From the CWAA President (Feb. 2022)

I’d like to first offer a hearty ‘thanks’ to Cris Harris, who is retiring from her role as CWAA Executive Director. She has been a steady force for the Association, guiding the Board and membership for the past 17 years! We are grateful for everything she has contributed to making CWAA a stronger, better community. We will miss you, Cris.

We are excited to announce Jen Abel is transitioning into the role of Executive Director. Jen has spent the past decade working in property management locally, and currently manages the Berkshire senior living complex in Stevens Point. Expect to hear from Jen sometime this year as she connects with the CWAA community.

Recently, you may have received an email from the National Apartment Association alerting you to changes in our relationship. NAA will not allow us to remain a member if we expand our membership beyond Stevens Point/Plover. Considering that only a handful of our 100+ members use NAA services currently, it was an easy decision for the CWAA Board. Expanding membership to serve Waupaca and parts of Wood County will only make our Association stronger. At present, no group serves Waupaca-area landlords, and many of the smaller landlord groups in Central Wisconsin have disbanded.

I believe in our model; it has proven successful for several decades. I believe we can do more to serve members in the coming years through expansion. I believe we can build an even more powerful voice to advocate on your behalf.

Let me add two things: first, I encourage you to tell us your obstacles and interests, and what CWAA can do to help solve those obstacles and feed your interests. Second, please invite others to become involved in the Association. Our goal is to serve all needs of the rental community, and the more landlords we serve the more we are able to accomplish.

Mike Beacom
CWAA President