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  • Advocacy to state and local policy makers on behalf of the industry is a critical component of the BIA mission. The Government Affairs Committee develops and executes association policy on local regulatory, legislative and government policy issues of impact to the building industry.
    The membership committee monitors all aspects of membership, including retention and renewals, bringing in new members, teaching them about the Lee BIA and then ensuring that the member experience meets their expectations.
    The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association. Membership on the Board is by election and/or appointment.
    The Commercial Contractors Council meets with industry experts to discuss meaningful and timely topics affecting the building industry. There is no cost to participate in this group.
    Honorary Directors to the Board.
    The Officers of the Board of Directors.
    BZOC is responsible for the oversight of the Building & Zoning Enterprise Fund to assure that the department is well funded to meet the demand of permitting, inspections and plan review. The committee members are by appointment, but all industry professionals are welcomed to attend.
    BIOC is responsible for the oversight of the Building Department Enterprise Fund, to assure that the department is well funded to meet the demand of permitting, inspections and plan review. The committee members are by appointment, but all industry professionals are welcomed to attend.
    Purpose of EROC is to assess the impact of all new regulations on the local economy in accordance with the Economic Element of the Lee Plan.
    Started over 27 years ago, and chaired by 2016 BIA President, Dan Beiter, the informal group allows the BIA members an opportunity to interact with Lee County and area Municipal Building Officials and the Health Department on current issues, concerns and suggestions affecting their day to day operations.
    The annual Parade of Homes is the single most important marketing tool builder members utilize to sell new homes. This spring event showcases homes throughout Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties with a highly visible advertising and public relations blitz. A series of events, including the judging of each entry, precede and follow this three-weekend promotion.
    The Political Action Committee Board of Directors is the governing body of the Political Action Committee. To belong to the Board you must be an Executive Level Political Action Committee Member.
    The Sales and Marketing Council Board of Directors is the place where builders, realtors and other real estate industry-related professionals come together for business development, networking and educational opportunities.
    Builders, new-homes sales or marketing professionals, real estate agents, market researchers, interior designers, advertisers, sales consultants and architects can all find a home with the Local, State & National Sales and Marketing Council to keep their businesses thriving. The council connects people and builds careers through education, information, resources and networking. It also publishes Sales + Marketing Ideas magazine and sponsors the annual new home sales and design awards, the BIA Industry Awards, the Florida Excel & Aurora Awards and The Nationals. SMC members enjoy a variety of benefits, including exclusive education programs, information, resources and networking opportunities that help members strengthen and protect their business. Members also get access to the information they need to stay on top of the latest trends in new home sales and marketing.