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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Celine Williams SAAA 2019 President | Lincoln Property Company B ig congrats to Susan Sheeran, who was named the Stanley Hammer Honoree at the Installation of Officers in January. I have had the honor of working with her for many years and cannot think of a more deserving person. Her ability to think outside the box has made her a trail- blazer in the San Antonio apartment industry. Lead- ers like Susan truly help achieve our vision, “A future where rental housing is a valuable partner in every community, where everyone has a home.” Appreciation Day Cook off on March 30th. Bring your families and join us for food, fun and games! Thank you to the Product Service Council and all of our sponsors for making this event a great success. Know someone that is not a member? Now is the time to invite them to join and benefit all year from everything that SAAA has to offer. The application fee is waived during the Membership Drive, which runs through March 15th. Contact Darlene@saaa- online.org for more information about how to join. Thank you to all of our members that participated in Legislative Day at the Capitol! We even raised over $500 for our Political Action Committee from mem- bers that rode the bus, thanks to the leadership of PAC Chair Alan Ross. If you have not already made your PAC donation please consider doing so…every dollar counts. Your contributions and representation makes a big impact in strengthening our voice and advocating for the rental housing industry. We will continue our advocacy efforts all year so be on the lookout for opportunities to get involved in our grassroots efforts. Join the force on May 4th for Elec- tion Day, when we will be poll watching to support San Antonio City Council candidates endorsed by SAAA. The force can have a strong influence if we all work together. April is Residential Property Management (RPM) Careers month. Visit RPMcareers.org and follow RPM Careers on social media to stay updated and help promote the rewarding career path that the rental housing industry has to offer. The TAA Educa- tion Conference and Lone Star Expo is also in April. Join us in Houston for education seminars, network- ing and the big Expo where someone will win a new Jaguar XE. We have had two winners from San An- tonio so make sure you find me to buy your winning ticket! All proceeds from ticket sales go toward sup- porting the Texas Apartment Association Education Foundation, whose mission is to raise awareness about careers and opportunities in our industry and support formalized training programs at all levels. If you have not already done so, make sure you March is Maintenance Appreciation Month! Main- are registered for our first ever Sales and Leasing tenance teams are the lifeblood of our industry Conference coming up on May 9th. It will be a day and what better way to show appreciation than packed with education, networking, giveaways to have a month designated to recognize them and fun! Go to the SAAA App or Live2Lease.org to for their hard work. We kick off with Maintenance register today. Early Bird pricing ends on April 12th Mania on March 1st at a new location, Pedrotti’s and Management Partnership Opportunities are Northwind Ranch. Come cheer on our mainte- available to get even more discounts on attend- nance professionals as they compete for awards, ees. I look forward to seeing everyone there! bragging rights and a chance to qualify for the National Championship held this summer in Denver. Cheers, We will close out the month with our Maintenance Celine www.saaaonline.org | March/April 2019 7