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Government Affairs

The Utah Valley Home Builders Association is looking out for its members. Advocacy to local, state and national policy makers and other regulatory bodies on behalf of the building industry is a critical component of the HBA’s mission. Get involved by joining the Government Affairs Committee.  The Government Regulations committee meets on the fourth Thursday of each month with a few exceptions:

                           Next meeting is February 27, 2020  at 12:00 pm.  RSVP 801-225-8893.  Join today!

*Join a Government Affairs Committee now!  Our goals working for you are..... PAC & Voter Mobilization, and Government Regulations/ Land Use Issues & Codes.    Please RSVP 801-225-8893 or if you would like to join the committee. All members invited to attend.


City Updates:


UVHBA is constantly reviewing with cities their fees and challenging all Impact Fee Facility Plans ( IFFP's) and Impact Fee Analysis ( IFA's) for accuracy, law standards and fairness.  Your help with updates and meeting with city officials is appreciated! January 2020 the new Impact Fee Summary Report will be issued.

Eagle Mountain amended their Street Trees ordinance and Residential zones and development standards on August 20th. UVHBA attended the city council numerous meetings and objected to many suggested ordinance changes that would only add to construction costs and over-stepped governments interference.  One last ordinance will still be addressed in January - Multi Family swimming pools and club house requirements.

Other cities just now conducting new Impact Fee Facility Plans are: Springville Public Safety;  Salem will begin in the fall; Santaquin Roads; and Saratoga Springs will begin soon looking at their Building Permit Fees.  Mapleton will begin the process early 2020.

Friends of Housing PAC:

Friends of Housing PAC plays an important role in supporting candidates who understand and  support our industry. Your contributions fund the work of responsive government and affordable housing.  Please be generous with your donations in 2020, we help elect housing friendly city council members.   FEBRUARY 13 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING is a fund raiser for our PAC!   Attend and purchase more chances to win our great prizes!

The Friends of Housing PAC had a 86% success rate with candidates winning their races.  Thank you to all who voted!

Friends of Housing Political Action Committee accepts corporate and personal funds.  Donate today!

CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS.   The Friends of Housing PAC committee met with local city council candidates in 2019.  We appreciate all those who are willing to serve in their cities and recognized the great people in our valley.

New city council members will be sworn in January 2020:

Provo:   Shannon Ellsworth, Travis Hoban, David Shipley,

Orem:  Terry Peterson,  Jeff Lambson, Debby Lauret

American Fork: Clark Taylor,  Rob Shelton, Kevin Barnes.

Pleasant Grove: Cyd LeMone, Eric Jensen. Brent Bullock.

Cedar Hills: Mike Geddes, Brian Miller

Lindon: Carolyn Lundberg, Randi Powell, Mike Vanchiere.

Vineyard: Tyce Flake,  Cristy Welsh.

Mapleton: Leslie Jones, Therin Garrett, Jessica Egbert,

Saratoga Springs: , Ryan Poduska, Chris Porter. Christopher Carn

Highland: Kim Rodela, Brittney Bills Timothy Ball.

Lehi: Paige Albrecht, Johnny Reville, Mike Southwick.

Eagle Mountain:  Curtis Colby, Carolyn Love. Jared Gray.

Springville: Matt Packard, Liz Crandall, Patrick Monney

Spanish Fork: Brandon Gordon, Chad Argyle, Stacy Beck.

Payson: Brian Hulett, Linda Carter, Doug Welton.

Woodland Hills:  Karl Malkovich Bob Ottley, David Pratt

Santaquin: Lynn Mecham. Jennifer Bowman, David Hathaway


  • UTAH TAX REFORM.  No service tax on construction was included in the new Tax Reform bill.  The UVHBA and HBA of Utah were successful in keeping this unaffordable housing tax out of the tax reform.
**Preserve Your Business NOW - The Home Builders Association has saved you more than $30,000 per home, plus tens of thousands per year in business costs; and, help to stimulate the housing market. Join the HBA Now. You can’t afford not to!