NACo Senior Officers Tour NAHB Research Center
The NAHB Research Center once again was the focus of attention on Oct. 24 as senior officers from the National Association of Counties (NACo) toured the new state-of-the-art laboratory and market research facility in Upper Marlboro, Md.
NAHB Vice President/Secretary Bob Jones hosted the tour in conjunction with NAHB Research Center President Mike Luzier.
The afternoon briefing and tour stemmed from the fifth annual NAHB & NACo Leadership Summit in Long Beach, Calif. in August, where NACo leaders expressed interest in learning more about the Research Center’s quality assurance program for builders and how it might better benefit their counties.
The tour provided another opportunity for Bob Jones to discuss the NAHB Green Building Program, which will be unveiled on Feb. 14, as well as other steps the association is taking to promote voluntary, incentive-based, green-building programs to state and local governments.
NACo senior officers taking the tour were Eric Coleman, NACo president and commissioner, Oakland County, Mich.; Valerie Brown, NACo first vice president and supervisor, Sonoma County, Calif.; Colleen Landkamer, NACo immediate past president and commissioner, Blue Earth County, Minn.; and Don Stapley, NACo president-elect and supervisor, Maricopa County, Ariz.
NACo represents 2,256 counties or 74% of the nation’s counties and 82% of its population.
NAHB is an active member of NACo’s Economic & Development Committee as well as a member of its Green Government Initiative. NACo will be hosting the 2008 NAHB & NACo Leadership Summit.
For more information, e-mail Brooke Ransom at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8584.