January 2020 | The monthly e-newsletter of the Florida Apartment Association
What's New in the FAA
FAA Board of Directors to Meet
The first meeting of the 2020 FAA Board of Directors 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.
2020 Nan Cavarretta Scholarship Recipients Announced
The Florida Apartment Association has awarded the 2020 Nan Cavarretta Scholarship to Malia Thomas and Belinda Reaves, to enable them to participate in the FAA Leadership Lyceum program. The scholarship covers registration fees and travel expenses for the Leadership Lyceum, which is designed to educate and cultivate future leaders in local, state, and national apartment associations. Read more.
Emerging Leaders Scholarship Applications Open
Applications are now open for the 2020 FAA Emerging Leaders Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to one recipient to financially assist in attending the NAA Advocate Conference in Washington, D.C.The scholarship provides up to $1,500 in reimbursements of airfare and hotel expenses. The recipient will be selected by the FAA Past Presidents Council from all qualified applicants who submit an application by the February 12 deadline. Read more.
FAA to Host Dinner for Florida Delegates to NAA's Advocate
The Florida Apartment Association and sponsor RentPath invite Florida Delegates to the NAA Advocate Conference to a catered reception and dinner at Joe's Seafood in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 10, 6 to 9 p.m. View details.
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Legislative Conference Registration Available On-Site
Advance registration for the 2020 FAA Legislative Conference is now closed, but you may still register on-site.This annual visit is extremely important, as it helps build relationships with our elected officials and promote our industry's legislative priorities.
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 county governments to offer affordable housing tax incentives.
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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.
What's New Nationally
Mark Wahlberg is NAA's Friday General Session speaker at Apartmentalize. Known for his roles in films like The Fighter and The Departed (set in Boston), Wahlberg is also founder of The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, which benefits inner-city children and teens. Read more.
For many apartment communities, disaster plans are like a spare tire. You probably have one, but you hope that you’ll never have to use it. And if you don’t have one, it’s already too late by the time the trouble arrives. With the rising propensity of wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters, onsite teams can never be too prepared.  Read more.
For the first time in more than 50 years, housing has emerged as a centerpiece issue in the U.S. presidential debate. It’s therefore incumbent on the industry and all rental housing professionals to understand how proposed housing plans and past performance will affect the future of the apartment industry. Read more .
Supplier Updates
Exhibit Hall Hours Extended for FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show
The exhibit hall at the 2020 FAA Annual Conference & Trade Show will be open for two additional hours, the FAA Conference Committee has decided. The committee met on Friday, January 17 to determine speakers, session topics, trade show hours, and other particulars. The extending trade show hours are in response to post-conference survey feedback from attendees as well as exhibitors. The committee also took into consideration the larger exhibit hall floor plan. The additional hours will not conflict with education offerings. The trade show will be open for a total of seven and a half hours. For new hours, view the updated 2020 prospectus.
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 .
Want to skip the line and secure your booth before last year's exhibitors? Become a sponsor at the silver level or higher to be among the first exhibitors to select your booth location. Send in your commitment letter to ralph@faahq.org today. After FAA receives your completed form, your company will be invoiced for a nonrefundable deposit of 50% of your commitment level. Deposit must be paid before the commitment deadline of January 31, 2020. The balance must be paid by February 28, 2020, including the remaining sponsorship balance along with the full exhibit booth fee based on booth(s) you select.  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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