Get Involved Through our Committees

As a CRBA member your input is needed! All you have to do is choose a committee that interests you and email the preferred staff member. Shortly after, you will be notified of the next meeting. Meetings vary as some meet monthly and others meet as needed. How many committees you join is all up to you. Whether it's one committee or all, we strongly encourage our members to get involved.

Education/CEU Committee

Identifies the educational needs of the association's membership and coordinates education activities to ensure member needs are met and remains abreast of industry issues and trends in order to provide relevant training.

Chair:  Diane Baum of Baum Environmental Group dba Discount Permit

Staff: Karen Zito, CEO

Membership Committee

Working in conjunction with staff, plans and conducts programs for membership development. Committee members assist with recruitment and retention of members while actively promoting CRBA events and programs.

Chair:  Scott Elstrott of Total Foundations

Staff: Chere Noto, Director of Membership

Workforce Development Committee

Collaborates with policymakers as well as local educators and high school students to plan effective ways to address some of the issues that have contributed to chronic labor shortages in the housing industry and misperceptions of the industry.  Committee members help raise awareness about the labor shortage issue, educate the public about job opportunities in the trades and recruit the next generation of skilled labor in the housing industry.

Chair: Dwayne Gafford of Gafford Builders

Staff: Karen Zito, CEO

CRBA Parade of Homes CommitteeParade of Homes Committee

Establishes dates for the annual Parade and develops a set of rules and regulations governing the event.  Solicits builders, advertisers and sponsors for the Parade of Homes.  Coordinates volunteer efforts for material distribution and approves promotional materials.

Chair: Chris Van Pelt of M & M Glass Co.

Staff: Taylor Anderson, Director of Marketing

Building and Remodeling Show CommitteeBuilding & Remodeling Show Committee

Works in conjunction with staff to produce the annual home expo to promote the products and services related to the home building industry.  The committee develops special events and attractions and updates rules and regulations governing the event. Coordinates volunteers to work during move-in and show hours.

Chair: Kathy Simoneaux of Acadian House Kitchen & Bath

Staff:  Taylor Anderson, Director of Marketing