Tradesmen Education Council
Chair - Mary Jordan, Gulf Coast Insurance
The Tradesmen Education Council operates as a Council of the Home Builders Association of West Florida, Inc., affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.
The Home Builders Association of West Florida supports the next generation of construction professionals through sponsorship of the Trades Education. The HBA Trades Scholarship Program enables students from any Northwest Florida vocational program to continue their education; receiving valuable vocational certifications that will help them launch a successful construction career.
Chair - Suzanne Pollard Spann, Legacy Insurance Brokers
The strength of the home building industry is fundamental to the strength of our nation. Our industry is responsible for providing shelter and comfort for our families, safety and protection for our communities, and millions of jobs for the economy. The Membership Committee recruits new members and also works to retain existing members. Membership is the lifeblood of the HBA.
Cost & Codes Committee
Reviews issues affecting inspections and permitting, its goal is to streamline the permitting process; review codes and standards issues.
Sales and Marketing Council
Chair, Lindy Hurd, First International Title
The Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) connects Builders and Associates to provide an opportunity to exchange ideas, and develop professional skills. Through innovative educational programs and networking events, the SMC provides valuable tools for sales and marketing professionals. This Committee will appeal to those members who are involved in selling and marketing new homes.
Governmental Affairs Committee
Stays abreast of local Comprehensive Plans and Land Development Codes issues to make sure unnecessary regulations do not stifle the home building process.