COVID-19: Message from HBA President Carrie Bartow and HBA CEO Renee Zentz
Over the next few weeks, and most likely months, our priority is to balance the safety of self, family and members, while at the same time meeting the needs and expectations that our members want and deserve in this unprecedented time. Our work environment is where we start. We believe we can accomplish this desired balance with the following precautions starting now and continuing over the next few weeks. Please understand that we will be evaluating this often and change is a high probability.
As the Association, our role is to be here for our members. Our commitment is to stay available and engaged on issues that are or will be affecting our industry now and in the future.
We understand the importance of allowing business activities to move forward. We will continue to work with our government officials to keep businesses open and our economy moving forward. As Colorado health officials continue to investigate Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state, HBA and other industry officials are monitoring and taking precautions. The HBA is adapting to new information as it becomes available and evaluating options to keep everyone safe and healthy.
MARCH MEETINGS CANCELLED
For the balance of March, HBA Committee and Council meetings, along with the Board of Director meeting, will be cancelled. Education and Member events are being postponed or cancelled on a case-by-case basis for a minimum of 45 days. We will continue to monitor the situation and evaluate meetings in April as we get closer to the meeting date.
In an effort to keep staff and members safe, the HBA office will be open to staff only. All meetings and correspondence will be done via email, text, phone or video conferencing. We will send updates on our industry as they arise.
We sincerely thank you for your support. We are here for you; please do not hesitate to contact us.
Carrie Bartow Renee Zentz
2020 HBA President CEO
Principal at CLA Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs
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