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Committees and Councils

SALES & MARKETING COUNCIL

Co-Chair: Rob Morandi

Co-Chair: Jack O’Donnell

C0- Chair: Paul Musso

C0- Chair:  Nick Dalvano

Mission Statement

The mission of the LIBI Sales & Marketing Council is to promote a friendly and prestigious image of the Long Island Builders Institute across the Long Island business community as well as the public at large by showcasing the many worthwhile ventures of its six major groups, namely the LIBI Membership Committee, the Community Outreach Committee, Long Island Green Homes Council, the LIBI Political Action Committee, and Long Island Home Builders Care (LIHBC).

Goals

We seek to assist in the development of quality Public Relations and Marketing strategies to promote the projects of each of the above mentioned groups to both the business and municipal communities as well as to the LIBI membership itself, in an effort to make LIBI and its logo a household name that people will respect and be proud to be a member of. LIBI should not only become the authority for the housing industry on Long Island, but should also seek to promote a better synergy with the Long Island community. We intend to utilize all the marketing tools available including advertising and/or articles in such media forums as newspapers, trade publications, TV, radio and social networks including Facebook, Twitter and Linked In. Additional networking projects will become necessary with the local Chambers of Commerce, attending external Trade Shows as representatives of LIBI and distribution of print materials that establish stronger brand recognition of the LIBI name to our members as well as the public

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Alec Ornstein

Co-Chair: Sal Ferro

Co-Chair: Mike Kelly

Co-Chair: Matthew Whalen

Meets at the call of the Chairman. Open to representative of the East End Chapter, Remodeler’s Council and the Associate Council, each town sub-committee chair of the Government Affairs Committee, and any interested member. Mission is to raise and dispense funds derived from member voluntary contributions, PAC golf outings, and donations at general membership meetings, in accordance with the objectives of the LIBI Board. Candidates will be screened. Objective is to disperse funds and to plan special PAC events for elections, and encourage LIBI members to contribute to PAC efforts.

 

BY-LAWS COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Ira Adler

Co-Chair: Louis Algios

Meets when asked by the Board of Directors to prepare by-laws changes in accordance to keep our by-laws current and reflective of members emerging needs.

 

LIBI LAWYERS COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Louis Algios

Co-Chair: Larry Davis

Vice-Chair: David Sloane

Meets at call of Chair. Open to all interested member lawyers and staff lawyers of member firms. Mission is to provide legal review of pending laws and regulations affecting LIBI members, network among professionals serving member companies, provide occasional legal services to LIBI, and develop shared solutions to common member legal issues. Objective is to develop positive legislation and review legislative introductions to help LIBI shape positions.

 

BUILDER-BANKING COMMITTEE

Co-Chairman: Alec Ornstein

Co Chair: Stanley Greenstein

Mission is to interface between the Banking and Building Industries

 

NASSAU COUNTY GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Co-Chair: Ray Accettella

Co-Chair: Matt Whalen

Meets at the call of the chairman.

Open to all interested members.

Mission is to work with county officials and monitor the county government actions and recommend policy options affecting builders.

Objective is to establish on-going liaison with the town leaders.

 

HEMPSTEAD

Co-Chair: Ray Accettella

Meets at the call of the chairman

Monitor activities in the Town of Hempstead affecting builders and take appropriate steps to modify decisions.

Mission is to establish on-going relationship with town and work on builder issues.

 

OYSTER BAY

Co-Chair:

Co-Chair: Robert Preston

Meets at the call of the chairman

Mission is to establish on-going relationship with town and work on builder issues.

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Co-Chair: Steve Jensen

Co-Chair: Shelley Feigelson

Open to all members in good standing.

Formed and activated in 2007 to establish a system for regular LIBI members’ involvement in monthly town meetings of town boards and planning agencies. Members of this committee are asked to join their local civic associations and report back to the committee any issues that may come up concerning the building industry.

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Co-Chair:

Co-Chair: David Scro

Vice Chair: Larry Davis

Meet at the call of the chairman. . Mission is to work with county officials and monitor the county government actions and recommend policy options affecting builders and the industry. Establish on-going liaison with the town leaders

 

BABYLON

Co-Chair: Ray Accettella

Co-Chair:

To monitor and represent LIBI on major matters affecting the members.

Mission is to establish on-going liaison with the town officials.

 

BROOKHAVEN COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Mike Kelly

Co-Chair: Larry Davis

Vice-Chair: Alec Ornstein

Co-Vice Chair: Chic Voorhees

Meets at the call of the Chairman.

Open to all members conducting business with Brookhaven.

Mission is to work with the town to improve building opportunities through zoning, planning and building code management improvements.

 

HUNTINGTON COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Ira Tane

Co-Chair: Charlie Mancini

Vice-Chair: Jerry Herz

Co-Vice Chair: Victor Bert

Meets at call of chair.

Open to all volunteer Huntington Builders.

Mission is to establish on-going liaison with the town leaders.

 

ISLIP COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Vincent Calvosa

Co-Chair:

Vice-Chair: Victor Irizarry

Meets at call of the Chairman.

Open to all interested members.

Mission is to work with the town to improve building opportunities through zoning, planning and building code management improvements.

 

SMITHTOWN

Co-Chair: David Scro

Co-Chair: Tony Monaco

Vice-Chair: Don Quigley

Co-Vice Chair: Kevin Burch

Meets at the call of the Chairman.

Open to all members conducting business with Smithtown. Mission is to work with the town to improve building opportunities through zoning, planning and building code management improvements. Committee will monitor Town’s disposition of Kings Park site and other properties of significance.

 

PINE BARRENS

Co-Chairman: David Scro

Co-Chair: Charlie Mancini

Vice-Chair: Theresa Elkowitz

Meets at the call of the Chairman.

Mission is to work to eliminate negative impacts of proposed Pine Barrens Plan revision and seek improvements. Committee will work with Commission, the three towns and DEC.

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPT. OF HEALTH

Co-Chair: David Scro

Co-Chair: Victor Bert; Teri Elkowitz

Vice Chair: Alec Ornstein

Co- Vice Chair: David Sloane

Meets at the call of the Chairman.

Membership is open to all interested members.

Mission is to provide liaison between LIBI and the Department, and resolve problems brought to its attention.

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY

Co-Chairman: Mark Baisch

Co-Chair: Alec Ornstein

Meets at the call of the Chairman.

Open to all interested members.

Mission is to provide liaison between LIBI and SCWA, .and resolve problems brought to its attention

 

GREEN HOMES COUNCIL

Co-Chairman: John Barrows

Co- Chair: Cliff Fetner

Meets 3rd Monday at 8:30 am at the LIBI office

Mission is to track the developing Green and Energy Star Industry and its impact with Building Industry.

 

ASSOCIATE COUNCIL

President: Denise Angiulo

Vice President: Paul Musso

Secretary: Will Hubbs

Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 am at the LIBI office.

Open to all Associate members in good standing.

Mission is to expand opportunities for involvement in LIBI. (ECOPOSO)

 

ASSOCIATES TRADE SHOW COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Jay Ratto

Co-Chair: Nick Dalvano

Vice-Chair: Billy Zorn

Meets at the call of the chairman.

Membership is open to all interested members associate members.

Mission to maintain Annual Trade Show success.

Objective is to develop and conduct a successful Associate Trade Show and plan the trade show for the following year. Responsibilities of committee members include coordination of booths and table-tops, selling of sponsorships, participation on the day of the event.

 

LIBI BUDGET/ FISCAL COMMITTEE

Co-Chair: Brian Ferruggiari

Mission is to establish the budget and monitor LIBI finances through the year. Protect and invest LIBI savings and look for prudent actions to maximize financial health.

 

WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE and OTHER INSURANCE

Co-Chair: Alex Armonas

WC Meets annually, usually in the spring at the call of the Chairman. Open to Safety Group Trustees.

WC Mission is to supervise management of the LIBI Worker’s Compensation Group, establish annual dividend, work with State Insurance Fund, and retain a Safety Group administrator and Managing Agent. Objective is to service the needs of the Safety Group members and to assure collection of budgeted Safety Conduct Seminar payroll.

Other Insurance; meets at the call of the Co- Chairman

Mission is to develop and select group insurance programs for the general membership of LIBI other than workers compensation and seek out member service needs and solicit proposals: evaluate proposals for endorsement and recommend their adoption: supervise ongoing insurance programs; and to evaluate and/or recommend adoption of group insurance proposals from outside vendors.

 

DINNER DANCE

Co-Chair:

Co-Chair:

To conduct a successful Dinner Dance honoring the Past President and Past Associate Council President. Chairs are chosen on a yearly basis.

 

GOLF OUTING

Co-Chair: Ken Abrami

Co-Chair: Chris Capece

Co-Vice Chair: Larry Davis

Meets at the call of the Chairman.

Open to all interested members.

Mission is select sites and programs for the golf outing each year. This committee is responsible for securing sponsorships, raffle prizes, and balloon prizes. Members of this committee are required to donate prizes and help on the day of the event. The objective is to successfully hold profitable golf outings each year.

 

SOFTBALL

Co-Chair: Jay Ratto

Vice Chair: Charlie DiDomenico

 

MEMBERSHIP

Co-Chair: Grant Havasy

Co-Chair: Nick Dalvano

Meets monthly, the first Wednesday at 10:00 am at LIBI office. Open to all LIBI members willing to actively participate. Mission is to increase number of LIBI members through recruitment, Annual Membership Drive and retention efforts. Members of this committee may be asked to participate in the Ambassador program, the membership drive, or retention efforts. The objective of this committee is to implement recruitment and retention policies and set membership goals.

 

COMPLIANCE

Co-Chair: Vincent Calvosa

Co-Chair: Len Axin

Vice-chair: James Zizzi

Meets at call of the Chairman.

Mission is to resolve consumer complaints against members through a process of conciliation, often involving home inspection.

Objective is to follow-up on pending complaints and processing 2007 complaints. For form a subcommittee to develop a new update to LIBI’s Accepted Building Standards.

 

ENERGY CONSERVATION/NATIONAL GRID

Co-Chair: Cliff Fetner

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RIVERHEAD

Co-Chair: Grant Havasy

Meets at the call of the Chairman.

Open to all members conducting business with Riverhead.

Mission is to establish on-going relationship with town and work on builder issues.

as of Jan 10, 2013

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