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2020 WMA Virtual Convention & Sponsors’ Forum
WMA's Diamond Jubilee — A Cut Above the Rest!


You are invited to the first WMA Virtual Convention & Sponsors’ Forum! As the world continues to adapt, we are not able to come together for the 2020 WMA Convention and Expo. But we believe the need for us to connect, inform and educate is stronger than ever! We also believe in the power of gathering our community to share, inspire, and strengthen our industry is just as important — even if virtually! So we find ourselves with our first ever one-day online Convention & Sponsors’ Forum!

The 2020 WMA Virtual Convention will begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

We will have one live event with the Annual Meeting so please plan to attend this. Your approval votes are needed on several items. Those wishing to attend this event only and not have to register for the entire Virtual Convention will be provided with Zoom information at a later time.

Exhibitors will have “sponsorships”. Their “presence” is an important aspect to the WMA Virtual Convention. Come view their infomercials or check out their websites all gathered in a Sponsors’ Forum.

We will certainly miss seeing you in person! So please join us online!


A Diamond Jubilee — A Cut Above the Rest!

This year’s theme is “WMA’s Diamond Jubilee: A Cut Above the Rest” as we celebrate 75 years of industry excellence! As you have come to know, WMA has served the manufactured housing industry since 1945, and we continue to assist you in navigating through unprecedented levels of disruption and uncertainty because of your continued support.



Registration fees are as listed below.
                       Before Sept. 30th        On or After Oct. 1st

Member                $179 pp                      $199 pp
Non-Member         $358 pp                      $398 pp

You can register online by clicking HERE.

You can also register by downloading the registration form provided here on this page above the staff photo. Please do not email the registration form to any staff member as the email server is not a secured site. You can fax the form to 916.448.7085.

For a full refund, cancellations must be received on or before September 30, 2020. For an 85% refund, cancellations must be received between October 1 and October 9, 2020. No refunds for cancellations on October 10 through October 23, 2020. Contact Regina Sànchez immediately at for cancellations.


We will feature 13 pre-recorded virtual seminars, six of them will carry MCM credits — a $414 value! This is a great way to accumulate MCM credits at one convenient low price! Virtual seminars will be available for ten days so that you can get all the MCM credits possible — in a single day or at your leisure! You will have interaction with speakers by posting questions on the video feeds! Speakers will be online on Tuesday (October 13) and will field your questions. After that, they will monitor questions as needed.

  • Battling Rent Control Locally & Bad Legislation Statewide
    (Doug Johnson, Jarryd Gonzales, Julie Paule and Chris Wysocki)
  • California Eviction Restriction — Navigating the State’s COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium for Tenants
    (John Pentecost, moderator)
    Sponsored by Shorebreak Energy
  • California Gets More Complicated: How Recent Changes in Employment Law Impact On-Site Manager Compensation and Potential Liability
    (Margaret Nanda, moderator)
    Sponsored by Pan American Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • How Industry Leaders Are Using Solar to Their Advantage
    (David Firestone)
  • Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Community Financing and Valuation
    (Anthony Petosa, moderator)
    Sponsored by Wells Fargo
  • Legal and Management Advice
    (Bill Hanks, moderator)
    Sponsored by Albano Dale Dunn & Lewis
  • MCM: COVID-19 — What Did We Learn and How Do We Prepare for the Next Pandemic?
    (Ruben Garcia and Joe Carroll)
    Sponsored by JB Bostick Company, Inc.
  • MCM: Failure to Maintain Litigation and Insurance
    (Phil Woog and Jim Joffe)
    Sponsored by California Southwestern Insurance Agency
  • MCM: HCD Updates — Latest News for Mobilehome Parkowners Including the Managers Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program 
    (Mitchel Baker, Anona Bonner and Matthew Weise)
  • MCM: Is Your Disaster Program Compliant and Operationally Ready?/Communication Crisis
    (Patrick Hardy)
  • MCM: Old Home to New Home — What Every Park Operator Should Know
    (Bob Baranek)
  • MCM: Park Inspections
    (Brad Harward)
  • Update on New Laws
    (Chris Wysocki, Terry Dowdall and Paul Jensen)



Educational Seminars
Open at 9:00 a.m.
Seminars will remain open for viewing until Friday, October 23.

Sponsors’ Forum
Opens at 9:00 a.m.
Please “visit” the Sponsors’ Forum as you go through the seminars. Each seminar is made available to you by Platinum Sponsors.

Annual Meeting/Board Meeting
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
For those wanting to attend the Annual Meeting only, Zoom information will be available here at a later time.

The modified program will include:

  • Board Meeting/Reports
  • Election and Installation of the Board of Directors
  • Installation of the Incoming President, Allan Alt with a brief address
  • The Presentation of the Busch Carr McAdoo Award


Since we are not able to bring Exhibitors together for an in-person Expo, your “presence” is an important aspect to our 2020 WMA Virtual Convention. So we have planned three opportunities for you to choose from so you can keep your company’s presence during the virtual WMA Convention with a Sponsors’ Forum.

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





When we can gather again — save the date!

2021 WMA Convention & Expo
The Peppermill Resort & Spa

Reno, Nevada

October 11-14, 2021



Join us from your home offices or sofa!


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