Tulsa HBA Wins National Awards

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WINNERS: Jeffrey Smith, Executive Officer of the Tulsa Home Builders Association with Mike Means, Executive Officers Council President and Executive Vice President of the Oklahoma Home Builders Association.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa was honored with two national awards, the Best Association Operations Program and Best Membership Recruitment Plan Implemented, at the National Association of Home Builders Association Management Conference in July
The Best Association Operations Program was given for the creation of the Membership Center, where all members can find available resources and tools to benefit their membership all in one place. The Best Recruitment Plan award was given for the Fall 2018 Paradise is Calling membership drive, where the Tulsa HBA recruited over 80 members.
“These awards illustrate the innovative programs that HBAs across the NAHB Federation are developing for their members,” said Mike Means, Executive Officers Council (EOC) president and executive vice president of the Oklahoma HBA.
The Association Excellence Awards is an annual program designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of state and local home builders’ associations and executive officers in the field of association management. EOC membership is comprised of the staff executives who direct more than 650 NAHB-affiliated state and local home builders’ associations representing more than 140,000 home builders in communities across the United States.
The mission of the Home Builders Association is to advocate for the home building industry while promoting ethical business practices and standards. 
As “the voice of Tulsa’s housing industry,” the HBA of Greater Tulsa helps promote policies that will keep housing a local priority, and aims to provide and expand opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing.
 Founded in 1942, the HBA of Greater Tulsa currently has approximately 1,000 members. About one-third of HBA members are home builders, and/or remodelers. The remaining members are associates working in closely related fields within the housing industry, such as mortgage finance and building products and services. 
 The association is member-driven, with a professional staff of nine in Tulsa. More than 70 members serve on the association’s board of directors, which helps set the association’s agenda.
 The HBA’s various groups provide a wide range of services to members, focusing on key issues such as remodeling and green building, promotional events and philanthropy. The association also represents the industry’s interests with local government and strives to ensure that housing remains a priority when laws are made and policies are established.
 The HBA of Greater Tulsa’s builder members construct nearly 70 percent of the new homes built each year in the Tulsa Metro area.