Committees & Councils

The HBA of Chester and Delaware Counties is proud to offer its members the opportunity to participate in several different councils. Refer to the list below to learn more.  If you are interested in participation, submit this membership application or contact us for and information.

Associate Council 

This committee develops programs, events, and services to support the goals and needs of the associate members, including networking opportunities. The Committee meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9 A.M. at HBA Chester/Delaware Office, West Chester PA. To get involved with the Associate Council, contact committee chair,  Dean Wesley.

Membership Committee

This committee has jurisdiction over matters relating to membership development and retention including identification and recruitment of prospective members, membership appreciation, membership drives, and follow up with expiring members.  The Committee meets the second Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. HBA Chester/Delaware Office, West Chester PA. To get involved with the Membership Committee, contact committee chair, Dean Wesley.

Industry Action Committee

This committee has jurisdiction over local, state and federal legislative, regulatory, and legal issues affecting the housing industry.  Committee members develop and recommend association policy in these areas for consideration and approval by the HBA Board of Directors.  The committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:00 A.M. Saul Ewing, Wayne PA. To get involved with the Industry Action Committee, contact chair, Vince Pennoni.

Sales & Marketing Council (SMC)

Membership in the SMC requires a separate fee be paid to the HBA.  The Council is governed by a separate Board of Directors, with Directors being appointed by the SMC Board.  The Council, through its various committees and task forces, provides professional credibility by offering education and certification programs, and developing the Association’s Awards Program for excellence in building, sales and marketing.  The SMC Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 9 A.M., while sub-committees meet as necessary at the HBA Chester/Delaware Office, West Chester PA. A sub-committee of the SMC is the Community Service Committee. This committee oversees and coordinates all matters relating to the community service activities of the Sales and Marketing Council in order to demonstrate the strong commitment of the association and building industry to the betterment of the community.  This includes conducting fundraising activities to support the HBA Charitable Trust. This committee meets as necessary depending on the projects to which the Association has committed involvement and financial support. To get involved with the SMC, contact the council co-chairs, Sharra Mercer or Amy Carlson.

Political Action Committee

The Political Action Committee raises funds to support local and state candidates who are pro-housing and understand the need to provide affordable housing. The Committee meets the last Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. HBA Chester/Delaware Office, West Chester PA. To get involved, contact the committee chair Raymond Iacobucci.

Now it is more important than ever to stay connected and stay together and support our industry. Also, smart marketing, information, general advice and peer support are for every one of us and HBA has a lot to offer in these areas.

-Paul Mihranian, Lightning by Design