Multifamily Florida - Spring 2012 - (Page 10)

FEATURE MAKES ANWashington, D.C. IMPACT in Tallahassee and by Bobby Davis, Editor Florida Apartment Industry encore performance), AAGO’s Mark Ogier and Carey Bradburn, FAA’s Harry Heist, and Chip Tatum as “Legislators Behaving Badly” and the association members who cope with them. These fun skits showed us how to successfully lobby our lawmakers and emphasized the importance of listening. Many thanks also go to Ashley Ligas, SEFAA’s Government Affairs Director, for organizing and narrating the “Dos and Don’ts of Lobbying.” Ashley reported that a record 20 SEFAA members attended, including a lot of first-timers. They flew up together on Tuesday, before the rest of the group arrived, and dropped in on 19 offices FAA 2012 LEGISLATIVE DAYS – SPEAKING WITH A UNIFIED VOICE Over 140 delegates attended FAA’s 2012 Legislative Days in Tallahassee –nearly a record-breaking crowd! Members who attended received a federal update from Alison Berry, NAA Manager of State & Local Government Affairs, and were briefed by Chip Tatum and Laura Heiselman on FAA’s priority issues that would be addressed on the hill the next day. In what is certain to become a staple at Legislative Days, attendees were delighted by the acting prowess of BAAA’s Jeff Rogo (an The night view from Hotel Duval in Tallahassee. 10 l MultifamilyFLORIDA l SPRING 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Multifamily Florida - Spring 2012

President’s Message
Legislative Update
Florida Apartment Industry Makes an Impact in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C.
Caution: Spring Might Bring Killer Bees to Your Community
How to Avoid Over-Insuring Your Apartment Property
Superior Property Management: Do You Know What It Looks Like?
Apartment Industry Aims to Provide Housing for Homeless Families
Product/Service Council Directory
Index to Advertisers/

Multifamily Florida - Spring 2012