October 15, 2018
Get Out and Vote!   
Rachel Bardis 2018 Chairwoman 
Did you know that in a midterm election year there are 20 percent less voters than during a presidential election year?  Here in the Sacramento region, this midterm election is an important one.  The local government elections will shape the building industry for years to come. 
The BIA Government Affairs team and our Political Action Committee work throughout the year to build good relationships with all elected officials in our area.  There are so many great candidates out there and we need to show them our support this election season.  
Months ago, the PAC and the Government Affairs team began the long process of interviewing candidates, asking them the tough questions on policies and needs in our region to ensure that they endorsed candidates that understood the housing crisis and the need to streamline building processes. Now, it is time for us to support the hard work that they have done.  
We are all invested in the building industry's success.  The best way to support our community right now is to go out and vote! Vote for the candidates who support our industry and the need for streamlining building processes.  Act to ensure that we are able to continue to build the badly needed homes in our region.   
As we have all seen over the past ten years, regulations are getting worse.  All of the work that our Government Affairs team does is made so much easier when we elect business-minded people in office. See the full list of BIA endorsed candidates below and please, go out and vote this election season, our future depends on it!
Rachel Bardis     

BIA PAC Endorsed Candidates/Measures for November 2018 Election

Elk Grove 
- Darren Suen 
- Pat Hume 
- Stephanie Nguyen 

- Kerri Howell 
- Sarah Aquino 
- Mike Kozlowski 

American Flood Control District

- Brian Holloway 

- Matt Spokely 
- Sandra Amara
- Daniel Berlant

Cordova Rec. and Park District 
- Siri Pulipati

Consumnes CSD Director 
- Jerry Braxmeyer
- Jaclyn Moreno 

El Dorado County 
- Sue Novasel 

El Dorado Irrigation District
- Pat Dwyer
- Dale Coco

Folsom School Board 
- Josh Hoover 

- Mark Crews 
- Lori Heuer
- Dan Cross
- Alyssa Silhi 

- Brian Baker
- Jeff Duncan 
- Jan Clarke 

Rancho Cordova 
- Garrett Gatewood 
- Linda Budge

- Jill Gayaldo 
- Bill Halldin 

- Krista Bernasconi 
- Pauline Roccucci
- Bruce Houdesheldt

SMUD Board
- Greg Fishman 
- Angela Spiess

West Sacramento 
- Christopher Cabaldon 
- Chris Ledesma 
- Russ Liebig 

- Rocklin - A
- Roseville - B 
- Placer High - G 
- Sacramento - U 

Roseville to Hold Measure B Open Information Sessions
In coordination with the Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (RCONA), the City will be holding two Measure B Open House Information Sessions.  Both meetings are open to the public. Community members can drop in any time during the open house to get information and ask questions about Measure B, city services and budget. The sessions will be on October 15 and 16. More information can be found  here.
SACOG and PCTPA To Hold Unmet Transit Needs Hearings
The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) will be holding its annual transit needs hearing in Galt on October 17 to help identify any unmet transit needs within the region. Additionally, the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) is in the middle of similar meetings, and will have two more on October 17 and 24. SACOG and PCTPA are looking for comments and suggestions that will help them plan and improve transit services within their respective regions. More information on SACOG's meeting can be found  here, and the flyer for PCTPA is  here.
BIA Builder/Developer Council Meetings Remaining for October
The Placer County BDC will take place on October 17th and will host Gregg McKenzie, who will speak on the Placer County Conservation Plan.  Last month's El Dorado BDC meeting decided to move all further meetings to the 4th Wednesday of each month, at 8:30am at Parker Development. As such, the El Dorado County BDC will meet next Wednesday the 24th.

2019 Chairman's Circle Now Available
Be a part of the 2019 Chairman's Circle and get amazing benefits all year long. Registrations to events, free marketing through the BIA and vendor tables at events are just some of the benefits that you will receive when you join the Chairman's Circle.  To read more about the benefits and fill out the entry form, click here. The deadline to submit is December 1. 

Register Now for the Fall Breakfast Blend!  
Our Fall Breakfast Blend is right around the corner! Get inside the mind of today's home buyer with a presentation from Metrostudy and get the most current resource book with current projects and profiles.  

Please contact Angela with questions.  Click here to register for the Breakfast Blend. 

Regional Housing Forecast 
Don't miss the 2019 Regional Housing Forecast. Esteemed speakers Adrian Foley, President and COO, Brookfield Residential, Greg Paquin, The Gregory Group and Tim Sullivan, Meyers Research will present on the current state of the housing industry throughout the region.  Register here, and for sponsorship opportunities contact Angela

Register Today for the Following BIA Events

Click here  to view more 2018 and 2019 BIA events.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Retro 80's Golf Tournament! 

First Place Team - 53
Gary Becker 
Joey Pennenman 
Mike Moreno 
Aaron Sussman 

Second Place Team - 54
Brian Skarg
Lew Wehner
Mike Frank
John Hayes 

Third Place Team - 54
Gary Derrari 
Chris Johnson
Clint Colburn
Kenneth Vaughan 

*2nd and 3rd place decided by scorecard playoff
Closest to the Pin #4 (Men) 
Chris Ward - 5'9"

Closests to the Pin #6 (Ladies) 
Lisa Edward - 2'1"

Long Drive #3 (Men) 
Mike Frank 

Long Drive #8 (Ladies) 
Robin Taylor 

Putting Contest Winner
Perry Lopez 


...And most creative tee box sponsor goes to: Huguenin Kahn LLP 

North State Building Industry Foundation's Branded Videos 
A series of videos featuring builders, students and community members, have been created by Marquee Media.  These videos will be a helpful tool in encouraging the growth of these programs and educating the community on our involvement in training youth to work in the construction industry. See one of the videos below. 

2018 Summer Internships: Employer's Perspective
2018 Summer Internships: Employer's Perspective

The North State BIF is currently working on four initiatives with the Trade Builder Alliance Council. In addition to the above, NSBIF is working on the 2019 Internship &After School Program, a program to train Builder Site Supervisors, Sierra Community College Construction Program Development and the Positive Marketing Campaign.  Please Click here to see more about these initiatives.                                

The next TBAC meeting is October 25, 3 PM at the BIA office. Please bring someone who would like to help work on these initiatives. Contact Amanda Reynaud , to be added to the mailing list.

For more information, please contact  Amanda.

Post Your Jobs on 5k in 5! 
Need construction or administrative employees?  Post your jobs on the 5K in 5 job board.   Want to offer an internship or an afterschool module? Contact Amanda Reynaud . You are missing the opportunity to reach candidates that we already know are interested in this field and are eager to work. You are encourage all of our members to get involved. This program is designed to help resolve one of the biggest problems in our industry, let's work together to solve it! 

Bob Rivinius and the Capital Cup 
The 4th Annual Capital Cup this weekend was a huge success! The event was three days of golf and sunshine with Sacramento business leaders, but most importantly, HomeAid Board member, Bob Rivinius raised over $27,000 for HomeAid to invest in its mission!  THANK YOU, Bob.

HomeAid's Painting A Better Tomorrow 
On Friday and Saturday, an army of volunteers prepped and painted a three story building at Volunteers of America's Mather Campus. The building houses  families and individuals rebuilding their lives! Special thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors ---VITEK Mortgage, Wells Fargo, Meritage Homes, Sherwin - Williams, Majestic Painting, USA Properties Fund for caring!

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