Specifically, we generated a total of 1,068,418 mailers in these 75 races. Our grand total advocacy spending for all of our efforts including NAHB and NC BUILD-PAC and our HBEF was $959,034.74.
NCHBA membership during the year stayed virtually level at around 14,500 members firms, preserving NCHBA’s position as the largest state association in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) federation. Both personally as our NAHB State Representative and through his leadership team and other members, NCHBA continued its strong record of involvement in the activities of the National Association of Home Builders, albeit virtually after March, as would be expected of an association which comprises almost 10% of the membership of NAHB.
Under Mark’s leadership, we continued to make great progress in the implementation of the final year of our three-year NCHBA strategic plan—Vision 2020. Further, despite the COVID challenges which required us to cancel the 21st Century Building Expo & Conference for the first time in 18 years, we nevertheless maintained NCHBA’s strong financial footing by recording a solid 2020 operating revenue profit which thereby increased NCHBA’s net assets to a new record level.
While the foregoing successes highlight several of the many accomplishments during Mark’s term, what makes these accomplishments even more remarkable is that Mark was able to lead this effort virtually. While Mark expertly utilized the talents of an excellent leadership team to assist him, his unselfish service to this association cannot be overstated. His singular dedication and commitment to the association has been truly extraordinary. Mark’s leadership during one of the most difficult times in the history of our association, state and nation will be long remembered.
Last but certainly not least, NCHBA owes a sincere debt of gratitude to Mark’s wife, Sandy, and his wonderful family. Your support has enabled Mark to successfully lead us through the unique challenges of this year that none of us will ever forget. And for that, we are most grateful.