SLGA Awards: Nominate Those Who Stand Up for Housing
Applications are being accepted for the 16th annual State & Local Government Affairs Recognition Awards program honoring public officials and home builders associations that have advanced the needs and principles of the building industry.
The program honors elected or public officials who have gone to bat for the home building industry; home builders associations that have undertaken innovative or successful government affairs initiatives for a stronger industry; and those who have made a special effort to fulfill NAHB’s smart growth principles.
Entries are due Oct. 24 in the following categories:
- State Official of the Year
Awarded to governors, legislators and building officials who show a commitment to the housing industry over time; work against opposition in an effort to support housing issues; or implement innovative programs to assist or educate builders.
- Local Official of the Year
Awarded to mayors, city officials and building officials, as above.
- Government Affairs Program Achievement (State and Local Categories)
Awarded for legislative or regulatory efforts or educational or public relations programs that employ innovative responses to common industry issues; overcome an “impossible” problem; use coalitions, member mobilizations and technology; or enact or initiate legislation or programs in 2005 or 2006.
- Smart Growth Program Achievement
Awarded for legislative or regulatory smart growth efforts or to public officials who show commitment to NAHB’s smart growth principles (visit the Smart Growth Policy Statement available to NAHB members only on the NAHB Web site); work against opposition in an effort to support smart growth issues; or implement innovative programs to assist builders with smart growth issues.
Honorees will be recognized at an awards breakfast during the International Builders' Show in Orlando, Fla. in February. Honorees will receive an engraved award and be cited in NAHB's Nation's Building News and State & Local Reporter.
Visit www.nahb.org/slgaawards for information and an application.
For more information, e-mail Alex Strong at NAHB, or call him 800-368-5242 x8279.
Attend Upcoming Government Affairs Conference in New Orleans
The conference is for association staff members and leaders who work with their local or state governments on regulatory and other state and local government issues.