Our Sponsors

Board Leadership

Officers

Executive Officer: Chérie TalbertHBA of Metro Denver, 303-551-6734

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

Treasurer: 

Board Members

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 KappesShea 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 

Kevin Puccio, Thrive Home Builders, 303-725-5886

Bruce Rau, Oakwood Homes, 303-486-8500 

Diana RaelNorris Design, 303-892-1166

James Spehalski, Marathon Land, 303-920-9400

Peter Tobin, Land Title Guarantee Company, 303-321-1880

John Vitella, Vitella Partners, 303-210-4964

2017 Conflict of Interest form for Member Use

"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

 

Metro Housing Coalition Political Committee Info

Membership Requirement

HBA member in good standing

Events Produced

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. 

About the Metro Housing Coalition Political Committee

Mission Statement

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. 

2017 Political Forum

Mark your calendar for the 2017 MHC Political Forum: For sponsorship and ticket information, contact Chérie Talbert.

What Happened!

2016 Election Guide

 

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: 

Adams County: 6 candidates / 3 seats

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

Arapahoe County: 5 candidates / 3 seats

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

Douglas County: 4 candidates / 2 seats

District 2 – MHC endorsed *Roger Partridge

District 3 – Open seat. MHC endorsed and contributed to Lora Thomas

Jefferson County: 4 candidates / 2 seats

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:

Town of Parker: Mayor and 3 seats

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.

Town of Castle Rock

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.

About the MHC Political Committee

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.  

Get to Know Us

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.  

Benefits

  • 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.