COUNCILS & COMMITTEES
Volunteering your time to support the industry directly supports the maximization of your membership return. We know through many testimonials that this is the best way to expand your network. No matter your business category, BIA has a variety of specialized committees and councils that you can choose from based on your specific interest and expertise. There are dozens of ways you can help your industry and your business by volunteering at the BIA. This is also a great opportunity to meet and be known to other industry professionals.
Click on the links below to learn more about BIA Councils and Committees and for contact information for joining.
BUILDING RESOURCES COUNCIL
This council represents the consulting side of the industry. These individuals are asked to use their expertise to help support issues that are being driven by our Public Policy Council and other legislative efforts. They are also responsible for educational seminars that pertain to their niche of the industry. This council is open to anyone who is involved in the development process. Staff Contact: Angeli Calinog | firstname.lastname@example.org
SALES & MARKETING COUNCIL
This council represents all the categories that support the sales & marketing functions of the industry. The individuals range from sales/marketing representatives of builders to all companies that feed into this group such as sign companies, interior designers, mortgage companies, etc. This is an ideal group for anyone in sales, marketing, or new business development for the industry. There is a separate membership fee of $65 for this council. Staff Contact: Danielle Grommersch | email@example.com
SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS COUNCIL
This council is in place to move forward issues that pertain to the subcontractor. Educational seminars and other specific subcommittees will be the driver of this group. This council is open to anyone who is a subcontractor, remodeler, or custom builder and can attend the SCC board meeting each month. Staff Contact: Robin Richardson | firstname.lastname@example.org
Y|GEN – THE YOUNG GENERATION OF LEADERS
Often referred to as the next generation of leaders, this council is more age-specific. This is an ideal council for someone in your company who falls in between the young 20s to 30s. Professional growth and ability to network with others who will be in leadership roles at the same time in the future is a big appeal for joining. They also include a mentor program, skills seminars, building tours, and council-specific social networking events. There is a separate membership fee for this council of $100. Staff Contact: Danielle Grommersch | email@example.com
PUBLIC POLICY COUNCIL
At the direction of the Board of Directors, this council drives the legislative priority list and manages multiple issues affecting the industry. In addition, they work closely with the experts within the BRC to address issues. This council is by invitation only, but guests can be invited to attend meetings based on qualifications. Staff Contact: Matt Adams | firstname.lastname@example.org
This council drives the issues relating to urban building for both for-sale product and for-lease product. Most of the emphasis is on downtown, but can be for other pockets within San Diego County. This council seeks BIA members with expertise or projects in an urban region. Staff Contact: Matt Adams | email@example.com
Help determine how we communicate with our membership and the external public. This council is ideal for those in a communications/marketing role within your own company. Take a lead role in supporting the continuing adjustment of the association’s brand. The staff contact is Michael Harris.
As a member of the Events Committee, you will have an opportunity to shape how the events are created and managed. This committee has representatives from each of the four councils listed above, so you can network within the meetings with a wide-range of individuals. The staff contact is Karla Valeri.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMITTEE
As Redevelopment Agencies have gone away, housing affordability products will take a more visible place within projects. This committee will help drive and influence this discussion with different municipalities throughout San Diego County. A BIA San Diego member can be invited to this committee by the BIA San Diego’s Sr. Public Policy Advisor. The staff contact is Mike McSweeney.
Membership is at the heart of our association. Recruiting and retaining members is critical for the association to be as effective as possible. If you don’t mind calling and emailing a wide range of people and representing the BIA, then we need your efforts. No matter what your company’s industry niche, we can use someone who understands the value of the BIA and is passionate about helping it grow. Staff Contact: Robin Richardson | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Membership Committee meets on the second Thursday of each month at 11:30am at the BIA offices. This is a lunch meeting so please RSVP by the Monday prior to the meeting so we can order food accordingly.
NORTH COUNTY LEGISLATIVE
All aspects of the building industry in North San Diego County, including City Councils, planning commissions, water districts, etc. that need influence or experts on particular issues. This is an open committee that can be attended by anyone who has expertise or business within the North County region. This committee provides a monthly guest speaker with input on the topic and face time with policymakers and allows you the ability to create positive relationships. The staff contact is Michael McSweeney.
SOUTH COUNTY LEGISLATIVE
All aspects of the building industry in South San Diego County, including City Councils, planning commissions, water districts, etc. that need influence or experts on particular issues. This is an open committee that can be attended by anyone who has expertise or business within the South County region. The staff contact is Angeli Calinog.
POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
As a representative of the building industry, this committee interviews candidates and makes recommendations for office in the jurisdictions throughout San Diego County and evaluates ballot initiatives affecting the Building Industry. The committee then provides recommendations to the BIA Political Action Committee for consideration. This committee is by invitation only, but guests can be invited to attend meetings based on qualifications. The staff contact is Matt Adams.
CITY / COUNTY LEGISLATIVE
Based on the direction of the Public Policy Council, this committee addresses issues that pertain to all aspects of the building industry for the City of San Diego and the unincorporated areas of the County of San Diego. This is an open committee. The staff contact is Angeli Calinog.
STORMWATER TASK FORCE
This committee is tasked with helping to formulate the industry’s responses to stormwater regulations in our region. The Stormwater Task Force seeks BIA members with expertise and understanding of these regulations to work collaboratively with the local jurisdictions and regulatory agencies, and to make the regulations work for the industry and community. The staff contact is Michael McSweeney.