RHA President Liz Carpenter talks about the recent Oregon Legislature, bringing RHA members added value, and the new look of the RHA.
If you’ve picked up a newspaper, watched local TV news, or heard talk radio, you know the Oregon Legislature was in session for the month of February. One of the biggest values the RHA provides its members is representation in Salem with one of the most respected lobbyists in Oregon, Cindy Robert.
While we didn’t expect to see bills pass this “short session” that would negatively affect RHA members, Cindy had us at the table, in front of decision- makers, and maintaining the trust we established during the 2013 regular session. Making our presence known is valuable to our 1800 members for three reasons.
First, it gives the RHA the ability to shape laws effecting the industry, rather than react to bills that could be imposed on us. Secondly, it allows us to be proactive and avoid legislative action when the industry can resolve issues on our own. Lastly, it’s just good business! We are building our reputation and keeping our interests in the forefront of the minds of the people we elect. Citizen government only works when we the citizens are involved.
Government relations is part of the value the RHA adds everyday.
You might be reading this message in our other big news for March: Our new website and new look to our monthly magazine “Rental Alliance Update.” We are very proud of our new look and growth statewide. Please help the RHA grow by becoming an active member, coming to the dinner meetings, and making your purchases with RHA vendors. Creating value- that’s what the RHA is all about.
Liz Carpenter, Rental Housing Alliance Oregon President
Since 1927 the Rental Housing Alliance Oregon has set the standard for community participation by landlords providing affordable and quality housing. That’s our heritage, and we’re going to build on it!