Advocacy definition dictionary

A Commitment to Public Service

adminAdvocacy, Codes, Land Development, Member News, President's Message

Advocacy definition dictionaryThe GHBA mission is to “provide advocacy, education, professional development and valuable services to its members and to the home building industry.” Some GHBA members truly take this mission to heart by serving in advocacy-related positions across the greater Houston area.

To those GHBA members involved with public service, thank you for your time, dedication and commitment to our communities and the greater Houston area.”
GHBA is fortunate to be an association of members willing to commit their personal time to public service. From Dickinson, to Friendswood, to Sugar Land, to Houston, and stretching across Montgomery, Harris and Galveston counties, GHBA members serve on planning commissions, city-wide boards, and even as chief executives of local municipalities and a state senator.

GHBA member and developer Brandon Creighton has served in the State Legislature since 2008. Senator Creighton has represented Montgomery, Harris, Chambers, Jefferson and Galveston counties in the State Senate since 2014. Two-time GHBA president and home builder Kevin Holland has served as City of Friendswood mayor since 2012. And, GHBA and Developers Council member Joe Zimmerman just won his Sugar Land mayoral runoff election last month. Congratulations newly-elected Mayor Zimmerman!


In addition to these esteemed offices, GHBA members hold other positions on the City of Houston Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, Houston Appeals Board, ReBuild Houston, as well as the City of Dickinson Planning & Zoning Commission and the Santa Fe City Council, just to name a few.

These positions and others govern subdivision platting and a whole slew of land development regulations in their respective city limits and ETJ (extra territorial jurisdiction). Individuals serving are often appointed by mayors and selected because of their level of expertise as well as their commitment to the city where they reside.

GHBA members involved with public service are responsible for making decisions concerning land development and construction applications that best balance economic development and quality of life needs. We commend them because outside of their day job, they commit personal time to positions that constantly pull them in various directions of fairness, common sense, property values, and the law.

To advocate for our industry, we always request a seat at the table in every city, county, state and federal office we visit.

I’m proud to be a part of an organization that has members willing to share their experience and expertise through public service. These seasoned professionals best understand our industry and dedicate hundreds of hours of service.

To those GHBA members involved with public service, thank you for your time, dedication and commitment to our communities and the greater Houston area.

About the Author