2022: A Year of Sunrises & Sunsets: Moving the Association Forward
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~Socrates
The TAA Board of Directors is the entity that governs the Association. Part of its duties are to evaluate on a regular basis what is working and what may need to be tweaked within the organization. From education to events to financial resources to volunteerism opportunities. Many decisions are based on where the Association is today and where Leadership sees it moving to in the future – with the primary focus of what will benefit its members. To that end, there are a few changes taking place with TAA Committees this year.
This year, TAA will begin offering two new ways for members to get involved, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion or DEI Committee and the Housing Affordability Subcommittee (HASC), which will operate as a subcommittee of the Government Affairs Committee. Both are sorely needed and have been a part of TAA’s Strategic Plan for a few years.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (DEI)
In February 2021, TAA announced it was forming a DEI Task Force and put a call out to members to participate. Twenty-two members met for 8 months to develop a strategy for a path forward to (1) become a Committee and (2) develop a plan of priorities and initiatives for the next 12-18 months.
The DEI Committee will meet monthly and lead our DEI initiatives to promote awareness and provide resources and guidance members can apply within the Association and their work environment to forward diversity, equity and inclusion in the Triangle multifamily housing space. We hope members will embrace this new committee and sign up! The meeting date and time is yet to be determined so stay tuned.
Housing Affordability Subcommittee (HASC)
The HASC launched in mid-2020 as a subcommittee of the Government Affairs Committee. The HASC has been tasked with providing guidance and recommendations to the Government Affairs Committee on issues related to both Affordable Housing and housing affordability. The group will focus on developing the Association’s responses to pending public policy and regulatory issues that affect housing affordability, as well as working to advance a proactive agenda of measures which seek to address affordability issues.
The HASC is open to all members to join and meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 3pm. There is no requirement to participate in the Government Affairs Committee to get involved.
Two committees will sunset for 2022: the Products & Services Committee (PSC), and the Independent Rental Owners (IRO) Committee. This will give TAA leadership and staff the necessary time to investigate and re-evaluate the needs of both segments of our membership to determine what the needs really are, so we can provide elevated opportunities for increased engagement.
The events that the PSC hosted such as the supplier town halls, trade show tips and tricks videos, and multifamily minds sessions are not going away! They will continue as a part of the Special Events Committee.
For IROs, we plan to roll out an exciting new schedule of events and informational sessions throughout the year. Stay tuned for more on this in the coming weeks!
We believe these changes will strengthen the Association and enhance the volunteer experience for our members. We hope you’ll join us in 2022 as we embark on a season of change and growth!
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Josie Eatmon, CAE
TAA Executive Director