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  • MBA Pierce Committees

  • Get involved. Participate. Make every connection count towards your business goals. If you have an interest, we have a committee for that! There are operations committees (Awards, Public Relations, or Steering), event committees, and public event committees. If you have a desire to get involved, contact the Membership Sales Manager – We are happy to steer you to the right group.

    Membership Committee: Responsible for all matters relative to membership recruitment, retention, drives and contests.
    Chair: Kawehi Marshall, Need A Break Services

    Spike Club Committee: Operates within the Membership Committee and works on planning, recognizing and awarding Spike Club members for their recruitment efforts.
    Chair: TBD

    Public Relations Committee: This Committee strives to enhance a positive awareness of the MBA Pierce, provides timely and relevant communication to members and the media, organize and supports community outreach programs.
    Chair: DeAnna Franklin, Franklin Home Team

    Legislative Strategy Committee (LSC): Monitors legislative issues at the city and county levels, and develops association policies and action plans regarding those issues. LSC representatives work with local governments to preserve affordable housing and streamline regulation.
    Chair: Evan Mann, Soundbuilt Homes
    Vice Chair: Chuck Sundsmo, Land Use Consulting and Development LLC

    MBA Pierce Affordable Housing Council: The political action committee for MBA Pierce, the AHC is not a part of the association; it is a separate group responsible for raising its own funds to endorse legislators who support the building industry and provide voting recommendations to MBA members.
    Chair: Mike Fast, CGR, MRF Construction Inc




  • Finance & Investment Committee
    Chair: Corey Watson, JK Monarch


    Nominations Committee
    Chair: Corey Watson, JK Monarch

  • Bylaws/Policy & Procedure Manual Committee
    Chair: TBD


    Awards Committee
    Chair: Bonnie Buffington, CW Title and Escrow


  • Event Committees

    Golf Committee: Responsible for organizing the annual Golf Classic in early June. Meetings begin in February and are held monthly.
    Cathi Mahan, First American Title & Escrow Co
    Kristi Brady, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber 

    Remodeling Excellence Awards (REX): Held in May of each year.
    Chair: Dannette York, York Enterprises

    Tour of Remodeled Homes (TORH): A public remodeled homes showcase held in late September/early October each year.
    Chair: Gayle Kassen, Crescent Lighting Supply Inc

    President’s Gala Committee: Responsible for the annual President’s Gala & Awards. The committee meetings begin in August on a monthly basis and finish after the banquet in December.
    Chair: Ciera Lopez, Bill Korum's Puyallup Nissan 

    MBA Pierce Forum: The purpose of the Forum is to improve communications between the industry and local governments, provide information, and discuss issues of interest related to residential construction. 
    Chair: Gary Patterson, GLP LLC 


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