December 2019 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in the FAA
New FAA Board of Directors Seated
All 10 FAA affiliates have submitted the names of their delegates and alternates to the FAA Board of Directors. Their terms officially begin on January 2, and the first meeting of the new board will be January 28, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee.

The board meeting is open to all FAA members. Other open meetings slated for that day include the APAC Board of Directors at 10 a.m., the Legislative Committee at 10:45 a.m., and the Editorial Advisory Committee at 2:30 p.m. View the complete meetings agenda here.

FAA leaders and staff wish all of our members, stakeholders, and supporters happy holidays and a prosperous 2020. Please note: FAA headquarters will be closed December 24 and 25.
Registration Now Open for 2020 FAA Legislative Conference
Registration for the 2020 FAA Legislative Conference is now open.This annual visit is extremely important, as it helps build relationships with our elected officials and promote our industry's legislative priorities.

Mark your calendars to travel to Tallahassee January 28 and 29 and join your peers and friends from across the state as we team up again to advocate for Florida's multifamily industry.
FAA's government affairs team and members met on Oct. 2 to discuss legislative priorities for the 2020 Florida Legislative Session. The priorities are:
  • Protect the Sadowski Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
  • Reduce emotional support animal fraud and abuse.
  • Clarify fire radio system requirements.
  • Allow local governments to offer affordable housing tax incentives.
Read more about the priorities in the upcoming issue of Multifamily Florida magazine, which will be mailed in January.
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The National Apartment Association's annual education conference, Apartmentalize, will take place June 17-19 in Boston. Save $100 of the early bird member rate by purchasing your registration through the FAA. More than 11,000 rental housing professionals, 550+ exhibitors, and 150+ speakers will gather to discuss solutions and explore trends within the multifamily industry.  Learn more and register now.
Management Spaces Still Available for 2020 FAA Leadership Lyceum
FAA members from apartment communities and management companies who are interested in future leadership positions with their local affiliate or FAA are encouraged to ask their local association executives to nominate them for the 2020 FAA Leadership Lyceum. The seven slots allocated for members from supplier companies have been filled. Want to know more about the FAA Leadership Lyceum program? Watch this brief video .
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What's New Nationally
Local governments are in a unique position to exert a tremendous amount of influence on the apartment industry, so the National Apartment Association (NAA) has directly engaged with local government-oriented organizations by sponsoring information and education opportunities. Read more.
Coworking is all the rage, but these other amenities and services can boost retention. Read more.
On December 12, NAA’s Executive Committee sat down with Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) to discuss leading policy concerns of the apartment industry including resident screening, housing affordability, Section 8 reform, flood insurance and emotional support animals. Read more .
Supplier Updates
FSC to Meet in January
The next FAA Florida Suppliers Council meeting will be on Monday, January 27, 5-6 p.m., in the Florida Rooms (located on the second floor) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee (101 South Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301). View the meeting agenda .
The Sponsorship Opportunities and Exhibitor Prospectus is now available for the 2020 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show, which will be held September 30 - October 2, 2020 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla. View the 2020 prospectus.
FAA offers opportunities to reach prospects at events throughout the year. Learn more.
Upcoming Events
FAA is a federation of 10 local affiliates , representing more than 750,000 apartment homes in Florida. All community, management company, and supplier members in good standing of a local affiliate are automatically members of FAA and NAA.

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