Committees

In addition to the Board of Directors, work of the Association is accomplished through a number of committees. 

Business Exchange

Open to: Primary and Associate Members.

Initiative: Planning and securing participants for annual business exchange.

Staff Liaison: Michele Klusman            Chairs: Melissa Joy, Abbie Huffman, Eric Scherzinger

DE&I Committee (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

Open to: All under-represented individuals within our industry including those supporting the DE&I mission statement. 

Initiative: Coordinates activities related to increasing the overall diversity of GCNKAA’s membership, and to ensure GCNKAA is an inclusive organization with programming to meet the needs of our diverse stakeholder community.

Staff Liaison: James Combs                        Chairs: Nichole Wiley, Todd Hignite

Education Committee

Open to: Primary and Associate Members.

Initiative: Sets the direction of the association education calendar including NAA designations, ad hoc education, and working with the trade show committee.

Staff Liaison: James Combs              Chairs: Lesley Wardlow, Angela Lacy, Mike Markus

Fall Golf Outing  

Open to: Associate and Primary Members.

Initiative: Involves securing sponsors, creating promotional pieces, overall general input regarding the golf outing. Proceeds to fund Industry Defense Fund. (Better Government Fund)

Staff Liaison: Michele Klusman           Chairs: John Recob, Grant Saunders

Holiday Cheers Benefit

Open to: Associate and Primary Members.

Initiative: Involves securing donations, event coordination and set up. Net proceeds directly benefit the Outreach program.

Staff Liaison: Michele Klusman       Chairs: Tonya Petersen, Gerry Johnson

IRO (Independent Rental Owners)

Open to: Independent Rental Owners (An individual or individuals that are active in both the ownership and management of their properties)

Initiative: Plans the IRO meetings and topics to be discussed.

Staff Liaison: James Combs                         Chairs: Liz Werner, John Lenhart

 

Legislative Committee – OH and KY

Open to: Primary and Associate Members.

Initiative: Work with the state associations and the local city council to keep abreast of issues related to our industry.

Staff Liaison: Pat Crowley                  Chairs: Brian Fullenkamp, Justin Seger

Membership Committee

Open to: Associate and Primary Members.

Initiative: Responsible for membership retention & recruitment, membership drive, mentor to new members.

Staff Liaison: Nicole Metz & Rick Holste          Chairs: Craig Coffman, Jordann Morgan

NEXTGEN

Open to: Primary and Associate Members.

Initiative: Planning of topics to be discussed with District, Regional, and Property Managers for future leaders in the multi-family housing industry.

Staff Liaison: James Combs       Chairs: Ann Padgett, Allison Fullenkamp, Jud Osterwichz

Social Media Committee

Open to: Primary and Associate Members.

Initiative: Creates and promotes industry, association and events across all social media platforms.

Staff Liaisons: Michele Klusman & James Combs                       Chairs: Melissa Joy, Amy Wilson

Summer Golf Outing

Open to: Primary and Associate Members.

Initiative: Involves securing sponsors, creating promotional pieces, overall general input regarding the golf outing.

Staff Liaison: Michele Klusman              Chairs: Rod Herper, Craig Coffman

Trade Show

Open to: Primary and Associate Members.

Initiative: Planning the venue, cost, theme, securing sponsors

Staff Liaison: Michele Klusman              Chairs: Gerry Johnson, Melissa Joy