have sold 1,328 homes and have welcomed 33,283 potential homebuyers into their communities.  In two of the first three months of this year, sales surpassed those of last year which indicates we are still on an upward trajectory.  

I am so proud to be leading an association with so many accomplishments in a short time all due to our combined efforts as an association.  However, as always, we need to stay focused on the future.  I encourage all of you to stay active and engaged, bring in new members, and continue working hard to keep our industry moving forward. We are stronger together and our work so far this year has proven that to ring true.    

Phil Rodriguez 
Chair of the Board, North State BIA      

City of Sacramento Councilmember Jeff Harris Speaks to Builder Developer Council
Last week, District 3 Councilmember Jeff Harris spoke to the Sacramento Area BDC about new and upcoming projects within Sacramento, including McKinley Village, Sutter Park, Parkebridge, and an upcoming project with Symphony Development on 65th Street.  Harris hopes to encourage development around 65th/Folsom, including a University Village, to both increase mobility and decrease vehicle miles travelled and greenhouse gas emissions. He also spoke in support of financing programs, in order to encourage housing throughout Sacramento.

Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Hiring Executive Director
The Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce which seeks to advocate for business and be a resource for the community, is looking for a new executive director. Please email  admin@lincolnchamber.com to receive a job description and submit all forms by today, April 15th, 2019.
Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (SCIP) 2019B Applications Due May 1st
California Statewide Communities Development Authority's (CSCDA) first annual issuance of SCIP pooled financing Bonds is underway for 2019. There are currently 17 participating projects, all new single-family or multi-family residential developments located throughout 8 different counties in California. The anticipated size of the bond issue is between $40 and 45 million in par amount, planned to price this April and close in May. CSCDA is accepting applications through May 1st for the Statewide Community Infrastructure Program's Annual Fall "Series B" financing, expected to price in August and close in September 2019. The application to do so is found  here.
Save the Date - "The Gambler" Poker Tournament 
Save the date for Friday, July 19th at 5:00pm for The Gambler poker tournament in Roseville! This fun night of nefarious activity will benefit the North State Building Industry Foundation and will feature a regulation poker tournament. To hold your spot email Angela.  $75 per entry.  

Register Now for PCBC 
Register today to access cutting-edge homebuilding products on our expanded Exhibit Floor, trends and industry highlights through the education and cultivated opportunities to connect with industry titans. Make the most of your investment by  registering early to receive an additional discount! 

May 29: Pre-Conference Events 
May 30-31: Exhibits & Conference 
San Francisco, Moscone Center 

Professional Women in Building (PWB)
The  CBIA Professional Women in Building (PWB)are dedicated to supporting the efforts of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) and creating a community for women in building to make change and have their voices be heard. Join CBIA PWB for our upcoming 2019 events:
Register Today for the Following BIA Events
May 7
May 14 
May 16 Builders and Brews - Cliff House Folsom 
May 29 - 31 PCBC, San Francisco, Moscone Center, San Francisco 
June 5  Habitat Conservation Plan Workshop - Roseville 
  Click here  to view 2019 BIA events.

The Idea District - The Name Game Sponsors 
We had a great evening at The Idea District - The Name Game. Attendees got to listen to Steve Cecil with Wherewords.com talk about how his fascination with words began and how he created his own company naming products, companies and slogans.  What a fun night thanks to our sponsors. 
Annual Sponsors 
Blue Mountain Construction Services
Jeffrey DeMure + Associates 

Pay it Forward Sponsor
Creative Marketing 
Sips Sponsor 
PAIR Design 

Bites Sponsor 
Davies Imaging Group 
Wells Fargo 1510 Arden Way and HomeAid Sacramento partnered together in a dorm makeover at the Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento on Friday, April 5th.  The Wells Fargo volunteers painted five bedrooms and a common area. They also tore up all of the dorm carpeting. 
HomeAid has purchased new flooring with funds donated from Wells Fargo and will have the flooring installed later in April.
We were thrilled to be on Good Day Sacramento and the CBS 13 News at Noon.
Marquee Media Partners with the Foundation to Get the Word Out
Thank you again to Marquee Media for the artwork and billboard space to advertise the Skilled Trades Job Fair. We appreciate your talent and support of the homebuilding industry.

Our very own Clare Vanderpool and Mike Strech each took a photo of the billboard, but unfortunately for them, they weren't eligible for the $50 gift card prize. Be the first BIA member to email Amanda referencing the billboard and win the $50 gift card prize. 
National Volunteer Week
The Foundation could not do all that it does without its volunteers. We appreciate all of our volunteers and the work they do, but in honor of last weeks National Volunteer Week we wanted to highlight a few! 

Sunny Mills has been an OSY Program Volunteer for 4 years. You can usually find her at an OSY workshop on a Wednesday, helping our youth develop their work readiness skills. A former teacher, Sunny easily connects with the youth.

Nicholas Winn, COO of Winsol Groundworks, supports OSY as a WEX Employer, program guest speaker and volunteer. His enthusiasm and energy gives OSY a great boost.

Sean Hagerty has been volunteering with OSY for 2 years. He helps with instruction, mentors young men and helps them shop for work clothing as part of supportive services. Sean is passionate about making sure our OSY succeed.

Also, we are excited that Rob Penrod, who recently retired from Villara, will be helping the Foundation with their workforce development efforts. 

May is NSBIA Open Enrollment Month    
May is Open Enrollment month for all NSBIA members for Kaiser through Ames Grenz Insurance Services.  All NSBIA individual and group members are eligible to enroll in any of the Kaiser Association medical plans for a June 1st, 2019 effective date.  To learn more, click here

NAHB Member Benefits
All North State BIA members automatically become NAHB members. As a benefit of being a member, you have access to discounts and savings opportunities offered by many top companies.
NAHB members can access each program using the co-branded links below, or  download an overview of all discounts including phone numbers and program codes.
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