CHBA - Alberta President
EDMONTON, March 21, 2016 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Alberta is pleased to announce that Ryan Scott is the 55th President of the Association and will serve an 18-month term as the leader of CHBA – Alberta.
Scott is President and CEO of Calgary-based Avalon Master Builder and is recognized within the residential construction industry as one of the leading sources on sustainable building. His experience includes serving as Chair and Past-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alberta New Home Warranty Program.
At a recent succession ceremony, Scott thanked outgoing President Tally Hutchinson for his work on behalf of CHBA – Alberta during his 18-month term.
“Working with you, our board and our committees has shown me that the strength of CHBA – Alberta lies in its volunteer members. I have been impressed with the commitment of our membership to step up and put their time and energy into ensuring that we are working towards our vision of A Home for every Albertan,” Scott said.
During Hutchinson’s term, the Association faced many challenging issues, including introduction of a new Condominium Property Act, numerous building code changes, a review of the Municipal Government Act, City Charters, and a stronger government focus on climate change. In addition, CHBA – Alberta introduced new programs to increase worker safety and help members access funding through the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, as well as implementing a new strategic planning process and making changes to strengthen Association governance.
“I am honoured to work with our boards, committees and staff to continue the work Tally has started and to deal with new challenges as they come up – and they will come up,” Scott said.
Looking ahead, Scott said it will be important for CHBA – Alberta to be a strong advocate for members and their customers when a new Municipal Government Act is introduced during the current session of the Alberta Legislature, in consultations on regulations for the Condominium Property Act, and as new policies are introduced to fight climate change.
The Canadian Home Builders' Association – Alberta represents over 1,500 business members including new home builders, renovators, developers, trade and supply companies, and professional services. Local CHBA’s operate in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Grande Prairie and Medicine Hat