Government Affairs

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capitolThe HBRA of CT’s advocacy and issue policy efforts are governed by the association’s Government Affairs Committee, a diverse group of HBRA members from across the state. All HBRA members are invited to participate on the Government Affairs Committee, or any one or more of its issue specific GA Task Groups. You DO NOT need to know anything about the capitol or how lobbying works; what we need is your experience and expertise on industry issues – just contact Bill Ethier, HBRA CT’s CEO, at bethier@hbact.org.

The HBRA of Connecticut, Inc. represents the home building, land development and remodeling industry in Connecticut. With over 800 member firms employing over 30,000 people throughout the state; We are the “State HBRA” – the statewide component of a federation of affiliated but distinct organizations, including the National Association of Home Builders (“NAHB”) (located in Washington, DC) and four local HBRAs in Connecticut.

The state association’s Board of Directors, Senior Officers, committees, councils and task groups, working together as a team with the state staff, offer HBRA members many opportunities to solve industry problems and promote its growth, upholding the highest degree of professionalism, integrity, work ethic, association management expertise and industry knowledge;

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS – PROFESSIONAL AND EFFECTIVE:

  • Lobbying the state legislature and agencies
  • “Friend-of-the-court” briefs in legal cases
  • Grassroots link for HBRA members to Congress
  • Working with allied and other interest groups to affect sound public policies

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HBRA of Fairfield County Local Government Affairs Committee

This committee has jurisdiction over matters relating to the housing and building industry at the national, state and local level. The committee represents the industry before key government decision-makers on legislative and regulatory issues. They regularly monitor key industry issues and interface with HBRA contacts at the state and national level. Tasks include recommending information dissemination to members, actively encouraging the membership to respond to various “calls to action” on issues. This committee is also responsible for leading Legislator’s Night and coordinating volunteers and meetings for the Annual Builders Day at the State Capitol.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact the HBRA office at hbra@buildfairfieldcounty.com

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