I’m honored to serve as your President in 2016. We are well equipped to move forward amidst a rapidly changing industry. We have strong Association Councils, Staff, Board and Executive Council. I want to also thank our immediate Past President, Scott Arena for his leadership over the last 12 months. Scott demonstrated proactive leadership, successfully addressing complicated and nuanced issues. We should take confidence that our association is strong and robust. We could easily argue we have never been stronger however without further strategic direction we will not be equipped to successfully serve a rapidly changing industry moving forward.
It is not time to rest or sit back and attempt to reap the benefits of our past success. Now is the time to focus on strong and thoughtful strategy. I look forward to applying my years of leadership experience in structuring legislative and strategic initiatives. Now is the perfect opportunity to strive for balanced public policy and strong continued service to our membership and community. We are in a great position to capitalize on these opportunities if we are thoughtful in our actions that promote long term success. Multifamily NW has a purpose. We have a mission. We are “The Association Promoting Quality Rental Housing”. It speaks to who we are and what we do. We need to be strong, cooperative and strategic in how we proactively design and mold our path forward in a quickly changing environment. Association Leadership will quickly work to develop our strategic vision for 2016 and forward. I’m very confident in this process. Together we will continue to bring success to our association, our industry and the thousands of community members we serve.