BILD Calgary Region salutes its volunteers

By Heather Ryan
July 23, 2019

BILD Calgary Region saluted the individuals who help make the organization strong at its annual general meeting last month, where new board members and chair for the 2019-20 year were also announced.

“Simply put, BILD Calgary Region wouldn’t be able to be as effective and prominent without the hard work of our dedicated volunteers,” says CEO Brian Hahn. “Their commitment to our committees and events is an invaluable resource to the work we do every day while ensuring our advocacy remains as in touch with industry concerns as possible.”

“Our volunteer opportunities are diverse,” he says. “Volunteers are able to participate in one of our committees, assist at events, judge submissions for the annual BILD Awards or serve on our Board of Directors.”

More than 700 hours is volunteered by more than 500 volunteers every year and members work tirelessly for the betterment of the association and the industry, whether at city hall lending their expertise, organizing and planning special events, promoting the industry, or supporting the association’s many activities.

“Our association’s success is linked directly to the dedicated volunteerism of our members,” Hahn adds. “BILD Calgary Region is our volunteers, and they make up the backbone of what our association does.”

BILD Calgary Region recognized their outstanding dedication, leadership or expertise by honouring milestone achievements for years of service, presented to the following:

FIVE YEARS:

Paul Bergmann, Chapel Rock Developments; Elaine McKee Doel, McKee Homes; Scott Campbell, Hopewell Residential Management; and Kami Gelinas, Tech-Wood Building Components.

10 YEARS:

Raphael Jimenez, Homes by Us; Dave Rickett, Shane Homes; and Jasraj Singh, Klair Custom Homes.

15 YEARS:

Daryl Bodie, Star Building Materials.

20 YEARS:

Richard Geleta, CIMA Canada; and Bill Tillapaugh – Lenbeth Weeping Tile.

25 YEARS:

Steven Ho, Tricor Design Group.

An exceptional milestone achievement was also recognized – Bob Nobes, who has continually been involved as an active volunteer with the association for 37 years. He is a past chair and currently sits on the Economic Advisory Committee.

“Bob is not BILD’s longest serving nor oldest freestanding volunteer,” Hahn says, “but he comes very close.”

BILD also welcomed new directors to its board: Wendy Going, GM, Calgary Division/Managing Partner Timber Tech Truss Inc.; Elaine McKee Doel, President, McKee Homes Ltd.; James Robertson, President & CEO, West Campus Development Trust; Oliver Trutina, VP, Truman Homes; Shane Wenzel, President, Shane Homes; Mark Wynker, VP Community Development, Stantec Consulting Ltd.; and Melanie Gowans, Manager, Media Sales, Postmedia Calgary.

Three additional board members were yet to be announced by press time.

The association will be led by the new chair for 2019-20 term – Collin Campbell, VP, Land Development, Mattamy Homes.

The new board members will be joining the following returning board members: Ryan Boyd, Senior VP Calgary Communities, Brookfield Residential; Michael Cundy, Sales Manager, Regal Building Materials Ltd.; Mike Foster, General Manager/Director, Rob’s Drywall Services Ltd.; Brett Friesen, VP Community Development, Hopewell Residential Management; Jill Huber, Senior Project Manager, Development, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation; Sean Nolan, President & CEO, Excel Homes; Kathy Oberg, Managing Partner, B&A Planning Group; and Jane Power, Senior Planner/Principal, Urban Systems Ltd.

Additionally, outgoing chair Paul Boskovich, President, Alberta, Genstar Development Company, will stay on as past chair, while Robert Homersham, Senior Council, Stikeman Elliott LLP, returns as speaker.

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