2017 Midyear Meeting – Early Bird Discounted Registration Ends Monday; Awards Nomination Information


October 28, 2016

1)  Deadline is Monday for Early Bird Registration

CARH’s 2017 Midyear Meeting, which will be held January 23-25, 2017, at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, Florida, is only three months away. As a stakeholder in the rural affordable housing industry, you don’t want to miss it! A detailed brochure listing all sessions, including meeting activities, special events and recreation opportunities will be available soon.

In order to take advantage of CARH’s early bird discounted registration, you must register by Monday, October 31, 2016! To ensure your place at what will undoubtedly be a memorable CARH meeting, simply complete the registration form and send it to the CARH national office with your registration payment.

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Ritz Carlton Sarasota by calling (941-309-2000 and referencing the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing or CARH to receive the special discounted rates. Rooms sell out quickly, so make your reservation soon. Please note, discounted hotel rates expire on Friday, December 30, 2016.

Don’t wait until registration rates go up on November 1stClick here to download the registration form!

2)  Awards Nomination Information

As mentioned above, the 2017 Midyear Meeting is fast approaching. On Tuesday, January 24th during a luncheon at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota, CARH’s 2016 Member of the Year, Harry L. Tomlinson and State Affiliated Association of the Year awards will be presented. The CARH Awards Committee – Kevin Flynn, David Layfield, and Don Beaty – are now accepting nominations for these awards. All nominations should be sent to the CARH Awards Committee in care of the CARH national office, 116 S. Fayette Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, no later than Friday, December 30, 2016.

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. Select the highlighted language for the Tomlinson Award Nomination Form and the Tomlinson Award 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. Select the highlighted language for the State Affiliated Association Award Application and the State Affiliated Association Award Selection Criteria.

If you have any questions, please contact the CARH national office at or 703-837-9001 or carh@carh.org.

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