Goals for 2017

As we finish out this year, I am proud of all that we have accomplished together. It’s been an amazing year of growth for the AMA. Today, we have 236,000 units around Arizona in membership, and we are close to recapturing our goal of 2,000 members! Our membership mantra for 2017 is 250,000 units in membership and 2,000 members – and we are nearly there!

Just a few days ago, we welcomed a number of new leaders to our board at the annual meeting and I am eager to collaborate with them as we work on initiatives from the strategic planning and our legislative priorities. Christine Shipley of Dunlap & Magee has rolled off the AMA Executive Committee this year, but she will remain on the board and very active with all we do.

We are excited to have Amy Smith Montoya of Bella Investment Group ascend as our board chair for 2017. Her tenure marks our first board chair from Flagstaff. We are looking forward to her leadership, and we already have plans to start expanding our presence into the northern Arizona market with new membership events there this year.

Most importantly, we know that we cannot achieve our goals without you, our wonderful, passionate, committed members! Thank you for all that you do to support our industry and our mission!


This letter was originally published in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Apartment News, the official print publication of the Arizona Multihousing Association. To order copies of this magazine, contact the AMA.

Tom Simplot