|Kim Hefner, 2014 NAHB Associate Members Chairman|
The descriptions of the 5 awards/inductions are:
1. Associate of the Year
(Presented to the most outstanding associate member for his/her dedication and proactive leadership at the local, state and, with heavy emphasis, the national level. The voting is based on a points system with past winners and builders as the judges.)
2. Bill Polley BUILD-PAC Award
(The associate member who's dedication in political fund raising efforts and helping to expand the importance of political action. The award was named after Bill Polley. Bill passed away several years ago but his political activism lives on.)
3. The B.E.A.M. Award
Given to the builder who best exemplifies NAHB's motto "It's good business to do business with a member." BEAM stands for Builders Engaging Associate Members
4. The Chairman's Award
Given to an associate who went"above and beyond the call of duty" on behalf of the Associate Members Committee.
5. Induction into the Society of Honored Associates
(3 of 4 finalists for Associate of the Year)
Drum roll please.................
Inductees into the Society of Honored Associates
The NAHB members, from around The Federation, congratulate you. Bravo!
I encourage associates from all over the country to make sure your state HBA submits names to NAHB staff member Sonora Munks (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sonora will send to you the forms needed for submission. It is a great way to make sure the country knows who you are proud of back home.
Here are links to all the past award winners. Their efforts will never be forgotten!
Associate of the Year (click here)
Chairman's Award (click here)
Bill Polley BUILD-PAC Award (click here)
BEAM Award (click here)
Society of Honored Associates (click here)
I would like to hand off the Associate Members Committee to Louisiana's pride and joy, Michael LeCorgne. Michael just completed his two year commitment as BUILD-PAC's Accoiate Vice Chairman and now begins his year as Associate Members Committee Chairman. He has been a tremendous asset during my year as chairman and I am excited to see how this year unfold with Michael at the helm.