NAHB Area 10 Caucus Report
On June 18, Area 10 members (ND, SD, MN, IA and WI) met to discuss national and state updates at the 2022 National Association of Home Builders' Spring Leadership Meetings in Washington D.C. Talking points included:
Registration for the International Builders’ Show 2023 in Las Vegas opens Sept. 1.
The Associates Committee is now going to have their own shop talks. This is similar to NAHB’s IDEAS app which provides news, trends, and techniques for the industry.
Regarding construction codes and standards, there are four people with seats on the code's council. There is a 79% success rate.
Aug. 15 is the voting deadline to get building officials registered for cdpACCESS. This is where they can be registered to vote remotely on building codes.
There was discussion around having an Area 10 summit on career academies to discuss what is working and what isn’t. Minneapolis would likely be the location because of its centrality and there’s a chance the HBA of F-M is going to be asked to be a part of advisory committees.
HBA of F-M members who participated in the caucus meeting include:
Present on the pannel was NAHB Senior Life Director Don Dabbert, Jr., Dabbert Custom Homes.
Minnesota election information
In Minnesota, winners of the following races will be elected Nov. 8 because Clay County cities do not have a primary election. Watch for updates on the HBA's involvement soon. Deadline to file for city races is Aug. 16:
Horace Land Development Code Updates
Anti-monotony language is back; a draft was not available at press time. HBA of F-M has requested copies for leaders to review and assess as soon as it becomes available.
Upcoming HBA activity: