President: Matt Osborn, TRI Pointe Homes, 303-598-5970
Incoming-President: Tom Kaufman, Dunton Commercial 303-758-3131
Past President: Glenn Nier, Meritage Homes, 303-406-4232
Peter Benson, Koelbel & Company, 303-758-3500 ext. 8782
Al Cunningham, PCS Group, Inc., 303-531-4905
Roger Hollard, Land Perspectives, 303-726-2147
Jeff Kappes, Shea Homes, 720-348-3076
Nanci Kerr, Sky to Ground, 303-592-1122
Karl Knapp, CVL Consultants, 720-249-3527
Heidi Majerik, Wonderland Homes, 720-639-4279
Carl Nelson, Century Communities 303-947-0744
Bruce Rau, Oakwood Homes, 303-486-8500
Diana Rael, Norris Design, 303-892-1166
Jerry Richmond, RainTree Investment Corporation, 303-267-6195
James Spehalski, Marathon Land, 303-920-9400
Peter Tobin, Land Title Guarantee Company, 303-321-1880
"Being involved with the MHC allows me to stay current on local issues that face the homebuilding industry while building valuable relationships with key decision makers." - Diana Rael, Norris Design, 2014 MHC President
"My involvement in the MHC has given me the opportunity to interact with the elected officials in local jurisdictions important to my business. The relationships I've developed have been invaluable." - Matt Osborn, TRI Pointe Homes, 2014-15 Government Affairs Committee Chair
HBA member in good standing
The MHC hosts one premier event every year, the Political Forum. Save the Date for the 2017 event to be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017. The Political Forum topic will be announced mid-year.
Contact Chérie Talbert HBA Senior Vice President & Executive Director of the Metro Housing Coalition Political Committee 303-551-6734 at any time during the year to secure the purchase of your table! As a reminder, tables sell out quickly.
The Metro Housing Coalition is the political arm of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Metro Denver. Led by a Board of Directors composed of HBA builder and associate members, the MHC works to inform local and state governmental officials about homebuilding issues through the election process, individual meetings, workshops and events.
The Metro Housing Coalition (MHC) is the political committee of the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA). Led by a Board of Directors composed of 18-20 HBA Builder and Associate Members, the MHC works to educate local officials at the municipal and county levels about HBA issues through the election process, individual meetings, forums and events.
The MHC interviews and supports political candidates based on permit activity and issues within our territory covering thirty-four municipalities and eight counties in the metro Denver region. *Those who elect to interview with the MHC and those who support a vibrant and affordable housing market are those who receive an endorsement and/or a contribution from the Metro Housing Coalition.
In the 2016 fall election race the MHC focused on 4 Counties, Adams County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County and Jefferson County and two Town Municipalities, the Town of Parker and the Town of Castle Rock.
The MHC voted to endorse the following candidates for Commissioner:
District 1 – MHC endorsed and contributed to Incumbent Eva Henry District 2 – MHC endorsed and contributed to Mayor Sean Ford
District 5 – MHC endorsed and contributed to Incumbent Jan Pawlowski
District 1 – No response from candidate on process
District 3 – Open seat. MHC endorsed and contributed to Jeff Baker District 5 – MHC endorsed and contributed to Bob LeGare
District 2 – MHC endorsed *Roger Partridge
District 3 – Open seat. MHC endorsed and contributed to Lora Thomas
District 1 – MHC endorsed and contributed to Incumbent Libby Szabo District 2 – MHC endorsed and contributed to Incumbent Casey Tighe
The MHC voted to endorse the Town Races:
7 candidates / 4 seats
Mayor – MHC endorsed and contributed to Incumbent Mayor Mike Waid.
At-Large: MHC endorsed and contributed to Incumbent Debbie Lewis.
At-Large: MHC endorsed and contributed to Incumbent John Diak.
At- Large: MHC endorsed and contributed to Incumbent Joshua Rivero.
6 candidates / 4 seats
Seats up for election (Dist. 1,2,4 & 6)
2 open seats (Dist. 1 & 4)
District 2 – no candidate until last week as a write-in
The MHC voted not to take action on any races and to consider debt relief after the election.
Over the past 5 years, 80% of those candidates who have been supported and endorsed by the MHC have been elected into office in the 34 municipalities and 8 counties within the Denver Metro area. We also support state level candidates either in a supporting role with our statewide association or directly as determined by an annual analysis of races.
The MHC Board of Directors is made up of a representation of home builders, developers, and associate members of the HBA of Metro Denver. The Board acts as the governing body of the MHC with the authority to establish policy and implement the objectives of the MHC. The Board consists of up to twenty directors.
Advance the interests and political awareness of the homebuilding industry in Metro Denver.
Support local and state level candidates as determined by an annual analysis of races.
Work to improve the political climate for the homebuilding industry within the Metro Denver region.
Help our members and elected officials play a more active role in the public policy and political process surrounding homebuilding issues.