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  • PRESS RELEASE: Shannon Affholter Resigns as Executive Director of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties

    Posted on Sep 6, 2017 in:
    • MBAKS News
    • Press Releases
    BELLEVUE, Wash—September 6, 2017—The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBA) has announced the resignation of Shannon Affholter, the executive director since 2013. A recognized and effective regional leader for the MBA, Affholter leaves a successful and flourishing organization in place. Affholter's last day will be October 6.
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  • PRESS RELEASE: Governor Signs Into Law Buildable Lands Bill

    Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in:
    • Industry News
    • Advocacy
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    Bellevue, Wash—July 7, 2017—Governor Jay Inslee yesterday signed into law Senate Bill 5254, ensuring adequacy of buildable lands and zoning in urban growth areas. The bill, sponsored by Senator Joe Fain (R-47th District), will improve the methodology and process by which local jurisdictions assess buildable lands.
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  • PRESS RELEASE: Governor Signs into Law Permit Process Improvements to Help Housing

    Posted on Apr 27, 2017 in:
    • Industry News
    • Advocacy
    • Press Releases
    • MBAKS News
    Bellevue, Wash—April 27, 2017—Governor Jay Inslee today signed into law Senate Bill 5674, providing a local option to allow administrative approval of the final plat process. The bill, sponsored by Senator Guy Palumbo (D-1st District) and Senator Joe Fain (R-47th District), will provide significant efficiencies in many jurisdictions where it can take a long time to get a final plat through the legislative process.
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