WELCOME TO THE EL PASO APARTMENT ASSOCIATION
Greetings Everyone! I want to start out by offering a big thank you to our past president Kristin Sizemore. I want you all to know that The El Paso Apartment Association has been blessed to have Kristin at the helm and with her guidance I will do my best to fill those shoes.
I am very excited about the year ahead and I am already working with a great line-up of volunteers including your newly elected Board of Directors and a new slate of Committee Chairs. Together we are developing some key goals with effective plans of action to meet those goals. I hope everyone will consider taking part in one of the committees to help plan and promote the great events & activities throughout the upcoming year. Everyone's opinion is important to the El Paso Apartment Association and we are encouraging your involvement and participation in order to keep its foundation strong. You may be reading this message from either our new website or from our re-introduced newsletter. In either case, I hope you find the new layouts and features informative, helpful and exciting. One of the primary goals of the Association is to create the opportunity for more member interaction, and I encourage all of you to let us know what you think!
The upcoming year has many challenges for our Association and I would like to share a few of the areas upon which this Board will be focusing. In addition to our continuous efforts to improve and enhance the benefits to our property managers and owners, I would like to direct more attention to our valued product and service providers and help them to realize value in their active membership. In my two years serving on your Board of Directors, it has become increasingly apparent to me of the significant role they play in making our Association as successful as it is today. I would like to take this opportunity to speak directly with those vendors who have been so generous with their time and financial support and offer my sincere gratitude. This year may well be known as the “Year of the Vendor”!
With coordination between our Board members and our Committee Chairs, we will work to provide structure and support so that each committee is capable and effective in accomplishing their set goals. These goals will include: making improvements to existing and creating new methods of communication; enhancing our industry image in the community; providing quality educational opportunities for all members; having a more effective presence in the political arena; increasing association membership; and of course expanding participation from our independent owners. In order to meet these goals, I urge everyone to get involved, keep informed, and promote your Association.
I would like to thank you all again for the confidence you have place in me and the newly elected Board. We recognize the significance of our industry and of this Association and the impact it has on a great number of the residents of El Paso. Our industry is an important one and acting as a group, we are far better situated to protect it and our own common interests. I look forward to working with you all and wish you all the very best.
El Paso Apartment Association