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Advocacy

HBA PAC (CBBT) Endorses Candidates

Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow (CBBT), is the PAC of the HBA and has endorsed these candidates for local municipal elections in our area. Candidates were endorsed following an interview process about their views on issues affecting the residential building industry and community development. Read more about the candidates below – and be sure…

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Election Day April 6 – 2021

Good Government Candidates April 2021

April 6, 2021 is an important election for Springfield and many surrounding communities. The Springfield Good Government Committee – a partnership between the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield – has endorsed candidates for Springfield City Council.

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Volunteers Needed for Local Boards and Commissions

The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include: Traffic Advisory Board (seven openings) Advises the Traffic Engineer, Chief of Police, City Manager and City Council of ways and means for improving traffic conditions and/or enforcement of traffic regulations. More Traffic Advisory Board information     Apply…

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Springfield Good Government Committee Endorsements

Springfield Good Government Committee to recruits, trains, endorses and supports candidates for nonpartisan races for Springfield City Council. The Springfield Good Government Committee has endorsed the following candidate for the April 6 election: Ken McClure, Mayor Matt Simpson, Zone 4 Heather Hardinger, General Seat A Brent Brown, General Seat B We will be sharing additional…

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E-City and Plan Review Submittal

Updated E-City and Plan Review Submittal Building Development Services, Information Systems and other departments within the City of Springfield have been working very hard in making some much needed changes to eCity, their forward facing software that is used mainly for requesting inspections and applying for permits.  The program was updated November 19th with an…

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International Energy Conservation Code – Short Term Win for Future Homeowners

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield recently wrapped up an 18-month long process updating the city’s building codes. Much of that focus has been centered around the International Energy Conservation Code ®(IECC). Outside interest groups were pushing for an immediate full adoption of the of the 2018 IECC, which would add burdensome costs to…

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Greene County Presiding Commissioner Candidate Bob Dixon

The HBA Political & Legislative Advocacy committee routinely meets with and interviews political candidates. This month, they met with Bob Dixon, candidate for Greene County Presiding Commissioner. Next month, the committee plans to meet with Bob Cirtin.  

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Peter Kinder visits with HBA Members

Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder visited with HBA members this week. During this visit, Lt. Governor Kinder, who is currently campaigning to become the Republican candidate for Governor of Missouri,  summarized what he has accomplished during his political career. In addition, he laid out some of his goals and how they would affect the housing industry, should he…

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May 2016 HBA Membership Event – Directory and Advocacy

Thank you to everyone that attended the HBA membership event this month! Everyone walked away with a brand-new HBA Membership Directory and a better understanding of what advocacy is and why it matters to everyone! A special thank you to Representative Kevin Austin and Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Cirtin for helping with our activities.…

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Home Fire Sprinkler Summit – March 23rd

The City of Springfield Fire Department and the Missouri Fire Sprinkler Coalition have partnered together to host the Home Fire Sprinkler Summit on March 23rd at the Springfield Police & Fire Training Center (see images below for details). All HBA members are invited to attend this educational opportunity at no charge. The event is scheduled…

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HBA Meets with Senator Wasson and Representative Hough

During the HBA Political and Legislative Advocacy committee meeting on December 17, we were joined by State Senator Jay Wasson and State Representative Lincoln Hough to discuss the upcoming Legislative Session beginning January 6, 2016. Priorities that each legislative body will be working on include: transportation infrastructure fixes, ethics reform, the state budget, and a…

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Court Blocks Waterways – NAHB Works to Stop Floodplain Regulations

Court blocks Waterways of the United States ruling and NAHB works to stop floodplain regulations. The Obama Administration is looking to expand protection of waterways and floodplains in the United States by promulgating rules from the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers. The EPA and supporters of The Waterways of the United States rule say…

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A Commissioner, Senator and Representative Walk into a Bar

What happens when a Commissioner, a Senator, and a Representative all walk into a bar? Okay, the title was definitely meant to get your attention, but our advocacy and membership event was a lot of fun last Tuesday night. We were joined by Greene County Presiding Commissioner Bob Cirtin, State Senator Jay Wasson, and State…

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