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About BAAA Committees

Committees are one of the most productive tools an association has to accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives. Whether you are chairing a committee or are a committee member, you face the challenge of getting involved in the work the committee was formed to accomplish. The recommendations of a committee often has a direct impact on the decisions made by the officers and the board of directors of the association.

If you would like to join a BAAA committee, simply fill out the form below. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email and will be notified when an opening becomes available.

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Conference line for all committees: 813-591-5662


This committee is responsible for overseeing the association’s educational programs. It helps develop and plan seminars, classes and workshops for the association.

Meetings: Committee meets in-person monthly & and an have a half-day planning meeting once a year.

Members: Sofia Welch, South Oxford Management & Rose Alcala, Royal American Management

Mentor: Debra DeSmidt, Director of Education


One of the most important committees in the association is the Membership Committee. Its job is to add new members and also to retain the existing membership.

Meetings: Generally meets monthly.

Membership Subcommittees: Calling, Renewal & Retention, Recruitment & Benefits

Members: Jay Thompson, Grace Hill, Wendy Milenkevich, Windtree Apartments, Doug Cullaro, Capstone Credit

Maintenance Mania

The Maintenance Committee is in charge of the maintenance competition that takes place annually. They sign up contestants, solicit sponsorships and coordinate the set up and break down of the event.

Meetings: This committee meets via conference call and in person.

Members: Tammy Trainham & Dave DeMaio, Absolutely Amazing Refinishing & Frank Ingrassia, Carroll Management Group

Golf Outing

This committee coordinates the selection of the location for the annual golf event, solicits sponsorships and players.

Meetings: This committee meets monthly for about 5 months.

Members: Chad Dewald, Franklin Street Management & Joe Rifenburg

Government Affairs

This Government Affairs committee focuses on external communications with media and providing monitoring, reporting and advocacy on local, state and national legislative activities affecting the multi-housing industry with members through social media, Bayline Magazine and the BAAA website.

Members: Jimmy Chestnut, Waypoint Residential & Christina Inglis, RentPath

Mentor: Eric Garduno (Government Affairs Director)

Trade Show

This committee is responsible for planning and conducting the annual Trade Show. The theme, exhibitor space rental, date of show and other relevant activities are chosen by this committee.

Meetings: This committee meets as needed from January through mid-May.

Members: Wendy Milenkevich, Windtree Apartments & Justin Frost, Affinity Waste Solutions

Gold Medallion Awards

Each year BAAA honors the top professionals in the industry at the Awards program. Committee members work on the overall process of getting the members to nominate candidates, location selection, sponsorships and the flow of the presentations.

Meetings: This committee meets monthly and bi-weekly from October through mid March.

Members: Jay Thompson,Grace Hill & Justin Frost, Affinity Waste Solutions

Young Professionals

If you are a young professional between the ages of 21-40 OR if you're new to the rental housing industry (5yrs or less) and want a place to meet people and ask questions, this committee is perfect for you. The Bay Area Apartment Association’s Young Professionals Committee is a new, energetic committee that seeks to engage the future leaders of the apartment industry through networking, education, and giving back to the community. This committee gives millennials and new  multifamily professionals the opportunity to connect and grow as we help shape the future of our industry.

Members: Cody Fetherolf, BG Multifamily, Garret Andrasik, Universal Contracting Services, Gretchen Hamm, The Liberty Group, Lindsay Moore, The Bainbridge Companies

Community Service

This committee is responsible for community outreach and corporate social responsibilty efforts including sweat equity projects, collection drives and events that benefit local non-profit organizations. 

Meetings: 2nd Tuesday at 10am via Conference Call

Members: Wendy Milenkevich, Windtree Apartments, Margaret Rushing, Advanced Plumbing

Business Exchange

This committee helps plan our Annual Business Exchange event. This event is essentially a 'reverse' trade show where property management companies have tables set up and vendors have the opportunity to network for a limited time at each table. This committee plans the event by choosing the venue, theme (if applicable), assists with getting property management teams signed up and helps market the event to our members.

Meetings: 3rd Tuesday at 10am via Conference Call leading up to event

Members: Leslie DeMaio, Highmark Residental & Brenda Sweeting, Absolutely Amazing Refinishing

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