Political Advocacy

Opening Doors to the American Dream

Homeownership is foundational to our families, economy, and community. To sustain and create accessible homeownership opportunities, BIA partners with its members, Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW), and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to address industry issues beginning in local jurisdictions and extending to state and federal law making.

Powerful advocacy begins with you. You are on the frontlines facing the challenges of codes, laws, and regulations affecting your business, employees, and community. Help us share your story with decisionmakers. Start by letting our Government Affairs Director, Noelle Lovern, know your challenges.




Tell Your Story. Be an advocate for the industry. Laws, regulations, impact fees, material and labor costs, taxes, and more impact housing affordability. Small increases in cost along the supply chain can cause the cost to build, and thus housing prices, to soar. Your experiences as a business owner, realtor, builder, remodeler, supplier, subcontractor, home buyer, and/or seller are important, and they resonate with our elected officials more than any statement made by the BIA.

Local Efforts

Our Government Affairs strategy begins in our local jurisdictions where we leverage well-established relationships with elected officials and influential decisionmakers. We use our deep industry knowledge to move the needle on important issues. Our faces are seen at critical meetings and our voices heard through various channels.

Clark County Council
Public meetings are held at 10am on the first Tuesday and 6pm on the third Tuesday of each month.

Vancouver City Council
City Council meets the first through fourth Mondays of every month at 6:30 pm.

Battle Ground City Council
City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7pm.

Ridgefield City Council
City Council meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Camas City Council
City Council meets on the the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

La Center City Council
City Council meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 pm.

The B.I.G. PAC is the political voice for the construction industry in SW Washington. The B.I.G. works to create a business-friendly environment by supporting candidates for office that are advocates for housing affordability and construction.

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State Efforts

BIAW Government Affairs exists to defend affordable housing for the citizens of Washington state. BIAW works year-round to engage in relevant builder activities and provide regular participation in rule making and agency task forces.


National Efforts

CapitolConnect™ is a legislative activation tool. It provides you with a means to conveniently contact your elected officials about issues that most concern you. Register or view NAHB’s Advocacy Alerts.

The NAHB Advocacy App makes it easy to access key information when you’re on the go. Get the latest housing news and economic data. You’ll also find contact information for members of Congress and regulatory agencies in Washington, D.C. and Washington state. Download on the Apple AppStore or Google Play store.