Committees and Councils

2021 Committees & Councils – The Greater Iowa City Area HBA

Get involved in a council, one of our four committees or a subcommittee by contacting the HBA office — (319) 351-5333 or Executive Officer Karyl Bohnsack — or a committee/council chair(s). Email links are below for committee and council leaders. Access additional contact details in our Membership Directory, which is alphabetized by company name.

 

COMMITTEES

 

Events Committee

Puts on the Parade of Homes, The Home Show, Nail Drivers Open golf outing, Women’s Council quarterly socials and monthly membership meetings. The Events Committee is overseen by President GT Karr.

The Parade of Homes and The Home Show are focus committees and require firm commitments. The Parade of Homes is overseen by 1st Vice President Melissa Schooley. Visit iowacityhomes.thegazette.com. The Home Show is virtual this year, Feb. 22 – 28 at ichomeshow.com, and overseen by 2nd Vice President Kevin McCreedy. For events outside the two focus committees, members may help with as much as they wish. The Women’s Council, co-chaired by Brogan Messer and Grace Mestad, executes quarterly socials and oversees fundraising activities.

 


Karyl Bohnsack, GT Karr, Kevin McCreedy and Melissa Schooley

 

2021 Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes 

2021 Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes Dates and Times:

Saturday, June 12: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 13: Noon – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 15: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 17: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 19: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
Sunday, June 20: Noon – 5 p.m.*

*NOTE: The Remodelers Parade is the SECOND weekend ONLY!

Visit iowacityhomes.thegazette.com.

 

 

           
The Parade of Homes Committee, co-chaired by Mitchell Manning (left) and Jason Wells.

 

The Iowa City Area HBA Virtual Home Show

The Home Show is virtual in 2021, Feb. 22 – 28 at ichomeshow.com. Daily giveaway contests, featured vendors, Love Iowa products and Expert blog and Q&As are some of the highlights.
 

            
The Home Show Committee.

 

Education/Vocational Training Council Committee

Identifies and plans educational opportunities for members and promotes the trades to our future workforce. The Education/Vocational Training Council is overseen by board members Tim Ruth, Andy Martin and Vocational Training Council President Adam Hahn.

 

         
Andy Martin, Karyl Bohnsack, Tim Ruth and Adam Hahn. 

 

Legislative Committee

Recommends policies to the association on legislative, regulatory and legal matters. Tracks and monitors issues, explores options on ways to deal with them and connects with local officials and legislative leaders. Endorses candidates for local elections and actively recruits candidates for boards and commissions. Discusses strategies and methods of advocating to gain the best possible results. Board members Mike Pugh and Glenn Siders oversee the Legislative Committee.

 

       
Legislative Commmitte, chaired by Mike Pugh.

 

Business/Governance Committee

Includes Marketing, Communications, Finance and Membership. This committee is overseen by Treasurer Marty Tuning, Membership Committee Chair Art Floss and board director Rory Triplett.

 


Art Floss, Karyl Bohnsack, Marty Tuning and Rory Triplett.

 

COUNCILS

 

Remodelers Council

Promotes the local remodeling industry by developing programs to identify, refer, recognize, endorse, educate and offer support to members. The council provides opportunities to network locally, regionally and nationally and coordinates the annual Iowa City Area HBA Remodelers Parade. Additional $55 membership fee applies. 

2021 Iowa City Area HBA Remodelers Parade Dates and Times: 
Saturday, June 19: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 20: Noon – 5 p.m.

 

           
The Remodelers Council Board of Directors, chaired by Kevin McCreedy.

 

Vocational Training Council

Assists and supports area schools in the operation of their vocational training programs. Initiatives include the Student-Built House Program, Build My Future showcase, career fairs, job shadows and guest lecturing at ACE Academy classes..

 

         
The Vocational Training Council (VTC) Board of Directors. Tim Ruth is the VTC’s president.

 

Women’s Council

Supports women in the home-building industry. Programs are designed to inform, educate and offer assistance to association members on various projects of mutual interest. The council also oversees the Iowa City Area HBA Scholarship Program and meets once per quarter. Contact the HBA office about sponsoring a program. The  Women’s Council is chaired by Brogan Messer.

 

           
Brogan Messer.

 

Young Professionals Network

Supports those new to the home-building industry, including recent graduates and members age 35 or younger changing professions or simply looking for the next step in their career. YPN offers mentorship and opportunities to build contacts during quarterly meetings. Brogan Messer and James Robinson co-chair the YPN.

 


Brogan Messer (left) and James Robinson. 

 

For information on becoming involved, contact the
Iowa City Area HBA office — (319) 351-5333 or Exeutive Officer Karyl Bohnsack — or the committee/council chair(s) via email links above or through our membership directory, which is alphabetized by company name.