1) Midyear Meeting Agenda: Facing Challenges-Focusing on Success; 2) Awards Committee Accepting Nominations for the Harry L. Tomlinson, State Affiliated Association, and Member of the Year Awards


December 6, 2018

 1) Midyear Meeting Agenda: Facing Challenges-Focusing on Success, January 28-30, 2019

CARH is pleased to present the finalized agenda for the 2019 Midyear Meeting, which will be held from January 28-30 at Ocean Reef in Key Largo, Florida. Click here for a copy of the 2019 Midyear Meeting Brochure which contains the full agenda, a list of featured speakers and the registration form. You can also visit the CARH website, www.carh.org, to download the brochure, registration form, make your hotel reservations, and become a meeting sponsor.

As always, during the Midyear Meeting, attendees will receive the most up-to-date trends and regulatory and legislative news impacting the affordable rural housing industry. Educational sessions will also be featured during the meeting. As you will see in the brochure, sessions include:

  • Insider’s Guide to Understanding Washington, DC
  • Regulators Outlook
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road – Tax Changes One Year Later
  • Succession Planning
  • Evaluating and Making Effective Decisions for Your Rural Portfolio
  • Management Companies Challenges and Successes
  • Transforming the Section 538 Program
  • Preservation Building Blocks
  • Tapping Into Bond Financing Market
  • How Affordable Housing Can Improve the Health of Communities in Rural America
  • Maturing Mortgages – Where Are We Today

Additionally, all of CARH’s standing committees will meet. The committee chairs want to hear from you! If you are interested in placing a particular issue on the agenda for any of the following committee meetings, e-mail your suggestion to carh@carh.org:

  • Education and Best Practices Committees (joint session)
  • State Affiliated Association Committee
  • Management Committee
  • Developer and Owner Committees (joint session)

Also during the meeting, the following special events will be held:

  • Opening Luncheon featuring Midyear Meeting Exhibitors
  • Receptions
    • Welcoming and Awards Reception
    • Networking Reception
  • Industry Trade Show with Exhibitors

Please keep in mind that the conference begins on Monday, January 28th at 9:30 a.m. and concludes on Wednesday, January 30th at 12:15 p.m. In addition, the hotel sleeping room block is filling up quickly, so don’t wait until the last minute to make your reservation! Hotel reservations MUST be made online directly with the Ocean Reef Club no later than Friday, January 4, 2019Click here to view the various types of accommodations available, CARH’s preferred rates, and to make your reservation. If the CARH room block sells out before January 4, there is no guarantee you’ll received the preferred rates.

Additionally, if you are interested in becoming a meeting sponsor, please click here.

Please feel free to pass this e-mail to other colleagues who may be interested in attending CARH’s 2019 Midyear Meeting. We look forward to seeing you in January!

2) Awards Committee Accepting Nominations for the Harry L. Tomlinson, State Affiliated Association, and Member of the Year Awards

During our Opening Reception on Monday, January 28th, CARH’s 2018 Member of the Year, Harry L. Tomlinson and State Affiliated Association of the Year awards will be presented. As mentioned in a previous broadcast email, the CARH Awards Committee – Mel Nagata, Katie Alitz, and Kevin Flynn – are now accepting nominations for these awards. All nominations should be sent to the CARH Awards Committee in care of the CARH national office no later than Friday, December 28, 2018.

To nominate a CARH member for the Member of the Year award, send a detailed letter to the Awards Committee informing them about the person’s commitment to CARH and to the affordable housing industry in general.

The Harry L. Tomlinson award was established to recognize meritorious achievement by a public servant on the local, state, or federal level in furthering affordable and rural rental housing. To nominate an individual for this award, please send the Awards Committee the Nomination Form and supporting documentation which describes nominee’s commitment to CARH and to the affordable housing industry. Click here for the Harry L. Tomlinson Award Nomination Form and Selection Criteria.

The State Affiliated Association of the Year award recognizes and encourages excellence in the programs, services and management of CARH’s 14 state affiliated associations. To nominate a state affiliated association for this award, send the Awards Committee the Application and supporting documentation which provides a synopsis of that association’s activities and accomplishments as well as other documentation in support of the application. Click here for the State Affiliated Association of the Year Application and Selection Criteria. We would encourage state associations that have been winners in the past to again submit an application packet, especially if the association has undertaken some new or unique initiatives.

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