The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) has announced the winners for its CHBA – Association Leadership Awards, presented during the Association’s 74th National Conference in St. John’s, N.L. The Leadership Awards recognize the hard work carried out by individual members, staff and local and provincial Home Builders’ Associations across Canada.
Awards recognizing outstanding achievements were presented in four categories. Regina & Region Home Builders’ Association was named the 2017 Home Builders’ Association of the Year to recognize its overall excellence in delivering a strong and positive voice for the industry, and in supporting the business success of members in providing affordability, quality and choice in housing. The Regina & Region Home Builders’ Association has placed a focus on the importance of growth in building a strong and vibrant city.
The Executive Officer of the Year Award was presented to Claudia Simmonds of CHBA – New Brunswick. Simmonds has worked effectively with volunteer leaders to create a strong and positive voice for the housing industry in New Brunswick. She has worked with the New Brunswick chapter of the CHBA for 15 years and now chairs CHBA’s Executive Officers’ Council.
The 2017 Member of the Year is Errol Fisher of Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association, who was recognized for his long-standing contributions at the national level of CHBA. Fisher chairs CHBA’s Professional Development Committee and is a member of CHBA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
The Regina & Region Home Builders’ Association was also presented with the 2017 Community Service Award. It was recognized for its Building Connections special exhibit at the Saskatchewan Science Centre, which provides both children and adults with an interactive way to learn about the science of building.
“The number of tremendous projects undertaken by local Home Builders’ Associations were impressive and the judges had a most difficult time selecting a winner from a large number of entries this year,” said Eric DenOuden, CHBA president, in a press release.