The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is gearing up for the 2017 Hall of Fame by diving into the “Vault” of past honorees. This week’s feature will highlight the lifetime achievements of 1994 inductee, Ward Connerly, President and Principal Consultant of Connerly & Associates, Inc..
Ward Connerly co-founded Connerly & Associates, Inc., a housing research and community development consulting firm with a statewide practice, in 1973 with his wife, Ilene.
His firm has been in the forefront of state laws regarding local housing plans and affordable housing policies. Connerly has also been a leader in assisting the building industry in understanding and complying with energy conservation and other state building standards.
After earning a bachelor's degree in Political Theory from California State University, Sacramento in 1962, he immediately became involved in housing and community development issues through employment with the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.
Over the years, Ward has volunteered substantial time to a number of governmental boards and community organizations.
Upon his induction into the 1994 Hall of Fame, Connerly established through CHF the “Ward Connerly Research Endowment” benefiting industry research supporting the economic benefits of new home construction.
Endowments not only ensure the permanence of the Foundation, but shape the character of the homebuilding industry, leaving a lasting legacy for the Connerly family.
Read Connerly’s and other past honorees’ Hall of Fame biographies on the CHF Hall of Fame webpage.
CHF is currently planning the 2017 Hall of Fame, scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at The US Grant Hotel, San Diego. Mark your calendar today!
The Foundation depends entirely on corporate and private sponsorships for financial support. Interested sponsors should contact Terri Brunson at firstname.lastname@example.org for a 2017 sponsorship prospectus.