Committees & Councils

As a member-driven association there are many opportunities for you to participate in BIA activities.

To enroll in a committee, please email


Building Industry Group PAC

The political voice for the construction industry in Southwest Washington, BIG PAC works to create a business-friendly environment by supporting candidates for office that are advocates for housing affordability and construction, in general, as well as educate the public about construction costs associated with government regulations, fees, and land-use policy.

Chair: Tracy Doriot, Doriot Construction

Government Affairs Committee

Proactive group of members dedicated to improving the regulatory and statutory environment for the success of companies within the building industry, and to ensure housing affordability for Southwest Washington.

Chair: Eric Golemo, SGA Engineering

Build Better

Build Better provides resources and business development guidance for custom builders, small volume builders, remodelers, tradesmen, and professionals seeking to grow to launch a business in the building industry. Build Better has various tracks for involvement: Education (classes & resources), Public Affairs (w/ADU sub-committee), and Events & Promotion (Remodeled Homes Tour & Fundraising).

Chair: Aaron Marvin, A.C.T. Builders

Membership Advisory Committee

Committed to protecting and promoting the industry, council members work to recruit new members to the association while engaging existing members. 

Chair: Ashley Shimer, WFG National Title

Casino Night Committee

An event committee creating a fun social event offering gaming and entertainment with all the proceeds benefitting the BFF scholarship fund.

Chair: Melissa Bailey, Slalom

Co-Chair: Sarah Neibert, Affinity Homes

Workforce Development Committee

Individuals committed to developing and implementing strategy that supports the growth and promotion of our industry as a career, as well as provide leadership that will lead to a sustainable work force for the future.

Chair: Jon Girod, Quail Homes

Green Tie Gala Committee

Industry leaders passionate about supporting the future workforce by planning and executing our annual Green Tie Gala event, which raises funds to award scholarships and tool grants to individuals pursuing careers in the building industry. The Green Tie Gala is also a proud supporter of CTE construction programs.

Chair: Melissa Bailey, Slalom

Co-Chair: Sarah Neibert, Affinity Homes

Professional Women in Building (PWB)

Professional Women in Building Clark County is a powerhouse of innovation, design, construction, and development. PWB is connecting professionals from every facet and function of the home building industry. This council promotes industry professionalism, recognizes members’ achievements, and mentors developing talent.

Chair: Candace Hanks, Ridgecrest Custom Cabinetry

Sales & Marketing Committee

Sales and marketing professionals in the residential real estate industry with the goal of providing career support for peers through networking and education.

Chair: Jennifer Walsh, Pacific Lifestyle Homes                                                           


Golf Committee

Golf enthusiast members that help to plan the annual membership golf tournament.

Chair: Kevin Trevena, Parr Lumber

GRO Parade of Homes Committee

Key event stakeholders that aid in the planning and implementation of the annual Parade of Homes showcase.

Chair: Elizabeth Gomez, Bridge City Contracting

Columbia Credit Union Tour of Homes: New & Remodeled Committee

We have combined our Remodeled Homes Tour & New Homes Tour into the brand new “Columbia Credit Union Tour of Homes”! New home and remodeling professionals are tasked with helping to plan the tour and the Chef, Hop & Vine kick-off event.

Chair: John Colgate, Affinity Homes