Highlights from the Board of Directors Meeting
With the introduction of an innovative new format, NAHB’s 2018 Midyear Meeting provided board of directors members with a collaborative, personalized experience as they focused on key issues affecting housing and the association.
NAHB Chairman Randy Noel provides details about NAHB’s vigorous, multi-disciplinary effort to get the U.S. and Canada back to the negotiating table to carve out a trade agreement on lumber imports. The new resource that Noel cites is at NAHBHousingPortal.org
Because tariffs on lumber imported from Canada have resulted in high prices and lumber shortages, the NAHB Board of Directors sent a terse message to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Read NAHBNow blog coverage.
NAHB Chief Economist Rob Dietz provides a detailed analysis of the nation’s economy and housing market.
After polling the board about member recruitment efforts, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel discusses recruitment efforts, tools and incentives with Membership Committee Chair, Carol Morgan.
Immediate Past Chairman Granger MacDonald introduces Jerry Konter of Savannah, Georgia, the candidate for 2019 NAHB Third Vice Chairman.
With home building experiencing a serious shortage of skilled workers, Chairman Randy Noel pledged at a White House event that NAHB will help to prepare workers for home building careers. Bob Camp, chairman of NAHB’s Workforce Development Task Force, and Tim Ruth, chairman of NAHB Student Chapters, explain initiatives and efforts.
NAHB Chairman Randy Noel issues a member recruitment challenge to the board of directors, and Membership Chair Carol Morgan tells about an exclusive benefit at the IBS for key recruiters.
Dave Sowders, the chairman of NAHB’s Construction Codes and Standards Committee, asks members to work with local code officials to ensure that building codes are practical and cost-effective. Sowders also explains how the NAHB Advocacy App can help with that effort. Learn more about the ‘One and Done’ codes effort.
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