Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association
As a former builder of affordable and green Santa Fe subdivisions, Kim Shanahan brings a unique perspective to his current job as Executive Officer of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association(SFAHBA). Representing a conservative industry in a progressive town, Kim brings the sensibility of a small local business owner to controversial discussions on affordable housing, green building, climate change, and growth management.
In a job that asks for public involvement and outreach, Kim served on many local boards and committees, including Habitat for Humanity, YouthWorks, Affordable Housing Roundtable, Sustainable Santa Fe Commission, Capital Improvements Advisory Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, Planning Commission and the Mayor’s Task Force to End Homelessness.
Kim has helped nurture a change in the local perception of Santa Fe’s home building and development community over the past decade. The public’s acknowledgement of the inherently progressive nature of local builders and developers has been firmly established. As a national leader in the practice of green building science, for even the most affordable homes, the local home builders association plays a significant role in guaranteeing a healthy and sustainable local economy.
Presiding over an annual Parade of Homes staged by SFAHBA, as well as being a builder participant in year’s past, Kim is well-versed in both the subjective and objective nature of judging homes for excellence and accomplishment. Santa Fe’s custom home market has long pushed the boundaries of green and sustainable homebuilding. Kim has been immersed in those efforts for over 30 years.