President’s Message features annual picnic, bringing membership value, engagement opportunities and legislative updates.
Welcome to summer…in Oregon! One of the best membership values is our annual picnic, held at Oaks Park. This members only event will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 3:30pm for only $5 per person, kids under 12 free! New this year will be a Vendor Fair to meet those who support your business. Many members leverage the picnic as their company party! Share the event with your friends, family and co-workers. RSVP at 503-254-4723.
What does membership in the Rental Housing Association mean?
For some of us, being part of a group is almost automatic. For others, it means participating at a higher level, coaching, being involved.
Our numbers are more than 1765 strong. That is a loud voice, when we come together. We enjoy a large pool of experience, opinions and opportunities to leverage each other.
- The support of a full team of people to your answer questions.
- Lobbyist Cindy Robert, voices our opinions and looks out for everything that may affect us.
- Attorney written forms to keep us all safe…and legal.
- Mentoring sessions – share knowledge and get help!
Is it enough?
Our members rely on the organization for support to provide fair housing to Oregonians. Members who engage during dinner meetings, participate on committees and respond to legislative alerts are working their business.
Since 1927, members of the Rental Housing Association, a non-profit organization, have consistently supported our goals by volunteering their time and knowledge.
We have some lofty goals for 2013. Some of those goals include freshening the look and feel of our marketing, featuring a face behind the title of “Landlord” and continuing to build credibility with our policymakers and the press.
July Dinner Meeting Change:
Nick Fish will no longer be guest speaker at the July dinner meeting. Given recent bureau assignment changes made by Portland City Mayor Charlie Hales, the Bureau of Housing now falls within the responsibility of Commission Dan Saltzman.
Visit www.rhagp.org for an update on the topic for the July dinner meeting, which will be held at 6pm, July 17, 2013 at the Red Lion-Convention Center 1020 NE Grand Avenue.
New Education Coming
By the time you read this update, we suspect that both HB 2639 (Section 8) and SB 91 (Landlord Tenant Coalition), will have been signed into law. Look for classes and opportunities to learn how these changes may affect your business and make sure you have a complete understanding of the new laws.
Since 1927, the Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland has set the standard of landlord civic engagement and provided affordable housing to Oregonians.
For more information on the RHAGP visit www.rhagp.org or contact us at 503-254-4723.