Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
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The State House Inn & Illinois State Library
State House Inn - 101 E Adams St.
IL State Library - 300 S 2nd St.
Springfield, IL 62701

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Hotel Room Block

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for HBAI Members at The State House Inn on Tuesday, April 25th.  The discounted room rate is $125 + tax.

Hotel reservation need to be made by March 31st by calling 217-528-5100 x 0 or emailing cnichelson@thestatehouseinn.com.  The group name is Home Builders Association.


Sara Decatoire, CAE, IOM - HBAI Executive Officer 


Thank you to our Sponsor


 HBAI Lobby Day 

Please join us for HBAI's Annual Lobby Day featuring multiple speakers from NAHB, HBAI and State Legislators as well as a reception at the Illinois State Library with legislators. We will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the State House Inn's Governor's Room with our panelists and adjourn at 4:30 p.m. We will then walk to the Illinois State Library across the street for our reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Be sure to personally invite your State Representative and Senator to the Reception at the IL State Library. Find My Elected Official - Use this link and add your home address to find contact information for your state legislators. 

- Program Schedule -

1:00 – 2:00               Registration and Networking – The State House Inn

2:00 – 3:30               NAHB Panel of Experts

                                 David Logan, Director of Tax & Trade Policy Analysis                                  Heather Voorman, Federal Legislative Director                                                     Neil Burning, Vice President for Construction Codes &                                         Standards

3:30 – 3:50               Michael Mannion, HBAI Lobbyist                     

3:50 – 4:30               Invited Legislators (TBA) to Speak

5:00 – 7:00               Reception with Legislators - Illinois State Library


A panel of experts from the National Association of Home Builders will discuss important economic, federal legislative, and regulatory topics affecting the home building industry.  David Logan, Director of Tax & Trade Policy Analysis for NAHB will provide an economic outlook and discuss some industry challenges on the horizon. Federal Legislative Director, Heather Voorman will provide a legislative update and discuss NAHB’s priorities for the 118th Congress. NAHB’s Vice President for Construction Codes & Standards, Neil Burning will discuss the Resilient and Efficient Codes Implementation (RECI) grant program appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Latest and Zero Building Energy Code Adoption program appropriated by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as they relate to the adoption of updated building energy codes and the incremental cost impacts for Illinois homebuilders.

David Logan

David Logan is a Senior Economist and the Director of Tax and Trade Policy Analysis at NAHB.  Prior to joining NAHB, David served as Chief Economist for the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, Senior Economist for the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, and held economist positions at notable think tanks such as the Brookings Institution and Tax Foundation. He has been cited by the Associated Press, CNBC, Bloomberg, HousingWire, MarketWatch, The Financial Times, USA Today, and Newsweek, among others. Mr. Logan holds an MS in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, a certificate in Trade Policy from Harvard University, a Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati, and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. He is currently a PhD candidate in Economic Policy and International Security at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Heather Voorman

 Heather Voorman is a Federal Legislative Director at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). She received her B.S. from South Dakota State University and her J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Prior to joining NAHB, Heather worked as the Policy Director for the National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) and the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA). Additionally, her previous professional experience includes serving as the Consolidated Plan Manager for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives handling topics including housing, small business, and regulatory issues.

Neil Burning

Neil Burning is Vice President of Construction Codes and Standards for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He oversees the development of NAHB’s comprehensive advocacy and research efforts dealing with residential construction codes and standards development, implementation, and enforcement.

Prior to NAHB, he was the Manager of Plan Review and Building Permits for Clark County, Nevada and was the Building Official for the City of Peoria, Arizona. He has over 35 years of technical expertise in building codes and standards.

Neil graduated from Arizona State University with a BS degree in Construction Management and is certified by the International Code Council (ICC) as a Building Official, Building Plans Examiner, Combination Commercial Building Inspector, and Commercial Electrical Inspector.

Michael Mannion

HBAI’s Lobbyist, Michael Mannion is a regulatory and public policy lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience advising senior executive-level clients, boards of directors, CEOs and Presidents of corporations and trade associations on a wide range of matters, including federal and state regulatory and legislative issues.

ln early 2015, sought out by the then newly-elected Governor Bruce Rauner, Mike was appointed Director of the Illinois Division of Banking. In the Banking Division, he had regulatory responsibility for over 1,000 state-chartered banks, mortgage brokers, among other financial service entities. From March 2016 –March 2017, again at the request of the Governor, he served in the position of Director of the Bureau of Benefits in Illinois’ Central Management Services, where he oversaw more than $3 billion in annual spending for state employee/retiree benefits programs, including health insurance.

Prior to his work in State Government, Mike was the Vice President of Government Relations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. Earlier in his career, he was a partner in private practice focused on government affairs and regulatory issues.

He is a member of the Illinois Secretary of State's Lobbyist Advisory Committee.