BIAOC COMMITTEE INFO

Committee participation is a BIA/OC members-only benefit.  

Take this opportunity to get involved by choosing a committee that interests you:

PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

The Programs Committee plans the general membership meetings that take place once a month, approximately 6 – 8 programs during the year. It is responsible for formatting programs and obtaining speakers and fundraising for their annual Underwriter Sponsorship. 

 

Chair: Mike Gartlan, KB Home

Co-Chairs: Rick Wood, TRI Pointe Homes & Steve Ormonde, Focus 360

Staff: Laura Barber, Shelby Farmer

 

Meets the 3rd Wednesday or Thursday of each month   |   BIA/OC Office   |   8:00am

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (GAC)

The GAC Committee monitors land development policies, issues and regulations of targeted cities, the County of Orange regional issues, environmental issues (ESA, water), code issues, state and federal legislations as they apply to land development issues.  The committee works to keep fees in line and responds to legislative initiatives. It also provides ongoing research and recommendations for BIA advocacy positions on local and regional county development issues.  It also covers issues related to construction quality, and code updates.

 

Chair: Mike Recupero, Mike Recupero & Associates

Co-Chair: Sean Matsler, Cox, Castle & Nicholson

Staff: Adam Wood

 

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month   I   Huitt-Zollars Office   I   11:45 am

 
 

NEXT GEN COMMITTEE

The Next Gen Group was created to promote energetic involvement in younger members and those new to the building industry. Their goal is to encourage active participation in the greater BIA/OC and develop professional skills through workshops and smaller network meetings.

 

Chair: Lindsey Kastelic, Brookfield Residential

Co-Chair: Gretchen Fuog, Ultimate New Home Sales & Marketing

Staff: Laura Barber, Shelby Farmer

 

Meets the 1st Friday of each month   I   BIA/OC Office   I   8:00am

MEMBER SERVICES & MARKETING COMMITTEE

The Member Services & Marketing Committee is designed to both enhance the member experience and engage members through marketing and incentives.  It is also designed to entice new membership and renewals.

 

Chair: Mark Himmelstein, Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP

Staff: Laura Barber, Shelby Farmer

 

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month   I   BIA/OC Office   I    9:30 am

 
 
 

URBAN INFILL &

MULTIFAMILY HOUSING COMMITTEE

The Urban Infill Committee is charged with monitoring infill opportunities in Orange County as well as presenting educational workshops in order to inform industry and public agencies of relevant issues pertaining to mid-rise/high-rise residential and mixed-use construction.

 

Co-Chair:  Eric Nelson, Trumark Homes

Co-Chair:  Ryan White, Dahlin Group Architecture l Planning

Staff: Adam Wood

 

Last Friday of each month   I   Fuscoe Engineering Office   I   8:30am

DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE (DRE) COMMITTEE

The DRE Committee focuses on minimizing and addressing California Department of Real Estate (DRE) deficiencies issued during DRE’s new residential project approval process in order to accelerate homebuilder’s ability to place new product on the market.  Please RSVP to the BIA/OC Staff if you wish to attend. 

 

Chair: Deborah Cottle, Palmieri Tyler

Co-Chair: Pamela Knudsen, Fidelity National Title

Staff: Laura Barber, Shelby Farmer

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month   I   Palmieri Tyler Office   I   8:30am

 

The below Committees meet to plan these specific events.

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

The Women’s Conference Committee plans the annual women in home building leadership conference.  The conference focuses on highlighting all the different leadership roles women have both in an outside the building industry.

 

Chair: Joan Webb, The New Home Company

Co-Chairs: Valerie Hardman, Outdoor Dimensions & Lisa Parrish, PMP Productions

Staff: Laura Barber, Shelby Farmer

 

Meets monthly as needed October – March   I   BIA/OC Office

 

GOLF COMMITTEE

The Golf Committee organizes the annual BIA/OC Golf Tournament held each year in May. Its primary function is to secure sponsorships, players and raffle prizes for the tournament.

 

Co-Chairs: Tyler Bargiel, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage & Justin Pope, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Staff: Laura Barber, Shelby Farmer

Meets monthly as needed December - May   I   BIA/OC Office

 

WINE EVENT COMMITTEE

This event benefits the Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA).

 

The Wine Event Committee organizes the annual wine & food event, which benefits the Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA). The BITA Program developed a four-year curriculum that applies the necessary high school subjects to the construction industry.  This provides insight for students into other career opportunities available to them.

 

Chair: Linda Sandusky, David Evans and Associates, Inc.

Staff:  Laura Barber, Shelby Farmer

                              

Meets monthly as needed July – October   I    BIA/OC Office

 

SOFTBALL COMMITTEE

The Softball Committee organizes the BIA/OC Softball Tournament that will be held in October.

 

Co-Chairs: Erin Meadows, First American Title Homebuilder Services & Sean Henry, First American Title Homebuilder Services

Staff: Laura Barber, Shelby Farmer

Meets monthly as needed May - October   I   BIA/OC Office

 

HOMEAID ORANGE COUNTY

HomeAid is the BIA’s non-profit charity, which builds and renovates shelters for the temporarily homeless.  Volunteers are needed to help plan & implement shelter development and their annual fundraiser: Project Playhouse. 

 

Staff: Scott Larson, Gina Scott, Julia Ung, Evan Miles, Penny Scholey

 

Call (949) 553-9510 for more information or FAX to (949) 769-8943

 

HomeAid OC is the charitable arm of the BIA

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