NAA Update from Susan Passmore, NAA Region IV Vice President (Mar 2022)

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NAA Update from Susan Passmore
NAA Region IV Vice President

In December 2021 Region IV held a special election to fill the 2022-2023 term for the new Georgia RVP. This was to fill the replacement of Chris Burns with Lincoln Property Companies, who was recently elected as incoming NAA Secretary. Brett Duke, COO with Atlantic Pacific, was elected to fill this position. Brett is active reserve and 20-year Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army. We'd like to again thank Joshua Dick, AANC AE, for chairing and reconvening the regional elections committee to conduct this special election. And a huge AANC congratulations to Brett on his new role!

At the January 2022 Winter Board meeting, the NAA Board collaborated in a review of the current strategic plan. This plan was written in 2017 and staff will be working with various stakeholder groups, and the Board, to update it this year. At the initial meeting, we felt the mission, vision, methodology in the plan was still very sound. In the coming months, focus will be given to collecting feedback and honing the plan themes.
NAA Advocate will be in-person March 8-9 in Washington, D.C. The NAA Government Affairs team continues to work with contacts on Capitol Hill to determine the restrictions and guidelines that are in place. Many affiliates are scheduling both in-person and virtual visits to accommodate these ever-changing Congressional operations. Please contact your local affiliate for more information about their scheduled visits.
Apartmentalize is gearing up to bring you success in a new light with some amazing speakers and game changers. The rental housing industry heads back to San Diego, June 22-24, with a fresh outlook and new metrics for measuring success from our Game Changers, General Session Speakers and Education Sessions. PTAA and TAA are partnering again this year to offer discounted registrations. For more information, please contact
Over the last few months, I have had the privilege of serving on the PTAA Search Committee for their new Executive Director. I’d like to personally welcome Michael McKinney to the PTAA, AANC, and NAA extended family. Michael comes to us with a wealth of non-profit experience, housing, and related association knowledge. We look forward to working with him in his new role. I also recently joined the Upper State Apartment Association for their virtual reverse trade show. It was a whirlwind and very successful two-hour event where we reconnected with friends and made lots of wonderful new contacts.

If I can ever be of assistance to you or your association, feel free to reach out.


Susan Passmore l Blue Ridge Companies
NAA Region IV Vice President