Yesterday afternoon our Board of Directors met, and nominated 3 Associate Members for consideration for 2014 Butch Alfieri Associate of the Year.
John Tracey, a partner at the law firm Young Conaway Stargatt and Taylor was nominated for his help and support at last month’s Bringing Housing Home meeting with Senator Carper, Senator Coons and Representative Carney. John’s firm hosted our meeting in their multipurpose conference room at their Rodney Square office in Wilmington, which was a perfect location for our federal delegation as their offices are close by. It was an important meeting for us as we have previously written about in Sticks and Bricks and our venue at YCST on Rodney Square for quite fitting!
Jim McCulley of Watershed Eco LLC was nominated in recognition of his work on the State’s Wetlands Advisory Committee. As our representative on this committee, Jim has made sure our interests are well respected and also very importantly he is crafting a proposal to allow density bonuses to landowners in exchange for protection of site natural resources. Doesn’t it make sense – instead of devaluing a resource and a landowner’s land, this would encourage greater protection of natural resources such as wetlands, habitat and critters and forested areas.
Mike Riemann of Becker Morgan Group was nominated for his help allowing us to communicate and participate with Kent County government and building officials on numerous issues during the last 18 months. Most recently, Kent County adopted the latest building code (IRC 2012) exempting residential sprinklers in new homes. Mike’s efforts to help us meet and develop working relationships with Kent County officials was critical to our participation in their public meetings and dialogue during this process.
Congratulations to John Tracey, Jim McCulley and Mike Riemann, and thank you for helping our Association and the housing interests of our entire membership!
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