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Good morning, I hope that you and your family had a wonderful holiday weekend celebrating Independence Day.  It’s hard to believe that we are nearly halfway through summer.

Colorado Association of Home Builders is hosting an in-person annual meeting on July 15 and 16 in Colorado Springs. The annual meeting will kick off Thursday, July 15, with a cocktail party from 5:30 to 8 o’clock at Phantom Canyon Brewing Company. We will meet the next day at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation. Our guest speakers will be Carl Harris, NAHB’s Third Vice Chairman of the Board for 2021, and Jonathan Falk, a disaster relief field specialist. For more information and to register for the annual meeting, please contact Corinne Burch at corinne@hbacolorado.com or 303-691-2242.

For the CAHB team, we just wrapped up the 2021 COVID-delayed legislative session. The session was challenging, with numerous bills looking to reshape Colorado’s business climate, labor laws and tax policy. The CAHB and our industry partners were able to hold back some very concerning policy changes while still putting up a few wins for our industry. I would like to thank the members of our Government Affairs Committee, led by chairwoman Jennifer Ivey, and the CAHB’s lobbying team for their dedication in this challenging session.

If you have not read it yet, the CAHB’s legislative wrap up email and report from our lobbying team was sent out last week. I highly recommend reviewing that report by clicking here.  Now we turn our attention toward the redistricting for Congress and the statehouse, interim committees, rulemakings and other regulatory activities that will surely fill the days ahead of the next legislative session.

As summer arrived, the CAHB and the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver hit the mid-year point on our shared services agreement. To better serve our members, the two HBA’s agreed last winter to share staffing, office space and administrative services. Both HBAs are now fully staffed and providing full membership services, including events, networking and education opportunities, and state and local advocacy.

The shared services agreement has allowed Cassie Prestfeldt to fully dive into her new role as CAHB’s Field Representative. Cassie has been on the road, meeting with local HBAs and their members to help strengthen our HBA ties across Colorado. If you have not done so, please reach out to Cassie to invite her to a local HBA event or to let her know what’s going on in your community. She—and the entire CAHB staff—are here to help strengthen your association and support all of our HBA members. Cassie can be reached at cassie@hbacolorado.com.

Finally, be sure to check out—and utilize—CAHB’s different member-benefit programs. You can review these programs by visiting https://www.hbacolorado.com/membership.  These programs are meant to help save your business money while providing valuable services and resources to your company and employees.  One of those programs is the HBA’s partnership with Pinnacol Assurance, AGC of Colorado, the Colorado Contractors Association and IEC of Southern Colorado to reduce workers’ compensation costs by promoting safety and claims-management practices in the workplace.

This program brings together businesses with common risks that are committed to maintaining and enhancing industry-leading safety and claims management practices. If your company qualifies for the program, you will receive access to resources and assistance for establishing safe-working conditions. By participating, your company may also qualify for discounts on workers-comp premiums and a safety group program dividend. Please take a look and consider if this program will help improve your company’s bottom line.

With that, I’ll let you get back to your holiday-shortened work week. I know we are all very busy, juggling work and summer.  But I hope to see you at CAHB’s annual meeting in the coming weeks. It will be great to be back together working to make our industry stronger.

Thank you,

Ted Leighty

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