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ADVOCACY UPDATE


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ADVOCACY UPDATE

Dear Members, The second quarter of 2017 brought the conclusion of the legislative session, a win in the courts, and the beginning of a new era in BATC’s role as the industry’s voice. The legislative session was action-packed and one of the most successful in recent memory. We teamed-up with the Minnesota REALTORS and created the Homeownership Initiative, a collection of common-sense proposals aimed at increasing first-time homebuyer opportunities and greater housing affordability for all Minnesotans. The reception by the legislature and leadership by a growing cadre of legislative champions exceeded our expectations and reflected just how far we’ve come. Look for specific outcomes in this update. We also saw success in the courts as the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of BATC member Frank Kottschade in the Kottschade v. City of Rochester case. This decision impacts the strength of arbitration clauses which are used by so many of our members, and it underscores how important legal action is for our industry. In what is truly a momentous change, BATC’s advocacy program has rebranded itself as Housing First Minnesota. This reflects a new day for our industry and our strategic positioning to grow the housing movement by connecting with the depth of our industry throughout the state of Minnesota. We hope you enjoy the summary of our advocacy work in support of our industry. Onward,

David Siegel Executive Director

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James Vagle Director of Advocacy


The Voice of Minnesota’s Housing Movement As BATC members have strengthened the economic and political reach of our housing movement over the past several years, we have discovered that our name does not reflect the reach of our efforts and limits the housing movement. It was time to take an important step forward. We’re pleased to announce that BATC’s advocacy program is rebranded as Housing First Minnesota Housing First Minnesota reflects that we are the first resource on housing issues, and ties to our strategic goal to elevate housing as a top issue that policy makers and influencers consider. In the courts, in city halls and at the Capitol, we are now Housing First Minnesota, your advocacy team. While the advocacy brand is changing, the BATC brands and programs you know and love remain unchanged. In fact, they will be strengthened through a sharper focus of BATC-branded activities on member services, while Housing First Minnesota seeks a broad impact in the political and advocacy arenas. In addition to Housing First Minnesota, we’ve launched a new publication, Housing Industry News, to bring high-quality information and updates to our entire industry and strengthen our collective voice. The demand for a strong industry voice has never been greater, and we are looking forward to a new era in our advocacy efforts.

Read more about this exciting chapter at

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Housing Industry News This quarterly newspaper, presented by Housing First Minnesota, provides accurate and useful updates about the housing industry for licensed Minnesota contractors, suppliers, regulators, and elected officials. Housing Industry News is a powerful publication for influencing and unifying the industry’s collective voice

“Our goal is to bring high-quality information and updates to our industry, its regulators and influencers to strengthen our collective voice.” Bob Michels, President Housing First Minnesota, BATC and Michels Homes

Recent research conducted for Housing First Minnesota clearly shows that homeownership remains a cornerstone of our state’s economy. Housing industry activity affects the daily lives of all Minnesotans not just by providing homeown­ ership opportunities and jobs, but by providing homes for families in communities they love. That’s what we do in the home building in­dustry—we are experts in building community. With all 10,000 licensed contractors in Minnesota receiving our newspaper, we’re excited to share the latest and most significant information that can help our housing community

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grow. With growth and timely information, Housing First Minnesota will be better able to influence our government and regulators at all levels as they make decisions affecting home ownership and affordability. The need to engage and activate our entire community on advocacy issues that will benefit home build­ing and remodeling is of importance. We do that through our Housing First Advocate Network, social me­dia and Housing In­dustry News. Other exciting oppor­tunities to engage will be announced in the future.


Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL, Minneapolis) MN State Senate Media Services

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LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY BATC began the 2017 legislative session by establishing four strategic objectives to guide our activities and to create a means to measure results. We successfully achieved all four objectives and have cemented BATC as a key player.

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ELEVATE BATC and the Housing Industry

COLLABORATE with Like-Minded Groups

DEFEND the Industry Against Harmful Legislation

PIVOT & ADVANCE Housing Affordability Legislation

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LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

I. First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account

SIGNED

Into Law

Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) Senator Karin Housley (R-Stillwater) The First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account was a leading proposal of the homeownership initiative. Importantly, this program is NOT a government handout. Instead, it encourages Minnesotans to save more of their own money by providing tax deductions and incentives to help achieve the dream of owning a home. That’s why we proposed the First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account Act — a new idea to help people get into their first home.

EFFECTIVE DATE: For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016

The plan applies to firsttime homebuyers and those re-entering the housing market, if they have not owned a home within three years.

II. Remove Barriers to Developing Owner-Occupied Condos/Townhomes Representative Dennis Smith (R-Maple Grove) Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) A healthy housing market includes a wide variety of options to meet the needs present in the market. Condos and townhomes represent a key segment of the marketplace and face serious challenges. A key barrier to a healthy condo/townhome market was the state’s current construction defects law, which created a disincentive to new condo/townhome development.

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SIGNED

Into Law

EFFECTIVE DATE: Applies to common interest communities created on or after August 1, 2017.

Requires the Homeowners Association to receive majority approval from its members to proceed with a construction defect claim.


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III. Public Notice for Housing Moratorium Representative Jim Nash (R-Waconia) Senator Dan Hall (R-Burnsville) Minnesota law previously allowed a municipality to enact, without notice of a public hearing, a development moratorium that suspends a property owner’s right to use property for up to one year. Now, property owners must be notified of any proposed housing moratorium to limit the use of their property, and provided an opportunity to raise objections or concerns at a public hearing.

Sen. Dan Hall (R-Burnsville), fourth from left, meets with Housing Day at the Capitol attendees.

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SIGNED

Into Law

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2017

Modifies the current statute to require a 10-day notice and a public hearing before enacting a moratorium that would regulate, restrict, or prohibit activities relating to housing.


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IV. Rulemaking Review Oversight

MN House Floor

Representative Bob Vogel (R-Elko New Market) Senator Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake)

POSITIONED TO ADVANCE

The regulatory costs associated with new construction have surged over the past decade. We concede that we need responsible regulations to ensure safety and durability in new home construction, but the regulatory structure must meet these objectives at a price that families can afford. Homebuyer Access In Minnesota, for every $1,000 increase in the price of a home, about 4,000 households are priced out of the market for a median-priced new home.

Regulatory Costs Have Soared

Affordability Gets Lost in Regulatory Process

National estimates show that, on average, regulations imposed by government at all levels account for nearly 25% of the final pricepoint of a home.

Well-intentioned policy work in the various state agencies aims to meet regulatory goals, but too often it misses the equally important goal of minimizing cost for homeowners.

David Siegel of Housing First Minnesota addresses the rising cost of new homes at the Senate Conference Committee meeting May 2

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PASSED

in 2018

Homeownership is less Attainable for too Many The homeownership rate is at decades-low levels both in Minnesota and nationally. Greater affordability in all homes means more homeownership for all.


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V. Twin Home Sprinkler Fix, Continuation of BATC v DLI Representative Tama Theis (R-St. Cloud) Senator Rich Draheim (R-Madison Lake)

The 2017 legislature addressed this technical issue with both the Senate and the House of Representatives voting unanimously for HF 792. The law directs the Department of Labor and Industry to modify Minnesota’s Building Code to match the national building code. The legislation follows the Minnesota Court of Appeals’ directive in BATC v. DLI, where the sprinkler mandate in one and two-family homes was struck down. BATC will continue to seek a permanent statutory solution to the sprinkler policy issue. Absent establishing an affirmative position in statute, the sprinkler debate will begin again in the next code cycle, which starts in late 2017.

Rep. Tama Theis (R-St. Cloud) presents the BATC v. DLI sprinkler fix legislation on the House floor.

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Into Law

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 5, 2017

For the past four years, BATC has been fighting against mandated sprinklers in any single-family or twin home construction. Following our landmark victory in BATC v. DLI where the sprinkler mandate was struck down in one and two-family homes, the industry faced a new challenge – the court decision and code definition weren’t aligned.

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SIGNED


LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

VI. R  egulatory Update: Legislature Reduces Department of Labor & Industry Fees Representative Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) The Omnibus Jobs and Economic Growth Appropriations Bill included a reduction in certain Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) fees.

Building Inspection Fees Reduced to the Following: • $1 to $500: $21 (from $29.50) • $501 to $2,000: $21 (from $28) for the first $500 plus $2.75 (from $3.70) for each additional $100 or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000 • $2,001 to $25,000: $62.25 (from $83.50) for the first $2,000 plus $12.50 (from $16.55) for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000 • $25,001 to $50,000: $349.75 (from $464.15) for the first $25,000 plus $9 (from $12) for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000 • $50,001 to $100,000: $574.75 (from $764.15) for the first $50,000 plus $6.25 (from $8.45) for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000; • $100,001 to $500,000: $887.25 (from $1,186.65) for the first $100,000 plus $5 (from $6.75) for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000;

Copyright Minnesota House of Representatives. Photo by Andrew VonBank.

• $500,001 to $1,000,000: $2,887.25 (from $3,886.65) for the first $500,000 plus $4.25 (from $5.50) for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000 • $1,000,001 and up: $5,012.25 (from $6,636.65) for the first $1,000,000 plus $2.75 ($4.50) for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

From July 1, 2017 Until Sept. 20, 2021, the Following Two-Year DLI License Fees Have Been Reduced: • Journeyman: $30 (from $35) • Master: $60 (from $75) • Business: $120 (from $160) The reduction in DLI fees is a result of a surplus in the Contractor Recovery Fund.

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Rep. Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) presents the Omnibus Jobs and Energy Bill on the House floor.


(L to R) David Siegel, Housing First Minnesota; Jim Yarosh, Siegel Brill; Rob Stefanowicz, Larkin Hoffman; Martin Harstad; Peter Coyle, Larkin Hoffman; Gary A. Van Cleve, Larkin Hoffman; Frank Kottschade; Bob Michels, Michels Homes.

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LEGAL ADVOCACY When an unfavorable or abusive law or rule must be challenged in court, Housing First Minnesota steps up via our Legal Defense Fund. Association legal advocacy is the last line of defense for the industry.

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LEGAL ADVOCACY

City of Rochester v. Kottschade – Supreme Court Rules For Housing The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled in favor of Rochester-area developer and builder Frank Kottschade in his ongoing dispute with the city of Rochester. In 2010, city of Rochester and Kottschade, were ordered into arbitration by a district court in a separate case. Rochester sued, challenging the decision to enter arbitration and sought to prohibit any further arbitration on the matter, before arbitration even took place.

The Supreme Court’s June 7 ruling sends the case back to district court and orders that arbitration must be completed before either party can appeal.

Housing First Minnesota Legal Fund Holds First Meeting Housing First Minnesota’s Legal Defense Fund held its first meeting on May 4. The Fund was created earlier this year by the BATC Board of Directors and is comprised of longtime Housing First Minnesota members known for their housing industry experience and legal acumen. BATC Past Associate Vice President and former Public Policy Committee chair, Jason McCarty of Westwood Professional Services, leads the Fund. Nick Erickson, regulatory affairs manager, is the Housing First Minnesota staff point of contact for the Fund.

Appellate Court Hears Harstad v. City of Woodbury The Minnesota Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the Harstad v. City of Woodbury case on June 21. Its outcome could affect how Minnesota cities and counties assess road fees related to new developments. At issue in the case is whether local governments can force developers to pay for road improvements outside of proposed developments. In 2015, Twin Cities developer Martin Harstad was informed by Woodbury that his 183-unit residential development would incur $1.3 million in additional fees to pay for traffic-related improvements in Woodbury. The fees, called Major Roadway Assessment (MRA), were in addition to the fees Harstad would pay for roadways within the development and would be dedicated for projects elsewhere in the city. Harstad sued Woodbury and in November 2016, the district court sided with him, saying the MRA fees were illegal. In his decision, Judge Richard Ilkka called the longtime practice “unlawful and unenforceable.” Housing First Minnesota, through BATC, along with Rochester-area builder and developer Frank Kottschade and NAHB filed a friend of the court brief, supporting Hartstad’s case. Housing First Minnesota leadership and staff attended the hearing in support of Harstad. The Court of Appeals ruling is expected to be issued by the end of September.

Housing First Minnesota Legal Defense Fund Roster Jason McCarty (Chair)

Westwood Professional Services

John Anue Lennar

Pam Belz

Presbyterian Homes

Ed Englebrecht Pella Windows

Frank Kottschade North American Realty

Nick Erickson

Housing First Minnesota Staff

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REGULATORY ADVOCACY Housing First Minnesota strives to illustrate the cumulative effect of multiple regulatory impacts on home building and remodeling. This involves working with government agencies to ensure that regulations applied to our industry are common sense, necessary, and based on sound science.

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REGULATORY ADVOCACY

Pioneer Press Highlights Sky High Regulatory Costs An April Pioneer Press article highlighted the staggering costs Minnesota’s housing regulations place on Minnesota homeowners. Housing First Minnesota members and staff provided multiple interviews and data points over the past 15 months, helping to showcase the effect regulations have on home affordability.

Snowball Effect

The combination of multiple state and local regulations snowball to add significant cost to Minnesota homes

Excluding coastal markets, the

Twin Cities is the costliest real estate market in the US Despite the high costs,

special interest groups & regulatory agencies are pushing for more costly regulations

Improvements To Construction Stormwater Permit Submitted The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is in the process of drafting the 2018 construction stormwater permit. Housing First Minnesota submitted seven proposed improvements to the MPCA in April, aimed at increasing efficiencies and lowering costs to homeowners, while still providing adequate environmental protections. The recommendations came from stormwater experts on Housing First Minnesota’s Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee. Few changes related to new home construction and development are expected for the 2018 permit. The draft 2018 permit will be made available for public comment in the coming months and MPCA aims to adopt the final 2018 permit before the end of the year.

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REGULATORY ADVOCACY

Keeping An Eye On Potential Lead Paint (RRP) Changes Lead Paint (RRP) changes at the state and federal levels would drastically affect remodeling in Minnesota’s pre-1978 homes. The EPA and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are negotiating MDH taking over local enforcement of the EPA’s RRP Rule, which is currently managed from an EPA office in Chicago. Housing First Minnesota met with MDH earlier this year about this change and held a meeting in April with members to discuss the current draft of the state’s RRP Rule. At the federal level, the EPA is reviewing the current version of the federal RRP Rule. The outcome of this review could alter the state’s RRP Rule.

Local Regulations In addition to all the work we do at the statewide level, Housing First Minnesota has been active on the local front this quarter. In May, Housing First Minnesota formed its Local Government Issues Working Group (LGWIG) to examine the growing regulatory pressures placed on the industry at the local level. Housing First Minnesota’s Nick Erickson and Mark Foster lead the LGIWG.

Local Energy Codes Housing First Minnesota met with representatives of the commercial building industry, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and energy efficient architects to discuss a proposed second set of energy codes which would be implemented at the local level.

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Metropolitan Council In mid-April, Housing First staff and members of Housing First Minnesota’s Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee met with the Metropolitan Council to discuss land supply and comp planning.

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Stillwater

Dayton

Lake Elmo

Housing First Minnesota worked with the city of Stillwater to improve the turnaround time for building permits.

Housing First Minnesota members and staff met with the city of Dayton Planning Commission to highlight industry concerns with proposed architectural design standards.

The City of Lake Elmo and Housing First Minnesota met in May to address industry concerns with landscaping inspections and letter of credit issues.


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ELECTORAL ADVOCACY Electoral Advocacy is critical to the success of our comprehensive advocacy program. It is essential to participate in the electoral process to get individuals who are friendly to our cause elected to public office. Housing First Minnesota uses its Housing First Fund and Housing First PAC to engage in the electoral process at the state and local levels.

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ELECTORAL ADVOCACY

Housing First to Meet with Gubernatorial Candidates As the 2018 Minnesota governor’s race approaches, Housing First Minnesota recognizes the generational opportunity standing before the housing industry. Per our strategic plan, Housing First will engage in the 2018 election and seize the opportunity to continue to elevate our industry, and also to be a part of the broader conversation about the direction of our state. We are inviting all major candidates for governor to meet with a task group of industry leaders to talk about housing issues, regulatory pressures and our workforce challenges. We know that regardless of who is elected we need to be able to communicate the key issues that are facing the housing industry. We are confident that our invitations to the candidates will be a great place to begin that discussion.

On the Ballot: November 7, 2017

The 2017 local elections are just months away. While the major offices of Governor, U.S. Senate, and all the Constitutional Officials are on the ballot for 2018, there are also a variety of open seats up for grabs this November.

Housing First Minnesota Forms Working Group For Local Government Issues Housing First Minnesota announces the formation of its Local Government Issues Working Group (LGIWG), illustrating the continued growth of our advocacy work at the local level with cities, counties, watershed districts and others. Over the past two years, Housing First Minnesota has added professional advocacy staff who are expanding our work in the regulatory, grassroots, political and local government space. The LGIWG emerges from this emphasis and will provide a structure to review, prioritize and manage local engagement opportunities.

We are inviting all major candidates for governor to meet with a task group of industry leaders to talk about housing issues, regulatory pressures and our workforce challenges

Housing First is evaluating potential involvement in municipal races for open city council and mayoral positions.

The LGIWG will provide a structure to review, prioritize and manage local engagement opportunities.

Formed under the umbrella of Housing First Minnesota’s Public Policy Committee, the group will examine the growing regulatory pressures placed on the industry and homeowners by local governments. The LGIWG is comprised of members of the Public Policy Committee, Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee and Legal Defense Fund. “We’ve engaged with state, regional and local governments for two decades, and we continue our strategic modernization efforts with the formation of the LGIWG” said David Siegel, executive director. “This working group is another way Housing First Minnesota is bringing value to our members.” The formalization of this group continues Housing First Minnesota’s longtime policy of strategic local engagement and providing our counsel to members on how to best handle issues and concerns with local governments. Local issues often serve as the basis for legislative, regulatory and legal engagement efforts, and the surge of issues in 2017 indicates that this trend is holding. In the first three months of the year, Housing First Minnesota has dealt with development-related issues in Lake Elmo, permit delays in Stillwater, road construction fee issues in Rogers and Hennepin County, model home limits in Lakeville and land supply planning concerns with the Metropolitan Council. Staff have also advised members on how to best solve issues with Wayzata’s tree cutting policy and Washington County’s permanent stormwater management issues. Housing First Minnesota has also served as a resource for border-city builders from Greater Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Mark Foster, political engagement manager, and Nick Erickson, regulatory affairs manager, are staffing the working group.

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Mark Foster

Nick Erickson

Political Engagement Manager

Regulatory Affairs Manager

mark@housingfirstmn.org

nick@housingfirstmn.org

Members with local government issues should contact Foster or Erickson


SPEAKER

KURT DAUDT

CHAMPION FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP

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STRONG COMMUNITIES

ISSUE ADVOCACY The advent of social media, technology and the internet have substantially elevated the opportunities for issue advocacy. Issue advocacy refers to social media, digital and traditional advertising focused on broad political issues. The goal is to engage and persuade the public positively in support of our advocacy agenda. Housing First Minnesota achieves its issue advocacy through its growing Housing First Network (a 501c(4) organization).

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ISSUE ADVOCACY

Thanking Legislative Leaders that Advance Homeownership Year-round, the Housing First Network is promoting the message of housing affordability, smart regulations and protection of the American Dream of homeownership for all. The network is actively engaging and persuading the public to think positively about our advocacy agenda, including the work that was accomplished during the 2017 legislative session. During the session, Housing First Minnesota and the Minnesota Association of REALTORSÂŽ brought forward a collection of proposals to encourage first-time homebuyer opportunities and to create housing affordability for all. With numerous major proposals working their way through the process, it took dedicated housing champions to manage these bills and promote the homeownership opportunities. We are heartened by the support from leaders at the legislature who have become our partners in growing the housing movement.

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VISIT

HousingFirstNetwork.com


IN THE MEDIA highlights

Focus North, Associations North Publication

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IN THE MEDIA highlights “Our housing issues are consistently highlighted in media coverage throughout the Twin Cities, the state and nationally.” David Siegel Housing First Minnesota

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WHAT’S NEXT FOR

Q3?

Coming Up Building Code ICC to release updated codes in September. Housing First Minnesota will be an active participant in the DLI meetings.

RRP and Construction Stormwater Permit Regulatory rulemaking processes are underway. Housing First Minnesota will be engaged with key agencies, drawing upon industry expertise from the regulatory sub-committee.

Discussing Housing Issues with Gubernatorial Candidates We are inviting all major candidates for governor to meet with a task group of industry leaders to talk about housing issues, regulatory pressures and our workforce challenges.

Housing Day at the Fair Join Housing First Minnesota on Monday, August 28 in partnership with SPAAR, the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS and Minnesota Association of REALTORS for the inaugural Housing Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Bring your family, friends and colleagues and represent your industry in front of thousands of fair-goers. Join us for fun activities to add to your state fair experience.

In Memory of our friend, Jim Stanton “Jim was a leader in elevating the housing industry’s advocacy efforts. He understood how important it was to build homes affordably and he devoted countless hours over the past three decades to this cause. Just days ago Jim was at BATC with his peers in a planning meeting and as always, he was looking forward to opportunities to continue to elevate the housing industry. He was a man with a great sense of humor and was truly one of a kind. Jim will be greatly missed.” David Siegel

Housing First Minnesota Executive Director

BATC Advocacy Team

David Siegel Executive Director

James Vagle Director of Advocacy

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Mark Foster Political Engagement Manager

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Katie Elfstrom

Press Secretary

Nick Erickson

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Mary Schweich

Assistant to Public Policy

Peter Coyle Attorney & Lobbyist Larkin Hoffman


We’d like to thank our 2017 Board of Directors Bob Michels

Charlie Bradburn

Tom Wiener

Dennis Galligan

President Michels Homes

Builder Vice President Cardinal Homebuilders, Inc.

John Rask Treasurer M/I Homes

Meg Jaeger

Immediate Past President New Spaces

Associate Vice President ABC Millwork Secretary In-Focus Systems

Jason McCarty

Past Associate Vice President Westwood Professional Services

Scott Busyn

Tim Fohr

James Julkowski

Gary Aulik

Art Pratt

Bill Burgess

Shawn Nelson

Artisan Home Tour Representative Great Neighborhood Homes, Inc.

Parade of Homes Representative Lennar

James Slaikeu

Past Presidents’ Representative Aulik & Associates, Inc.

Large Volume Representative D.R. Horton, Inc.

Jill Murphy

Membership Representative True North Consulting, LLC

Public Policy Representative Lennar

BATC Remodelers Representative Julkowski, Inc. Small Volume Representative Pratt Homes

At- Large Member New Spaces

Carla Warner

At-Large Member Warners’ Stellian Co., Inc.

Public Policy Committee Bill Burgess (Chair) Lennar

Kent Brander

Civil Methods, Inc.

Bill Gschwind

Minnesota Construction Law Services

Ryan Hatton

Peter Coyle

Halleland Habicht PA

Bob Cumbow

Pulte Homes of Minnesota, LLC

Larkin Hoffman

Country Joe Homes

Robert Engstrom

Robert Engstrom Companies

Tamara Erickson Country Joe Homes

Paul Heuer

Roger Humphrey Stantec

Kendra Lindahl Landform Professional Services

Housing First Committee Richard Berg

Gary Kraemer

Bill Burgess

Bob Michels

Daryl Doehr

Contract Interiors, Inc. Lennar

Marvin Windows and Doors

Nick Hackworthy Creative Homes, Inc.

Keith Horkey

John Kraemer & Sons, Inc

Andy Michels

Shawn Nelson

Nathan Jones

Greg Olson

Greg Livermont

Alden Pearson

Bob Michels

Ian Peterson

Shamrock Builders, Inc

Frank Kottschade

Matt Plec

Pioneer Engineering

Jason McCarty

John Rask

Cardinal Homebuilders, Inc.

Michels Construction Tollberg Homes, LLC Andersen Windows

Michels Construction North American Realty, Inc. Westwood Professional Services

ProEd

Alden Pearson, P.A.

David Weekly Homes Great Southern Bank

Jim Stanton

Jenni Thompson Tom Wiener

Bill Gschwind (Chair) Andy Michels

Jason McCarty

Michels Homes

John Rask

Ross Anderson

Great Southern Bank

M/I Homes

The Energy Network

Scott Richter

Steve Behnke

Lyman Lumber Co.

Traditions by Donnay

James Slaikeu

Kent Brander Civil Methods

KEY LAND HOMES

Meg Jaeger

Tony Wiener

Country Joe Homes

Bob Cumbow Brian Cook DR Horton

Paul Heuer Pulte Homes

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Joe Slavec

Minneapolis Garage Builders

Legal Defense Fund

Michels Homes

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The Bancor Group, Inc

M/I Homes

Minnesota Construction Law Services

Cardinal Homebuilders, Inc.

Paul Robinson

Regulatory Affairs Committee

-D.R. Horton, Inc. – Minnesota

New Spaces

New Spaces

Matt Plec

(Chair) Westwood Professional Services,

Kris Ronning

John Anue

Jake Steen

Pam Belz

Mike Swanson

Ed Englebrecht

David Weetman

Frank Kottschade

Lennar

Larkin Hoffman JMS Custom Homes

Westwood Professional Services

Lennar

Presbyterian Homes Pella Windows

North American Realty

Nick Erickson

Housing First Minnesota Staff


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