July 22, 2019
The Foundation - Hard at Work!  
Michael Strech, President and CEO   
The North State Building Industry Foundation began its thirteenth year of operation on July 1st. Since its inception, the Foundation has been hard at work dedicating time to developing skilled workers and building programs that engage the North State BIA members and strengthen our industry for the future. 
There has long been a discussion about the need for more labor in order to build the needed homes in our area. However, in addition to this issue, we have an aging workforce and as more workers move towards retirement, we are further widening the gap if we do not engage younger workers.  The Foundation has programs that are designed to show young adults how valuable and rewarding a skilled trade job can be. 
The Summer Internship Program has just wrapped up the fifth year and has seen a total of 283 interns complete the program. High school students receive basic knowledge and hands-on experience in afterschool programs and then take that knowledge with them to the job site over the summer where they work with experienced trades building houses.  These interns are later able to apply for jobs directly with the trades, at the Senior Hiring Fair, which has a 90% hiring rate. 
Another program that the Foundation is excited about is the Construction Fundamentals Program at Sierra College.  This program is a crash course in working in the building industry to give individuals the experience needed to be hired after the twelve-week course.  This fall will be the pilot class for this program and both Sierra College and the Foundation are encouraged by early interest in the program. 
Lastly, the Out of School Youth program is currently recruiting for their next cycle of youths in need of help overcoming severe barriers to employment and success.  This program gives participants, aged 16 - 24, an opportunity to gain work experience, obtain a GED, help find full-time employment and gain valuable interview experience. This program has been a staple with the Foundation for many years and is an important part of this program.  
Still in the first month of their year, the Foundation has hit the ground running and accomplished a lot.  In addition to working with interns, recruiting for the Out of School Youth Program, and developing a brand-new college level program, the Foundation hosted a fundraiser Friday night.  This premier event was well received by both industry members and members of the community.  Learn more about the Foundation by visiting biaworkforce.com and if you are interested in getting involved email Amanda.   

Michael Strech 
President and CEO, North State BIA      

Thank You to Our Poker Tournament Sponsors! 
All In Sponsor
Taylor Morrison 

Dead Man's Hand Sponsor 
Republic Electric West 

Card Slinger Sponsor 
K. Hovnanian Homes 

Saloon Girl Round Up Sponsor 
Interior Logic Group 

Crick in the Neck Sponsors
Brookfield Residential 
Timberworks Construction 

Welcome Wagon Sponsors 
US Bank 
North State Building Industry Association 

Chuck Wagon Sponsors 
Concrete Value Corp 
Blue Mountain Construction Services 
Newmark Knight Frank 
USA Properties Fund 

Drink Doily Sponsors 
KB Home 
Capital City Drywall 

Food Doily Sponsors 
Elliott Homes 
Fiber Care Baths 

Heliography Sponsor 
Davies Imaging Group 

Signage Sponsor 
Fusion Sign and Design 

El Dorado County 2019 Traffic Impact Mitigation Fees in Effect
Last week, El Dorado County's annual adjustment to their TIM fee program went into effect. This is an interim fee to account for potential loss of revenue from federal and state grants. In the meantime, the Department of Transportation has started a major update for the TIM Fee Program and Capital Improvement Program, which will include a public outreach process. DOT will present alternatives to this interim fee on August 6th, and the Board is expected to adopt a resolution at a later date. For a full list of changes, refer to the County's long-range planning document found here.
Stockton Boulevard Corridor Study
The City of Sacramento is undertaking a study on the Stockton Boulevard corridor to increase transportation safety, mobility, and potentially include more mixed-use  housing. The street currently has high-crash corridors that do not promote walking or bicycling, and Sacramento hopes to decrease crashes and promote green transportation. The community survey can be found here.
Placer County Approves Resurfacing of 22 Miles
The Placer County Board of Supervisors recently approved a $1.2 million resurfacing project, which is in addition to the $7.3 million already dedicated to roads from SB1. The roads slated for resurfacing were decided by a previously approved list of roads marked for improvement based on traffic and necessity. These projects will improve the County's road health rating from "fair" to "good" on the Pavement Condition Index.
Last Chance to Submit MAME Entries 
Submissions for this year's MAME Awards will be accepted through July 31. MAME Forty Four 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.

Register Today for the Following BIA Events
August 1  IRM - Research and Analysis
August 2 IRM - Strategy and Implementation
August 20  Connections Mixer - Bennett's Kitchen 
  Click here  to view 2019 BIA events.

HomeAid's 16th Annual Trap Shoot 
There are still openings for Trap Shoot teams available!  Sign up and john us. 
With approximately five weeks to go until the 16th Annual   HomeAid Sacramento Trap Shoot, we have secured over 40 sponsors to underwrite the event on August 23rd.  Sacramento Windustrial has signed up as our Double Barrel sponsor, while the  North State BIA team will be our breakfast host again this year. The most recent teams to join us are from  Carson Homes and  Capital City Drywall. We are still accepting sponsorships and single teams. Please contact Amalia Griego for information at  amalia@homeaidsac.org.
Also, please be aware that on August 10th, from 10am-2pm, a memorial servicewill be held for Joan Ahart, the owner of the Coon Creek Trap Shoot Club. Her husband, George, and his team are doing well following her passing, focusing on their business efforts and preparing the celebration of her life.

North State BIA