Committees

EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Chair, Brett McManigal, Dakota Craft Builders Supply
  • Awards two scholarships annually to a child or grandchild of an owner or employee of a Black Hills Home Builders Association Membership.
  • Oversees and coordinates all matters relating to the educational activities offered by the association.
  • Selects, promotes, and coordinates educational programming for the general membership of the association to ensure members' needs are met.
  • Seeks and recommends opportunities for the association to promote educational activities.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Chair, Jeff Lage, *Villagio, LLC & Daene Boomsma, Boom Construction
  • Stays abreast of local, state and national legislative issues; recommends association policy on legislative, regulatory, and legal issues to the Board of Directors.
  • Oversees and coordinates the government affairs, activities and programs of the association in order to execute the public policy goals and objectives of the association.
  • Monitors and tracks government activities and issues that may have an impact on the industry.
  • Conducts research where necessary.
  • Develops personal relationships with public (municipal, county, regional, state and national) officials.
  • Prepares regular communications regarding actions by local government for distribution to members.
  • Develops and implements a system to alert members regarding pending government issues of interest to industry.
  • Oversees a political action committee to raise funds to assist candidates for local office.
  • Acts as the liaison with state and national government affairs committees and garners support among local members for state and national initiatives.

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATES COMMITTEE

Chair, Jay Mendel, Mendel's Masonry & Construction
  • Identifies and recruits new members of the association and promotes involvement in all association programs and activities.
  • Works in conjunction with staff to establish goals; immediate and long-range; plans and conducts programs for membership development; conducts incentive and recognition.
  • Plans and conducts New Member Orientations; develops appropriate recognition and welcoming of new members; develops and conducts a membership retention program.
  • Provides for appropriate recognition of new members and their sponsors.
  • Reviews and selects membership materials available from NAHB and other sources.
  • Oversees the awarding of Spike Club credits.
  • Coordinates Spike Appreciation Month activities and other Spike recognition programs.
  • Coordinates membership promotions with NAHB and state contests and drives.
  • Recommends and assists in the production of local membership materials and brochures.
  • Plans and organizes a schedule of social activities to take place at regular intervals throughout the year.
  • Plans informative programs and secures speakers for monthly Black Hills Home Builders Association membership meetings.
  • Develops other Black Hills Home Builders Association services to meet member needs.
  • Reports on progress to the Board of Directors and membership.

HOME SHOW COMMITTEE

Chair, Shane Regelin, Heartland Pella
  • Working in conjunction with staff the committee plans, develops, organizes, oversees, produces and promotes all aspects of the association’s annual Black Hills Home Builders Association Home Show.
  • Develops and updates annually a set of rules and regulations governing the event and a budget to ensure the program meets anticipated revenues.
  • Encourages full member participation at the event and helps promote the home show and sale of exhibit space through brochures, advertising, and publicity.

PARADE OF HOMES COMMITTEE

Chair, Jeff Weidenbach, Weidenbach Brothers Construction
  • Plans, organizes, produces, oversees and promotes all aspects of the association’s annual spring and fall Parade of Homes events, including the Parade of Homes guide.
  • Develops and updates annually a set of rules and regulations governing the event and a budget to ensure the program meets anticipated revenues.
  • Coordinates all logistics for the Parade, including building registration, volunteer participation, and public participation.

GOLF COMMITTEE

Chair, Zach Shull, Knecht Home Center
  • Plans, organizes, produces and promotes the annual Black Hills Home Builders Association golf tournament in the Fall.

HOME BUILDERS CARE

Chair, Tyler Tribby, Premier Home Mortgage
  •  Plans and organizes requests from the community for improvement projects of income eligible people in the community.

BUILDPAC (Political Action Committee)

Chair, Jay Mendel, Mendel's Masonry & Construction
  • Responsible for coordination and execution of fund-raising events for the local BuildPAC fund; also keeps membership informed of BuildPAC activities and disbursements of funds to political candidates on the state, local and national level.
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