The Bill Polley BUILD-PAC Award was established in 2000 by NAHB's BUILD-PAC to recognize the most outstanding associate member advocate on the local, state and national levels. Named in honor of the late Bill Polley, a past NAHB Associate, BUILD-PAC subcommittee chair and Associate Members Committee member, the award acknowledges the associate member who epitomizes Mr. Polley’s ardent loyalty and diligent fundraising efforts for BUILD-PAC.
Award recipients are selected based on their demonstrated BUILD-PAC advocacy including leadership roles in BUILD-PAC fundraising at the local, state and national level; efforts to increase associate members’ understanding of the important of BUILD-PAC and to encourage grassroots participation and growth; and overall enthusiasm and service.
A panel of three judges consisting of a past NAHB Associate Members Committee chair, BUILD-PAC subcommittee chair and BUILD-PAC subcommittee vice chair, review the nominations received and select a recipient based on the aforementioned criteria.
New this year, each local is invited to submit one (1) nominee for each award directly to national. States are still encouraged to submit one (1) nominee for each award directly to national as well. Each award is still weighted to award an individual that has excelled at the local, state and national level, and nominations should reflect that participation.
The award is presented at the Associates of Excellence Awards program held annually at the International Builders' Show.