When a ship is tussled at sea, a good compass comes in handy. When a pilot is caught in a powerful storm, he must fully trust his instrument panel. In such an environment, it can be difficult to tell which way is up. That’s when you must be able to confidently depend on trusted navigational tools.
The HBA’s most important navigational tool is our strategic plan. Our current plan (adopted in 2006) accurately foresaw the coming ebb in the housing market. It identified important issues that would face our members, including navigating a changing marketplace, green building and others. And it positioned the HBA to better serve its members now, at a time when they need more from their association than ever.
In December 2010, the HBA board of directors adopted the fourth strategic plan in the history of the organization. This three-to-five year plan will guide decisions and priorities for the association as it strives to serve its members, advocate on their behalf on various platforms, and equip them to compete and succeed in an emerging and changed economy.