Theresa Leatherbury, CPM®
President, IREM Maryland Chapter
Happy Summer to my IREM Family. Hope everyone has been enjoying some well-deserved summer vacation time.
Our Chapter is working together to advance our mission of promoting superior management practices. Our focus continues to be the Strategic Plan that was developed at the end of 2021.
In April, Chapter Leadership attended the annual Chapter Leadership Conference in Chicago. This conference brought together leadership from Chapters around the country, and a few international chapters as well. We shared ideas and best practices. We are working to implement a few of those ideas.
One of our main takeaways is how to better engage members of our chapter. We discussed ideas for encouraging members to volunteer on chapter committees and ways to develop future leaders. It starts with outreach and communication. To further advance these efforts, our chapter developed a Member Engagement committee that will work closely with the Membership committee. More engaged members will lead to a growth in overall chapter membership.
Our Chapter achieved a huge milestone this year. Thanks to the efforts of Bev Willis and her committee, we launched REstart® in May of this year. The participants completed a 6-week in-class training followed by 6 weeks of internships. We are proud to report that 5 students graduated on July 25. Congratulations to the students and thanks to all the volunteers!
We have some amazing events coming up. The Annual Golf Tournament, also known as the “Best Monday of the Year” is August 22. And this year marks 30 years! The Annual Meeting and Crab Feast is Wednesday September 21. Look for details on these 2 events.
Our Chapter is blessed with so many talented members and a very dedicated and hard-working staff. Together, we advance our mission and enhance the lives of those who live and work in the properties we manage.
IREM MD, President