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2021 WMA Convention & Expo
Peppermill Resort Casino Spa

THE WMA CONVENTION IS BACK — And it’s Better than Ever!

While the world is reeling back from the effects of the COVID19 outbreak, WMA at all times continued to assist our members whether it was by helping to sort through new legislation and public policies or getting the correct forms to you or continuing business as usual. Like most people, we were hoping that when the clock struck midnight on New Year’s morning, that we would somehow skip ahead by leaps and bounds and leave COVID19 and 2020 behind. The pandemic impacted the way we lived, worked and played. Fortunately, the end of the pandemic is on the horizon — finally! While WMA never went away, it was necessary for the in-person 2020 WMA Convention & Expo to go virtual. BUT the Convention & Expo is BACK in 2021! And, as the theme suggests, it is going to be better than ever!

 

Peppermill Resort Casino Spa, Reno, NV

Providing the best hotel service and amenities is an art that the Peppermill Resort Casino Spa has perfected over 40 years. Peppermill’s hotel holds the AAA Four Diamond rating for hospitality industry excellence, and is voted one of Reno’s best resort hotels year after year by leading hospitality and gaming publications. The Peppermill presents a fusion of old-world hotel style, service, and aesthetics with contemporary luxury hotel amenities.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Top priority continues to be the health and well-being of guests. The resort has implemented the following procedures until further notice. Careful consideration has been taken with the guidance from government authorities, medical experts, and the CDC, when creating policies. The resort will continue to closely monitor recommendations from these experts and make changes as necessary to our protocols and procedures.

The health and safety of our employees and guests is our number one priority.

Hand Sanitizer
Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed at key guest and employee contact areas such as driveways, reception areas, hotel lobbies, the casino floor, restaurant entrances, cages, ATMs, restrooms, meeting and convention spaces and elevator landings.

Front-of-House Signage
There will be health and hygiene reminders throughout the property and on digital media in guest rooms. 

Employee & Guest Health Concerns
As part of our employee training, employees have been given clear instructions on how to respond swiftly and appropriately to all presumed cases of COVID19 infection on property in accordance with local guidelines, and they will be ready to provide full support to our guests addressing any health concerns. Employees are reminded to stay home if they do not feel well. Employees are also instructed to contact a manager if they notice a coworker or guest with symptoms associated with COVID19 such as coughing, shortness of breath, or other flu-like symptoms.

Face Coverings
Beginning Friday, July 30 at 12:01 a.m., all guests are required to wear masks at all times while indoors, per guidance from the CDC, and consistent with the directives of Governor Sisolak and the Washoe County Commission. If guests do not have a face mask, they can pick up a complimentary mask at Passport Rewards or the Front Desk.

Hotel Guest Elevators
Disinfectant wipes will be available for use by the guests at the main elevator lobby. Signage will be posted on safe elevator use and requesting that there be no more than four guests not part of the same party per elevator.

 

Hotel Scam Alert!

Attention: there are two scams out there! There is a company called Grow Leads that is attempting to sell a list of Convention attendees. Please know that no one, except our exhibitors are entitled to a copy of our attendee list. We never release or sell our membership or event attendee lists publicly. The second is a person identifying themselves as a convention housing organization or representative offering lower rates for Convention at the Peppermill Reno, 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 Peppermill Reno directly.

 

Guestroom Reservations

Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Peppermill Reno. Get the nightly rate of $100 for the Peppermill Tower or $150 for the Tuscany Tower (Sunday thru Thursday). The cut-off date for reservations is September 5th. Reservations received after September 6th will be accepted on a space-and-rate-availability basis.

Dates: October 11 – 14, 2021

You can make your guest room reservations in one of two ways:

  • Book online hereThe link will take you directly to the hotel’s website specifically set up for WMA;
  • Call the hotel at 800.282.2444 to make your reservation over the phone using the group code CWMHC21.

A resort fee of $20 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 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

Participant Registration Disclaimer and Liability Waiver

Please carefully review this important information. Click here to access and review the 2021 WMA Convention & Expo Participant Registration Disclaimer and Liability Waiver. All 2021 WMA Convention & Expo participants registering to attend in-person or who will be present in-person at the 2021 WMA Convention & Expo are required to complete and sign the Participant Registration Disclaimer and Liability Waiver as part of the registration process. This includes any guests that you bring to any of the events like the No-Cost Networking Event as well as all ticketed events.

You will be asked to check a box online or on the actual registration form in order to participant in-person at the 2021 WMA Convention & Expo at the Peppermill Resort Casino Spa. Those individuals who do not check the box will not be permitted to participate in-person at the 2021 WMA Convention & Expo.

Checking the box on the registration forms or on the online registration platform, will be treated in all respects as having the same effect as an original signature.

Should you have any questions, please email regina@wma.org.

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.

Cancellations

For a full refund, cancellations must be received on or before September 3, 2021; an 85% refund will be given for cancellations received September 4 through September 14, 2021. No refunds for no-shows, cancellations or event tickets on or after September 15, 2021. 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!
 

 

AND SHE’S BACCCKKKK!!!!

Because you LOVED her in 2019, we asked her to come! Vicki Barbolak has once again agreed to come back and entertain you after all the business is attended to at the Annual Meeting and Luncheon! Stay and find out why Vicki is one of the funniest comedians selling out theaters across America! You saw her at the 2019 WMA Convention and she made you laugh until you cried! Vicki was a TOP 10 finalist and fan favorite on America’s Got Talent. Howie Mandel told Vicki and America, “I think you just came up with your own sitcom, you’re wonderful I love you.” And Simon said, “I think you’re the best comedian we’ve had on this show.” She was also featured on America’s Got Talent — The Champions in 2019. Vicki was also chosen to compete on the first season of Britain’s Got Talent, The Champions. Over the past 20 plus years, Vicki has been named a member of Jay Leno’s NBC Laugh Squad, Won Funniest Mom In America on Nick @ Nite, and E! Television in the True Story of the Comedy Store named Vicki to be the Next Breakout Star to come from The Comedy Store.

 

Expo

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 here on this page. A separate floor plan will be made available daily 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 Lakes 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.

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.

 

No-Cost Networking Event

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 networking event. Introduce yourself and make connections with people who will give you helpful advice for years to come!

All guests, regardless of registration MUST sign the Participant Registration Disclaimer and Liability Waiver in order to participate. You can print the full form at wma.org/Conv2021 and send it with your ticket request.

 

Highlights

Kick Off Lunch — Tuesday, October 12

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 Allan Alt will welcome you and officially open the 2021 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, Chris Wysocki, will give a brief legislative update and announce the winners of WMA’s hotly contested golf tournament held on Monday, October 11. 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 12

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 12

It’s become a tradition! You will LOVE this 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 13

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 2021 – 2022 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 13

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, Candy Holcombe, is sworn into office and delivers her inaugural address. Next, join us in feting the 2021 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!

 

Seminars

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. 

  • Benefits of Solar for Mobilehome Park Owners:
       Financing/Lending Panel
       (Shorebreak, Wells Fargo and JLL team)

  • Developing A Capital Improvement Program
       (Bill Estenger and Cesar Moran)

  • Labor Laws in Regard to COVID
       (Mari Bradford and Kim Gusman, 
       California Employers Association)

  • Legal and Management Advice Panels
       (Andy Carey and Lisa Toke, Moderators)

  • MCM: Serving Evictions and Other Notices During COVID
       (Greg Beam, Moderator)

  • MCM: How to Handle “Additional Occupants”
       Who Stay in Your Park
       (Dan Rudderow)

  • MCM: Is Your Post-COVID Emergency Plan Ready?
       (Patrick Hardy)

  • MCM: Lessons Learned from the Darkside —
       A Cautionary Tale or Two
       (Ruben Garcia and Joe Carroll)

  • MCM: Life After Loss of Long-Term Leases
       Exempt from Rent Control
       (Margaret Nanda and Andrew Ditlevsen)

  • MCM: Recognizing Service Dogs & Understanding
       Disability Rights Inside Your Park
       (Bill Dahlin, Thomas Pacelli and John Pentecost)

  • Now What — Tips and Strategies for Addressing Poor
       Construction of Pre HUD Code Homes,
       New Construction Not Built to Code,
       and Adding Spaces to Your Park
       (Bob Baranek and Brad Harward)

  • Update on New Laws
       (Chris Wysocki, Terry Dowdall, and Paul Jensen)

 

Schedule

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2021

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 12, 2021

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.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021

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 Drawings 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

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021

Final Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
    9:00 a.m.                     2021 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#02RE0034.

 

Sponsors

Download the list of Sponsorship Opportunities in the links provided above the staff photo. Direct any queries to Regina Sánchez at regina@wma or 916.448.7002, extension 4034.

2021 PLATINUM SPONSORS

2021 GOLD SPONSORS

2021 SILVER SPONSORS

2021 BRONZE SPONSORS

 

2022 Convention

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

October 12-15, 2022

Visit us at wma.org/conv2022 (site is expected to open May 2022)

 

Peppermill Reno
2707 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502
Reservations: 800.282.2444
Group Name: CWMHC21
Hotel Local: 775.826.2121
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