Dear Fellow Property Management Team Members:
We had a great kick off with our first meeting of 2020 with Mr. Mike Pennington as our guest
speaker. Mike is the Vice President of the Atlanta & Georgia Apartment Associations and comes
with a wealth of knowledge. He spoke on the importance of our association, volunteer work by
our members and how to fold a fitted sheet. He said that he will do a demonstration of how to
fold a fitted sheet as a workshop at the annual GAA conference. He has challenged all members to recruit at least 4 new members and they will be added to a drawing for a free registration to
the GAA conference at Amelia Island in September.
We had our first manager/owner round table event last month where we were honored to
have Mr. Marty Flournoy give us the history of how GCAA came to be back in 1985. He told us
that the individual apartment complex owners were facing challenges that they simply could
not fight alone so each joined forces to tackle the issues together. United voices are always
louder than one voice alone. Marty discussed the importance of maintaining the unity among
the communities so that if/when we face challenges that we are ready to stand united against
the issue. We heard from some of our industry leaders about how maintaining good working
relations with each other is vital to all our successes. The benefit of having the experience and
knowledge that we all can share with each other is a powerful strength that we can all utilize.
We would like to hear from our members of how we can make our association the best for each
of our members and what educational courses/topics that you would like to see. We would
love feedback on how to better serve you as individuals and your companies. Please do not
hesitate to reach out to any member of the board with your ideas.
Next month we will host our annual trade show and it will be a Speakeasy theme. There will be
a prize for the best dressed apartment management team member so make sure to get all
dolled up like it is the roaring 20’s. We do have a few vendor spots left if any of our fantastic
associate members would like to showcase their company with the GCAA management
members. Grand prizes will be an IPAD with case and $100 education credit and 2nd place will
receive a Fitbit with $100 education credit.
I am looking forward to seeing each one of you at our upcoming events. If you have a question
about how to get involved, just give me a call and I will extend a personal invite to join me.