The El Paso Apartment Association
EPAA's Denim & Diamonds Awards Dinner
Presidents Message- October, 2017
Dear EPAA Member,
I am delighted to be a part of this organization of professionals who are not only dedicated to our profession but to our organization, as a whole and boy did it show during our Denim and Diamonds 41st annual Western Party at Cattleman’s. That event far surpassed all others, entertaining a sellout crowd of over 1000 apartment industry professionals and their families! Our Western Party successes are known statewide even by our very own Texas Apartment Association. And it is easy to see why—it is because of you, our dedicated volunteers.
You exemplify what is great about our industry. So a big thank you to those volunteers from Programs Committee, Cathy Alonzo and Silvia Gonzales who put on the biggest show yet and of course our Diamond sponsors; Apartment Ideas and Affordable Blinds. Their contributions along with our Titanium, Platinum, and Gold sponsors provided us with the financial support we needed to make this our best sellout yet. Both our emcees Gus Ganem and KC Griffin did an outstanding job in keeping our awards on schedule. And of course, our staff Rick, Dinorah, and Diana did an outstanding job in orchestrating the entire event both before and after the show. It is no wonder that our soon to be installed President of the National Apartment Association, Jeff Lowry has come down from Lubbock for the last five years. This year he was joined by Chris Newton our Executive Vice-President of the Texas Apartment Association (TAA), David Mintz TAA’s Vice-President of Governmental Affairs, Glenda Holmes TAA’s Vice-President of Member Services, and Donna Harbers Vice-President of Meetings and Education. All who stayed at The Bungalows at Hueco Estates and whose apartments were furnished by Corporate Comforts and Cort Furniture all under Bohannon Development’s direction.
Congratulations to all our Award winners who are listed to the right, again, your hard work and dedication are what define our industry to stand out from all the rest.
We have accomplished this milestone together because of you: our dedicated and passionate volunteers, sponsors, awardees, and members. We would not be the El Paso Apartment Association without you.
It is an honor to share this year with all of you. Thank you for your support, your passion, and for being part of the El Paso Apartment Association family.