June Dinner Meeting: Former Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development, Ben Metcalf
June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$45
Senate Bill 969 now requires battery backup on automatic garage door openers when a garage door or opener are replaced. The bill comes in response to the wildfires which saw at least 5 people die inside their garages due to becoming trapped in the 2017 fire season. Learn how these systems work, and how to properly inspect them and the garage doors.
5:30pm Pre-Meeting John Fryer, local municipal inspector and former home inspector, will have a slideshow about new construction inspections. (Attendees will earn an additional ASHI CE)
6:45pm Comment Review Brian Cogley, past president, will provide a report writing analysis using member-submitted comments to improve clarity and the principles of Identification, Implication, and Recommendation.
7:00pm Dinner Enjoy a handcrafted dinner by our personal chef, Malika Henderson. Menu: TBD
7:00pm Chapter Meeting During dinner, chapter president Paul Barraza will lead a short business meeting to cover chapter and ASHI business, committee reports, and upcoming educational opportunities.
7:45pm Main Speaker Ben Metcalf will talk about the challenges and rewards of working as the director of CA Housing & Community Development, and his other work in HUD and private housing programs.
Ben Metcalf, Stronger Foundations founder and principal, has spent his career delivering housing solutions in both the public and private sectors. His approach—which values partnership and creativity—draws on his experience as a hands-on practitioner and strategic policy maker. Ben was formerly Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development serving under Governors Brown and Newsom. Ben also worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where he served most recently as an appointee of President Obama in the role of Deputy Assistant Secretary of HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs. Previously, he developed mixed-income and mixed-use communities with BRIDGE Housing Corporation.