Posted on September 14, 2015 by Phil Rhees

I announced before that our OSHBA Board of Directors has voted to create the Oklahoma Housing Hall of Fame.  It is time that we recognize the past and present giants of the housing industry in Oklahoma, and I’m looking forward to getting the ball rolling.

Phil Rhees

Phil Rhees

A Board of Governors will eventually be created to administer the program and select the inductees, but as we plan to honor our first class of Hall of Famers at our annual officer installation and banquet in January, the OSHBA Executive Committee and Executive Officer will handle the responsibilities until a Board of Governors can be appointed by next year’s president and approved by the Board.

It is time to nominate someone you feel fits the bill. Application forms are on the OSHBA web site and also at the OSHBA office, or you canclick here to download.  

Any member of our state association can place a name into nomination, but it must be received no later than ten days prior to our Fall Board of Directors meeting.  (Since this year it is October 1 that means September 20!!).

Nominees may be persons (living or deceased) who have made significant and lasting contributions to Oklahoma housing and/or to the OSHBA.  They can be builder OR associate members, elected or government officials, or Industry-allied professionals…..basically anyone who has contributed or supported our industry in a substantial or unique way, even if they live out of state!

So get with your friends and colleagues and start talking about who you would like to nominate!  I’m sure all of us know a few members that qualify as “no-brainers” for this honor, and I expect this first class will be very special, indeed!

Phil Rhees
2015 OSHBA State President

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