JOIN A COMMITTEE
Member participation is vital to the growth of our industry. PMAWM committees are the perfect venue to meet with your colleagues and help lead the organization. You can help contribute to our association's objectives as well add to your professional experience by volunteering to serve on a committee. For more information or to sign up for one or more of the following committees simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email the committee chair directly (contact information listed below). Please include your name, company, and the committee of interest.
Committee members are the foundation of PMAWM. Committee members must pledge their time and effort to ensuring goals are achieved. As a PMAWM Committee Member we ask the following:
Education for apartment industry professionals is one of the primary initiatives of the PMA of West Michigan. This committee is responsible for planning and promoting educational seminars and workshops that are instrumental in the success of industry professionals throughout West Michigan. It is this group’s responsibility to determine all in-person education classes for the year, as well as research speakers for the annual Education Conference. The committee maintains the progress of the year's class schedule, as well as work on education initiatives from the strategic plan.
Meeting Frequency: Bi-Monthly Wednesday meetings start in January
The Legislative Committee monitors legislative activity locally, and evaluates PMAWM’s position on state legislative initiatives. This group is encouraged to participate in the State Capitol Day. The Legislative Committee helps to promote the association’s legislative/government matters events. They work with association staff to raise awareness of the state and national Political Action Campaigns (PAC), and determine effective fundraising opportunities. The Legislative Committee is encouraged to work with staff on any initiatives as defined in the strategic plan.
Meeting Frequency: Quarterly meetings start on Wednesdays in January
Apartment Careers/Next Gen Committee:
The Apartment Careers/Next Gen committee was informs the general public of PMAWM and NAA campaigns in order to recruit candidates to careers in the apartment industry, as well as help develop young or rising leaders within. At a local level, the committee will connect with area schools, colleges and businesses to build awareness of the Apartment Industry. This committee is tasked with implementing association scholarships to send members to national conferences and/or to give members the opportunity to take a national designation certification course. They help membership to guide the organization's message, seeking positive awareness and PR for the multifamily housing industry. Apartment Careers promotes April's Apartment Career Month campaign and Celebration.
Meeting Frequency: Monthly meetings on Wednesday start in January
Membership & Marketing Committees
The Membership Committee focuses on all thing's member benefits, including membership recruitment and retention strategies. They determine and develop the organization's branding and marketing strategies and communication materials/outlets. This is the testimonial team, and they work on any initiatives as defined in the strategic plan. They lead any membership drives/campaigns on Michigan's West Side and are ambassadors for PMAWM, the State (PMAM) and National Apartment Association (NAA).
Meeting Frequency: Bi-Monthly Tuesday meetings starting in January
Business Partner Council [sub-committee of membership]:
The business partner networking group's primary focus is to ensure quality membership benefits for the supplier division of PMAWM's membership. They work with together to build relationships and generate leads and referrals. Both the Business Partner Council and the Membership Committee are ambassador advocates and work on initiatives as outlined in the strategic plan.
Meeting Frequency: Quarterly with the Q1 meeting starting in January on Tuesdays
Special Events & Community Development Committee
The Special Events & Community Development Committee leads the way in PMAWM networking events, community outreach and charitable giving goals for Corporate Social Responsibility. This group is responsible for planning and evaluating events throughout the year, ensuring value for both the management/property side of membership as well as our business partners. The Special Events Committee is expected to maintain the relationship and support of our local American Red Cross through determined fundraising events. They work with the Education Committee to layout the following year’s calendar and is expected to work on initiatives as outlined in the strategic plan. Please note: Committee members of this group can be assigned per event or time-frame/season (Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter).
Meeting Frequency: Monthly meetings Thursday start in January
Northern Michigan Regional Sub-Committee
Division of Membership
The Northern Michigan Sub-Committee works to ensure quality member benefits and services for the Northern Michigan area of PMAWM's charter territory. Although a division of membership, they essentially work with all committees on the following initiatives:
- Property and Business Partner recruitment and retention.
- Legislative advocacy.
- Education and special events.
- Community outreach.
- Industry development and public relations.
Meeting Frequency: Bi-Monthly meetings on Thursday start in February