Committees and Councils

2024 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 Ali Salow — 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.


Events Committee

Puts on the Parade of Homes, The Home Show, Nail Drivers Open golf outing, Professional Women in Building Council quarterly socials and monthly membership meetings. The Events Committee is overseen by President Andy Hodge. 

The Parade of Homes and The Home Show are focus committees and require firm commitments. The Parade of Homes is overseen by the 2nd Vice President Jason Walton. Visit The Home Show is, April 26-28 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds visit, and overseen by 1st Vice President Jennie Wunderlich. For events outside the two focus committees, members may help with as much as they wish. The Professional Women in Building, overseen by Melissa Schooley executes quarterly socials and oversees fundraising activities.



Andy Hodge, President; Jennie Wunderlich, 1st VP

Ali Salow Executive Officer

2024 Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes 

2024 Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes Dates and Times:

Sat, June 8
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun, June 9
Noon to 5 p.m.
Tues, June 11
Thurs, June 13
Sat, June 15
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun, June 16
Noon to 5 p.m.

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



Parade of Homes Committee

The Parade of Homes Committee Chair is Robin Sueppel 


The Iowa City Area HBA Home & Garden Show

The Home Show is April 26-28 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Visit Daily giveaway contests, featured vendors, Love Iowa products and Expert Q&As are some of the highlights.

Home Show Committee Chair, Art Floss

Education/Vocational Training Council Committee

Identifies and plans educational opportunities for members and promotes the trades to our future workforce. 



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 member Mike Pugh oversees the Legislative Committee.


Legislative Committee, chaired by Mike Pugh.

Business/Governance Committee

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


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 $75 membership fee applies. 

2024 Iowa City Area HBA Remodelers Parade Dates and Times: 
Saturday, June 8: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 9: Noon – 5 p.m.

The Remodelers Council is chaired by Heather Kuenster

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.


Professional Women in Building

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 Professional Women in Building Council is chaired by Brogan Messer and Diavi McDuffy.

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 Tyesha Perry co-chair the YPN.

Brogan Messer (left) and Tyesha Perry. 


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