2018 WMA Convention & Expo
Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa in Henderson, NV
Navigating the Challenges of Change
Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa
4 Diamond Luxury
Green Valley Ranch is the finest luxury hotel in Henderson, NV, equally exquisite both inside and out. Attention to detail, impeccable guest service, outstanding amenities and expansive pool and garden area have earned the resort a reputation for being one of the very best luxury resorts in the country. Come experience the classic elegance and undeniable luxury of our European-inspired hotel and casino for yourself. Green Valley Ranch features the finest hotel rooms and suites off the strip, just minutes away from Las Vegas. Accommodations range from affordably comfortable to lavishly and luxuriously indulgent. Due to the prime location in nearby Henderson, some of the rooms feature the best views of the Las Vegas strip.
Hotel Scam Alert!
Please remember, if you receive a phone call from someone identifying themselves as a “Convention Housing” organization or an “Expo Representative” offering lower rates for Convention at the Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa, do not give them any credit card information as the Green Valley Ranch does not randomly call guests with offers like this, nor has the resort or WMA contracted with any convention housing organization! Do not provide any information or accept a confirmation number UNLESS you contacted Green Valley Ranch directly by calling 866.782.9487.
Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Green Valley Ranch. Get the nightly rate of $140 for run of house (Sunday through Thursday). The cut-off date for reservations is September 10th. Reservations received after September 10th will be accepted on a space-and-rate-availability basis.
Dates: October 7-10, 2018
By phone, use Group Name GCIWMA or click here.
You can make your reservation in one of two ways:
Make your reservation online by clicking on link above — it will take you directly to the hotel’s website specifically set up for WMA; or, call the hotel at 866.782.9487 to make your reservation over the phone using the Group Name GCIWMA.
Please be advised that all rates are per room, per night — single or double occupancy. Triple and quad occupancy will be charged $25 per person per night and will be added to your guest room for each guest aged 18 years or older. No further charges for guests under 18 years of age using existing bedding.
A resort fee of $15 per night plus tax will be applied to each guest room. This fee includes basic daily in-room internet (normally $13 per day), daily newspaper, scheduled shuttle to and from McCarran International Airport and the Strip, and admission to the exercise facility (normally $30 per day) at the resort.
Porterage and housekeeping gratuities will be at the discretion of the individual guest.
Two years ago we brought to your attention the issues between Green Valley Ranch and the Culinary Union. WMA regrets this dispute, but we are confident it will not affect our convention, and we will continue to hold the convention at the property. If you are contacted by the Culinary Union, please know that you can ask to be removed from their phone and email list.
Coming soon! Stay tuned!
Education, Networking and Entertainment
Owners rely on managers to find opportunities to ensure the successful operation of their communities. Here, you will find everything you will need, on a professional level, we’ll blend educational programs with entertainment and networking forums so that you can succeed in this business. We will feature seminars with industry experts focused on shaping our future and our communities; sessions covering practical business issues; opportunities to network with other industry leaders; and a dynamic Expo to make your attendance worthwhile!
Before we get to business, we are going to start you off with a no-cost, no-host networking event where you can catch up with industry colleagues during a leisure evening.
Would this be your first WMA Convention? Then you must come to this Convention. Introduce yourself and make connections with people who will give you helpful advice for years to come!
The Expo will open right after the Kick Off Lunch on Tuesday. Later on in the day, we will once again have the wine tasting event during the Welcome Reception. A dinner buffet is included. Connect with exhibitors who will feature delicious wines while you network.
The well-received dessert reception on the Expo floor after Wednesday’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon will take place again! We will offer you a full day of Expo events the second day — a dynamic Expo will make your attendance worthwhile!
Exhibitors — the Exhibitor Packet is coming soon! Remember major sponsors get to choose their booth first so you might want to consider being a major sponsor. Special sponsors get second priority. Refer to the list of sponsorship opportunities — see link above my photo.
Coming soon! Stay tuned!
Kick Off Lunch — Tuesday, October 9
You are invited to the Kick Off lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.! We are going to begin the afternoon with a delicious plated lunch while giving you ample opportunity to network with friends. Remember, there’s always a new face in the crowd ― introduce yourself and welcome first time attendees. Make them feel good about joining WMA and being a part of this wonderful, resourceful organization!
President Lawrence “Larz” McAdoo will welcome you and officially open the 2017 WMA Convention and Expo. After lunch, the scholarship recipients from this year’s Frank J. Evans Charitable Foundation will be announced. Greg Evans will reveal this year’s recipients for deserving youth residing in WMA-member communities. Perhaps one of them is from your community! After that, WMA’s Legislative Advocate, Catherine Borg, will give a brief legislative update and announce the winners of WMA’s hotly contested golf tournament held on Monday, October 8. Closing the luncheon will be Doug Johnson with updates on rent control.
Right after lunch, you’ll head into the opening of the Expo.
Expo Opening — Tuesday, October 9
The Expo will once again open right after lunch! You will have over two hours on the Expo floor before returning back to the educational seminars.
Welcome Reception and Wine Tasting — Tuesday, October 9
It’s become a tradition! You will LOVE wine tasting event. This evening also includes a dinner buffet in the Expo. We’ve planned another exciting show for you! Exhibitors have been invited to bring their favorite wines again! This is always a great time to reconnect with other Expo attendees or get to know new people! The Expo continues on Wednesday, stopping only for the Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Stop in between seminars! You’ll experience a dynamic day interacting with outstanding exhibitors who represent cutting edge products and services of the industry. Drawings will be held at the close of Expo on Wednesday. The Expo will close at 3:00 p.m. — don’t miss the drawings!
Annual Meeting and Luncheon — Wednesday, October 10
Take a well-deserved break from the fast paced action of the Expo and educational seminars. Join us for the Annual Meeting and Luncheon. It is a great opportunity to be introduced to new members, as well as continuing members of WMA’s leadership ― all in one place.
A plated lunch is provided ― delicious food and drink to satisfy your hungry appetite. This is followed with our formal program. An award will be presented to a deserving member whose political contributions have stood out above and beyond all those who continuously support WMA. Another award will be presented to a member whose selfless contributions have impacted the industry. During the Annual Meeting, you’ll also learn the state of WMA, and see the new Board of Directors for 2018-2019 elected and sworn in.
Once all the business has been dealt with, we have some entertainment for you! Kevin Blake is the best magician you’ve probably never hear of! Kevin can read minds. Predict the future. See into your memories. Stop time — or maybe he can’t — and it’s all an illusion. There are no rabbits, top hats, or cutting people in half here — Kevin is known for cutting edge magic that absolutely confounds and totally engrosses. In doing so, he brings magic, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century.
Don’t be in such hurry! We haven’t forgotten dessert! Come follow us into the Expo and enjoy your dessert as you visit our exhibitors one more time!
President’s Dinner Dance — Wednesday, October 10
You are cordially invited to WMA’s signature black tie event. It will be held on Wednesday evening in a beautifully appointed ballroom. Dress to impress! We will be there to warmly welcome you ― our honored guests ― to this annual President’s Dinner Dance. As you walk into the exquisitely decorated ballroom, you know that an captivating evening awaits you. The magic begins the moment you arrive. Join family, friends and colleagues for an elegant meal, then sit back and celebrate as the new President of the WMA Board of Directors, Marilyn Green, is sworn into office and delivers her inaugural address. Next, join us in feting the 2018 recipient of WMA’s most recognized and esteemed honor: The Busch, Carr & McAdoo Memorial Award.
Finally, after we have wrapped up the business end of our evening, prepare to dance and party the rest of the night away! We promise this will be an evening you will long remember!
The following seminars will be presented. We are still finalizing speaker schedules and other details:
- Legal and Management Advice
(Tuesday Panel Moderator – Bill Dahlin)
(Wednesday Panel Moderator – Ed McDonald)
- MCM: Aging Seniors (Larry Weaver and Chad Casenhiser)
- MCM: Community Choice Aggregation (Brice London and Irene Moosen)
- MCM: Foundations of Community Management/Resolving Resident Conflict (Joe Adams)
- MCM: HCD Updates (Anona Bonner)
- MCM: How to Use 7 and 14 Day Notices the Correct Way (John Pentecost)
- MCM: Labor Law (California Employers Association)
- MCM: Lesser Known Facts — The Things You Need to Know But May Not (Ruben Garcia and Joe Carroll)
- MCM: Mistakes Community Managers Make (Joe Adams)
- MCM: New Owners and Managers Seminar (Thomas Pacelli)
- MCM: Understanding the Intersection Between MHC Administration and the Rights of Undocumented Immigrants: What You Need to Know (Margaret Nanda and Matthew Telford)
- MCM: What Does Insurance Really Cover? (Phil Woog)
- MCM: Working Through Disaster (Candace Holcombe)
- OperNomics 201: MHP Economic Theories and Market Strategies (Andy Carey and Mark Weiner)
- Rent Control: Our Biggest Challenge (WMA Regionals)
- Transform Your Community’s Infrastructure from a Liability Into an Asset (David Firestone)
- Update on New Laws (Catherine Borg, Terry Dowdall and Paul Jensen)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018
Golf Tournament (optional)
Badges/Tickets Pick Up for Pre-registered Convention Attendees
1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Networking Event Reception
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Kick Off Lunch
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Wine Tasting
4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018
7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Continental Breakfast in Expo
7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Pre-Lunch Cocktails in Expo
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Annual Meeting and Luncheon
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Desserts and Drawing in Expo
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
President’s Dinner Dance
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pre-Dinner Cocktails
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Dinner Dance
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. 2018 WMA Convention & Expo Closes
Hertz Car Rental
WMA has negotiated special meeting rates with Hertz for car rentals during Convention at all California and Nevada locations. For reservations, call Hertz at 800.654.2240 and refer to CV#02RE0032.
Download the list of Sponsorship Opportunities in the links provided above the staff photo. Direct any queries to Regina Sánchez at regina@wma.
- Advantage Homes
- Capital Insurance Group*
- JB Bostick Company, Inc.
- Pan American Insurance Agency, Inc.
- Shorebreak Energy Solar
- Wells Fargo
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
2500 E Second Street
Reno, NV 89595
October 7–10, 2019
Visit us at wma.org/conv2019