NEWSLETTER 

Summer 2022

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Our Mission

The Martha's Vineyard Builders' Association, through education, collaboration, and collective action, works to strengthen the design and construction industry while supporting and enhancing the local economy, environment, and community.




We Want You… to help shape the future and voice of the MVBA

When you participate in an MVBA Committee, you help steer initiatives from an early stage and play a key role in establishing future happenings. The MVBA represents the voice of our building community and the more voices involved, the more the organization truly reflects the opinions and desires of the membership. Below is a snapshot of the initiatives the committees are currently working on. If you are interested in elevating your voice and actively joining in the conversation in any of the below topics, please email admin@mvbuilders.org.

Events Committee:

The Events Committee plans and schedules each event hosted or sponsored by the MVBA including educational events for continuing education credits, member appreciation and social events, roundtables for local building and trades people to share views on issues impacting the Island community, etc. At present, the Events Committee is focused on creating a meaningful, valuable, and educational events calendar for fall/winter 2022 and fun yet engaging membership appreciation and networking opportunities.

Membership Committee:

The Membership Committee is focused on expanding valuable membership benefits, educating potential future candidates on advantages of membership with the MVBA, and encouraging new members of various trades and design backgrounds to join the organization. The work of the Membership Committee is currently focused on growing the membership and enhancing member benefits.

Community Engagement Committee:

A key element of the organization’s mission is to support and enhance our Island community, the Community Engagement Committee is dedicated to making sure the MVBA puts our mission into action. By partnering with local non-profits whose missions align with our own, we are able to make an even larger, positive impact by joining forces. We collaborate with organizations such as Habitat MV, Healthy Aging MV, MV Youth, among many others, to create a reciprocal relationship which assists us each with achieving our individual goals. Currently the Community Engagement Committee is focused on bringing local youth into the trades by introducing them to possible careers and working with our community partners to create educational opportunities in our schools so high-quality training and interest may start at an early age.

Regulatory Committee:

The MVBA was born out of a chorus of community voices in the design and trade sector who felt the need to band together and amplify their voices. The work of the Regulatory Committee continues this tradition by keeping current on the changes with local Building Departments, building code, and the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. This committee identifies significant regulatory changes and works to communicate those changes to our members. The work of this committee is ongoing but currently includes supporting local building inspectors to better serve the tradesmen and women, and consider proposed changes to local code.

The above committees are looking for engaged volunteers to join and meet virtually 1-2 times per month for no more than one hour. Your participation means the work of the organization will continue to be aligned with the goals and intentions of our members. If interested, please email your name and preferred committee to admin@mvbuilders.org.

Attention Current or Aspiring Electricians

The Martha's Vineyard Center for Education and Training, formerly known as ACE MV, is collaborating with Upper Cape Tech to offer Electrical Code & Theory on-island. They are interested in hearing from electrical apprentices who are working towards their Journeyman license as well as Journeymen electricians who want to take the next step and become Master-level electricians, ideally by Friday, September 2nd. Please take and share this survey link (https://forms.gle/iCopgexFt2cxMQNC8) before September 2nd.

Are you a Master or Journeyman electrician interested in teaching levels 2 and 4 of Electrical Code & Theory? If so, please email Lisette Williams, MVCET Workforce Education Director (lisette@mvcet.org) or Mary Burke, Adult & Continuing Education Director at Upper Cape Tech (mburke@uppercape.org) for more information.



Preview of Fall Events


UPCOMING MVBA Events

Credits

Date/Time

Information

Details

Fall Member Appreciation

Thursday

September 29th at 5pm

Let’s get together!

Enjoy Appetizers, Giveaways, and Drinks

Location is To Be Announced

MVBA Monthly Board Meeting

Wednesday

September 14th

At 5:00pm

VIRTUAL meeting via Zoom for MVBA’s Board

 

Managing People: 

The Hardest Thing We Do!

One CSL General Credit

1 hour

Wednesday

October 5th

at 5:00pm

 Live presentation by
Tim Faller, Remodelers Advantage

Details To Be Announced

MVBA Monthly Board Meeting

Wednesday

October 12th

At 5:00pm

VIRTUAL meeting via Zoom for MVBA’s Board

 


*On January 11, 2022, the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) suspended the in-person education requirement applicable to Construction Supervisor License (CSL) renewal applications received from September 13, 2021 through June 1, 2022, given the increased number of COVID-19 cases.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the MVBA and gaining access to ALL our events including continuing education classes and networking opportunities, please visit our website.


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