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Young Leaders Council

About the Young Leaders Council

Our Mission

The HBA of Metro Denver Young Leaders Council (YLC) is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and supporting young leaders within the home building industry. We do this by:

  • Providing professional development resources.
  • Encouraging career development and recognition within the industry.
  • Promoting and supporting community involvement.
  • Providing networking opportunities with other young professionals and industry leaders.

Who We Are

The Young Leaders Council (YLC) is a vibrant and fun group of young professionals in the homebuilding industry. Over the past 6 years, we’ve been creating opportunities to connect young leaders, help them further their skillset, and grow their involvement in the industry and the community at large. Any HBA member under the age of 40 is welcome to join.

Why Join

If you are new to the building industry or would simply enjoy connecting with other young professionals in building, you should join! Here are a few of the events we host throughout the year:

  • “Eats & Inspiration” – Leadership and Personal Growth Luncheon View a recent Event Recording
  • Corn Hole Tournament
  • Mentorship Program
  • Annual recognition with the “Young Leader Award” at the MAME Awards
  • Book Club
  • Community Volunteer Opportunities

The Young Leaders Council partners with other HBA Councils such as the Professional Women in Building and Custom Builder and Remodeler Council on various programs and events to provide an opportunity to expand your relationships and connect with a variety of HBA members. Many of our events are open to all HBA members, however, one benefit to becoming a member of the Young Leaders Council is reduced ‘YLC Member’ pricing on most events/programs as well as participation in any ‘YLC exclusive’ events/programs. Membership in the council is open to all HBA members under the age of 40.   We invite and encourage all HBA members wanting to meet and mingle with Young Leaders Council members to attend our events!

Now Available: Our full Calendar of Events for 2024 as well as Council Sponsorship Opportunities!

Check out a quick video about a previous Leaders & Libations event:

Thank You to our Sponsors:

Board Leadership
2024 Executive Team

Chair: Kage Janes, Firstbank
Co-Chair: Colleen Judge, Maverick Warranties & Insurance
Secretary: Kayleigh Gillespie, Norris Design

  • Kevin Johnk, Sterling Ranch
  • Kage Janes, Chair, Firstbank
  • Colleen Judge, Co-chair, Maverick Warranties & Insurance
  • Connie Dahl, HBA of Metro Denver
  • Paige Roemmich, HBA of Metro Denver
  • Kayleigh Gillespie, Secretary, Norris Design
  • Cody Hurley, Thomas James Homes
  • Megan Fitzpatrick, KB Home
  • Hayley Warner, Norris Design
  • Macy O'Rourke, Kimberly Timmons Interiors
  • Meghan Morin, HomeAid Colorado
  • Matthew Prasad, Denver Flooring & Finishes
  • Hannah Rowan, Kimley-Horn & Associates
  • Erin Thomas, SaaviHome
  • Gracy Weil, Southern Land Company
  • Evan Rumney, Redland

"We see a healthy dichotomy of members in this group: one part made up of professionals who are new to the industry; and the other being made up of young leaders looking to move to the next level of their career. Ultimately, all members will come together to advance their careers in the homebuilding industry." ~ Lauren Karsh, Denver YLC Founding Member and 2017 YLC Chair 

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