|President's Pen by Tamra Stier, HBA President|
By the time you read this, we hope that the last snow has fallen and spring weather is blessing our construction season.
During the past few weeks the HBA has been proactive in meeting with legislators dealing with local, state and national issues. Recently myself, Maurine Holle, Greg Gerbers and Joe Zehr attended a meeting in Indy with U. S. Senator Dan Coats. It was an extremely informative meeting and we are lucky to have his common sense representation in Washington DC. Maurine Holle and Josh Barkley attended a meeting with Marlin Stutzman and discussed the flood insurance issue along with other items. Matt Momper hosted a lunch last week for the codes committee with Allen County Building Commissioner Dave Fuller and discussed current issues that can affect affordability in our area. All this being said, I hope that you will make a reservation and attend the April 23rd General Membership Lunch meeting at Goeglein’s. We have lined up local building officials and Commissioner Nelson Peters to talk to our HBA members about local government. Rick Wajda and Cindy Bussell, from IBA, will be updating us on State legislative issues and programs available to our membership. It is a meeting you all need to attend and see up close the HBA and IBA at work for you.
The 2014 Spring Town & Country New Home and Specialty Retail Tour is coming up the weekends of April 26 & 27 and May 3 & 4. We appreciate the support of all the builders, developers, vendors and advertisers who are participating in the show. Please mention the show to your contacts and feel free to promote the show in any way you can to benefit the industry.
I would also like to encourage you all to make a donation to the Gateway School in Rajamundry. We all need to help those less fortunate. Any donation large or small will be truly appreciated.
Wishing you all a busy and profitable construction season.