Iowa City Area Home Builders Association wins award for best PR program

The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association (HBA) has been recognized for its outstanding Public Relations Program Conducted with an Award of Excellence from the Executive Officers Council (EOC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

“It is truly an honor for the hard work and professionalism of the HBA Executive Officer to be recognized with this Association Excellence Award,” said Melissa Schooley, President of The Greater Iowa City Area HBA, in a release sent by the organization. “I applaud Karyl’s dedication to representing the home builder members and preserving the American Dream of homeownership for our community.”

“Despite limited resources, the HBA was able to increase awareness and encourage the public in our four-county area to do business with HBA members that are trusted, professional and local through OTT, Connected TV, print and social media marketing campaigns.”

According to the release, the Association Excellence Awards is an annual program designed to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of state and local home builders’ associations and executive officers in the field of association management. EOC membership is comprised of the staff executives who direct more than 650 NAHB-affiliated state and local home builders’ associations representing more than 140,000 home builders in communities across the U.S.

“It never ceases to amaze the work product that is created by local and state HBA’s throughout our NAHB federation. The shear cumulative effort embodied by all that submitted for AEA awards is beyond impressive,” said Brian Miller, EOC President and EVP of the BIA of Northern Kentucky, in the release. “During these ever changing and challenging times in which we find ourselves it takes grit, determination, innovation and a spirit of entrepreneurship to successfully navigate the headwinds that face associations today. The volunteers, leaders and staff teams that represent the 2021 winners should take pride in knowing that they embody the true excellence we see day in and day out to run a vibrant and successful association. Well done!”

The winning entries will be added to the NAHB website, so that other executives and associations across the country can access and learn from them in order to provide better service to their own members and community, according to the release.

For more information on The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association go to or contact Karyl Bohnsack. Learn more about the Association Excellence Awards.