Last week at the New Year Celebration, I touched on the HBA of F-M’s priorities for 2022. There is no doubt that we need your engagement and support as members and community leaders now more than ever. Below are some high-level priorities that are being addressed. Please reach out to me or the office if you have any questions and would like to get more involved. Our power is in our members’ thoughts, voices and actions.
As an Association, we face administrative challenges in generating income streams to offset declines in trade show attendance and what we hope is a short-term lull in Parade of Homes inventory by our Builder members. This revenue is what helps us serve our industry through advocacy, public affairs, education and so much more.
One of these opportunities is our Very Invested Partner program (VIP). This annual sponsorship program is a way to support your local association while outlining exclusive benefits you’d like to receive throughout the year. Contact Spencer Carlson for more details.
A second is to revitalize the 2022 and 2023 Home & Garden Show and explore alternative events to help market this great industry.
A third is to explore options for change regarding the Fargo-Moorhead Home Builders Health Plan & Trust for product pricing and expanding to other territories.
Your Association staff regularly engages with Kayla Pulvermacher, the new North Dakota Association of Builders executive officer and is actively supporting the effort to build a state team of executives at each local association.
Regarding the workforce crisis we are:
Relating to public affairs and advocacy, we will take active roles in:
When it comes to membership, we want to recruit 80 new members and get back to a 91% retention rate, while focusing on engaging our first, second and third-year members.
Each fall, the HBA board approves priorities for the upcoming year. If you want to see the full report, please contact the HBA office at (701) 232-5846 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to reach out if you'd like to learn how to get more involved. You are our strength.