2019 WMA Convention & Expo
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino

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“ Real Housing Solutions​”

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Convention Mobile App

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Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, NV

When it comes to hotels in Reno, no place offers the degree of accommodation options, amenities, dining, and entertainment that Grand Sierra Resort does. Lying in the heart of Truckee Meadows near Lake Tahoe, Grand Sierra Resort features nearly 2,000 hotel rooms and suites, and 11 different dining venues.


Hotel Scam Alert!

They are at it again! Please remember, if you receive a phone call from someone identifying themselves as a convention housing organization or representative offering lower rates for Convention at the Grand Sierra Resort, do not give them any credit card information as the resort does not randomly call guests with offers like this. Neither the resort or WMA has contracted with any third party convention housing organization! Do not provide any information or accept a confirmation number UNLESS you have contacted the Grand Sierra Resort directly.

A copy of an email that is being sent to our members from the scammers is attached. We are told he is very persistent. Do not fall victim to this scam.


Guestroom Reservations

Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Grand Sierra Resort. Get the nightly rate of $75 for the Summit Room or $95 for the A Rooms Rate (Sunday through Thursday). The cut-off date for reservations is September 1. Reservations received after September 1 will be accepted on a space-and-rate-availability basis.

Dates: October 7-10, 2019

You can make your reservation in one of two ways:

  • Click here and the link will take you directly to the Grand Sierra Resort’s guest room reservations for WMA’s rates.
  • Call 800.648.5080 and use the group code: WMA9

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 $26.50 per night plus tax will be applied to each guest room. This fee includes basic daily in-room internet, two bottles of water per day in room, self and valet parking, scheduled shuttle to and from Reno Tahoe International Airport, and admission to the fitness center at the resort.

Porterage and housekeeping gratuities will be at the discretion of the individual guest.


Convention Registration

Registration Fees

The registration fees are listed below. 

                       Before Sept. 13th        On or After Sept. 14th

Member              $425 pp                      $495 pp
Non-Member        $850 pp                      $990 pp

You can register online by clicking here or downloading the registration form provided here on this page.


For a full refund, cancellations must be received on or before September 2, 2019; an 85% refund will be given for cancellations received September 3 through September 13, 2019. No refunds for no-shows, cancellations or event tickets on or after September 14, 2019. Contact Regina Sànchez immediately for cancellations.


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!


Exhibitor Forms

A downloadable packet for exhibit registrations is available on this page. A separate floor plan will be available daily on the Convention site ( as booth spaces are sold.


Golf Tournament

The Lakes Course at Red Hawk Golf and Resort is this year’s home to WMA’s Convention & Expo golf tournament — a benefit for the Frank J. Evans Charitable Foundation.

Red Hawk Golf and Resort’s setting is nothing short of breathtaking – nestled in the long sweeping Spanish Springs Valley and cradled on all sides by spectacular mountain ranges and dramatic desert views.

The Lakes Course at the Resort at Red Hawk is a Robert Trent Jones masterpiece that has helped vault Reno and the High Sierra into the upper echelon of West Coast golf destinations. Named the best daily fee golf experience by readers of the Reno-Gazette Journal, the Hills Course is a challenge not to be missed.

Playing to more than 7,100 yards from the tips, the Lakes Course is a haven for big hitters who love dangerous risk-reward opportunities, as well as for players who thrive on accuracy in their golf game. More than 100 bunkers challenge golfers, as do a plethora of trees and water hazards that both add to the aesthetics of the course, and the difficulty.

The $155 fee includes a single round-trip shuttle transportation to and from the course. Fees also include a boxed lunch, two alcohol drink tickets and unlimited non-alcohol beverages.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. The golf course is located at 6600 N Wingfield Parkway in Sparks, Nevada. The telephone number is 775.626.6000.



Kick Off Lunch — Tuesday, October 8

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 Marilyn Green will welcome you and officially open the 2019 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 7. 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 8

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 8

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 9

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 2019-2020 elected and sworn in.

Once all the business has been dealt with, we have some entertainment for you! 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 9

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, Andy Carey, is sworn into office and delivers his inaugural address. Next, join us in feting the 2019 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 have been selected. The printed brochure will contain full seminar descriptions and the Schedule at a Glance will contain the days each seminar will be presented. Both will be posted shortly. 

  • Adding Spaces to Your Community

  • Best Practices for Evictions Including Potential Alternatives

  • Best Ways to Handle Problem Residents

  • HCD Updates

  • How to Make the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Reduce Your Tax Liability

  • Legal and Management Advice (Andy Carey and Chad Casenhiser, moderators)

  • Leveraging Digital Tools to Automate Record Keeping

  • Mangement Chews ‘Em Up and Legal Spits ‘Em Out

  • Property Rights: Knick v. Township of Scott

  • Rent Control (WMA Regionals)

  • Service Animals: The Definitive Guide for Property Managers

  • Sewer Septic Seminar

  • Update on New Laws

  • Workplace Safety



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.



Registration Opens
    8:00 a.m.

Educational Seminars
    9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Kick Off Lunch
    11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Expo Opens
    12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Educational Seminars
    3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Wine Tasting
    4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Registration Opens
    8:00 a.m.

Expo Hours
    7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast in Expo
    7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Educational Seminars
    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.

Expo Closes
    3:00 p.m.

Educational Seminars
    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



Final Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
    9:00 a.m.                     2019 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#02RE0033.



Download the list of Sponsorship Opportunities in the links provided above the staff photo. Direct any queries to Regina Sánchez at regina@wma.






2020 Convention

M Resort Spa Casino
12300 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Henderson, NV 89044

October 12-15, 2020

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Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
2500 East 2nd Street
Reno, NV 89595
Reservations: 800.648.5080
Group Name: WMA Convention & Expo
Hotel: 775.789.2000
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