Mark Your Calendar… Tallahassee, Here We Come!

Posted By: Robert Griffiths Advocacy News ,

BAAA members will be traveling to Tallahassee to participate in the Annual Florida Apartment Association Legislataive Conference on January 30th and 31st. 2018 will be an important year for multi-family interests including the election of a new Florida Governor, U.S. Senator and multiple other legislators.

Owners, property management companies, regional supervisors, on-site managers and BAAA’s supplier partners are needed to attend the Legislative Conference to show our elected officials how important rental housing issues are to Florida’s economy and our residents who live and work in the Bay area.

The important challenges that impact the apartment communities in our area can be expressed best by our members sharing with their legislator how they deal with these issues on a day to day basis.

BAAA will be scheduling a full day of visits with our local legislators and their support team on January 31st as part of the FAA/BAAA Tallahassee delegation. Follow up visits can be set up back in the local district office and will give the local staff an opportunity to learn more about BAAA and to check on the status of any legislation that FAA is supporting.

One of the biggest benefits of attending the Tallahassee Conference is getting know the elected official and their staff both in Tallahassee and back in the home district. It means a lot to shake hands with members who live in the area, know many of the same people and live with the same opportunities and frustrations that “our” State Senators and Representatives face after a long day.

It is also very important to help these legislators understand the financial impact our industry brings to the Bay Area, with jobs and housing for our members, suppliers and the residents that have chosen to rent by choice, not just necessity. Florida is growing in population and multi-family housing provides a vital part of that growth.

Today is a good time to start planning your schedule to attend and participate in the Legislative Conference. For more information about the conference, please go to: www.faahq.org for hotel and registration information. Don’t wait until the middle of January – the conference sells out every year and hotel rooms are difficult to find after the session starts on January 9th. BAAA will pay your way! Contact us today to find out how you can get reimbursed for your registration fees for this conference.