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2022 WMA Convention & Expo
The M Resort Spa Casino, Henderson, NV

Welcome to the 2022 WMA Convention & Expo!

We are now ready to take your registrations for the 2022 WMA Convention and Expo to be held October 10th through the 13th at the fabulous M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson, Nevada, for even more education and fun.

As chairperson of the WMA Convention & Expo Planning Committee, I want to tell you the Committee has had a great time putting together the schedule of events. We cannot wait to share it all with you. This year’s title and theme is “Shaping Our Future: Imagine the Possibilities”.

See you there!

Sincerely,

Dave Thomas
Convention & Expo Planning Committee Chair

Guestroom Reservations

Please make your hotel reservations directly with The M Resort. Get the nightly rate of $150 (Sunday thru Thursday). The cut-off date for reservations is September 16th. Rate will not be available for reservations received on September 17th and thereafter.

Dates: October 10 – 13, 2022

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

  • Book online by clicking here.
  • Call the hotel at 877.673.7678 to make your reservation over the phone using a group code SWMH22.

A resort fee of $11 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, shuttle to and from McCarran International Airport by reservation, scheduled shuttle to and from Tropicana Las Vegas to get you to the Strip, access to Digital Press-reader (the all you can read digital newsstand) and admission to the fitness center at the resort.

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

 

Convention Registration Information

Participant Registration Disclaimer and Liability Waiver

Please carefully review this important information. All 2022 WMA Convention & Expo participants registering to attend in-person or who will be present in-person at the 2022 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 2022 WMA Convention & Expo at The M Resort. Those individuals who do not check the box will not be permitted to participate in-person at the 2022 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 and Registration

The registration fees are listed below. 

                       Before Sept. 12th        On or After Sept. 13th

Member              $475 pp                      $525 pp
Non-Member      $950 pp                    $1,050 pp

You can download the registration form located HERE. Or for online registration, click HERE.

Cancellations

For a full refund, cancellations must be received on or before September 2, 2022; an 85% refund will be given for cancellations received September 3 through September 13, 2022. No refunds for no-shows, cancellations or event tickets on or after September 14, 2022. 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!
 

 

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 website page. A separate floor plan is made available daily as booth spaces are sold. 

 

Golf Tournament

The Lexington Course at the Revere Golf Club is this year’s home to WMA’s Convention & Expo golf tournament — a benefit for the Frank J. Evans Charitable Foundation.

Experience a premier Las Vegas Golf Course at its finest at the Revere Golf Club. Revere Golf Club provides golfers unique challenges with panoramic views of the famous Las Vegas strip. Teeing off at Revere Golf Club’s Lexington course, guarantees your Las Vegas golf outing will be exciting and challenging.

The Revere presents a blend of beauty and challenge unlike any other in southern Nevada. Draped through the rugged desert canyons and valleys of the Las Vegas foothills, The Revere Golf Club offers unending, awe-inspiring views of the Las Vegas Skyline and mountains beyond, and the Lexington’s stunning 7,143 -yard, par-72 layout will test your shot-making capabilities with classic risk/reward scenarios. 

The $175 fee also include a boxed lunch, two alcohol drink tickets and two non-alcohol beverages.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. The golf course is located minutes from the M Resort at 2600 Hampton Road, Henderson, NV 89052; phone 877.273.8373.

 

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/Conv2022 and send it with your ticket request.

 

Highlights

Kick Off Lunch — Tuesday, October 11

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 Candy Holcombe will welcome you and officially open the 2022 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 10. 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 11

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 11

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 12

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 2022 – 2023 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 12

You are cordially invited to WMA’s signature black tie event. It will be held on Wednesday evening in a beautifully appointed ballroom. Wear your finest! However, if business casual suits you best, that is good too! 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 a captivating evening awaits you.

The magic begins the moment you arrive. If you think you missed the comedian at the Annual Meeting & Luncheon this year, you have not missed anything at all! We have moved the comic to this evening! Join family, friends and colleagues for an elegant meal, then sit back the Frank J. Evans Charitable Foundation draws tickets for the cash raffle! I Let’s get you in the mood as we celebrate the new President of the WMA Board of Directors, Chad Casenhiser, is sworn into office and delivers his inaugural address. Next, join us in feting the 2022 recipient of WMA’s most recognized and esteemed honor: The Busch, Carr & McAdoo Memorial Award.

Finally, after we have wrapped up the business, we have invited a disc jockey to close out the evening. We promise this will be an evening you will long remember!

 

Seminars

  • Best Practices in Hiring, Managing, Firing and Removing Community Employees — Owner Only Seminar
    The panel of speakers will discuss, using real world examples and sample forms, the best practice for hiring park employees, including the creation of a protective employment agreement; managing those employees effectively (and adhering to California’s wage and hour laws); and, what/how to terminate a park employee, including actions necessary to remove the employee from on-site housing. The presentation will be generally applicable, but with a focus on California parks. (Andrew Ditlevsen, Eric Bellafrank, Margaret Ecker-Nanda and Ryan Jasinsky)
     
  • California Wildfires: Changing the Insurance Market
    Whether your park is in the city, suburbs or country, your insurance will be affected. Get a peek behind the curtain of the rapidly changing insurance marketplace and understand the role of wildfires affecting all California park insurance premiums. You will learn what physical changes you can make at your parks to protect them and exactly what property improvements should be added to your policy. Also discussed will be how to mitigate future insurance premium increases. With a look back at fire history and the stunning wildfire prevalence today, we can better understand what is trending in California. This seminar will provide what to know, what to do, what to expect, and how to budget going forward. (Bill Joseph)
     
  • Legal and Management Advice Panels
    As laws change and court decisions are handed down, it becomes necessary to adjust our business practices to keep pace with the changes. This seminar will focus on recent developments in the industry and the adjustments owners need to make. These open forums will bring together leading industry attorneys and property managers to answer your questions and address your concerns. (Moderators: Lauren Fischer/Tuesday Panel; and Greg Beam/Wednesday Panel)
     
  • MCM: Back to Basics — Go Beyond the XYZs of Management
    A return to what we always knew but have fallen out of practice on in the chaos of the last couple of years.  We define basics as those things that should be muscle memory — the legal and operational gears of property management that should be second nature. However, due to lack of exercise, those muscles have atrophied and as an industry we need to return to the very fundamental things that need to happen, without thought, to move your management skills and properties forward every day.  We need to go back to practicing those basics until they once again become routine. (Ruben Garcia and Joseph Carroll)
     
  • MCM: Bridge the Gap — Transform Work Relationships from Challenging to Collaborative
    In today’s increasingly polarized world, more people struggle to fully understand and respect one another as individuals. As a result, many lose sight of the importance of building and maintaining professional relationships; even forgetting to be curious and listen to others. And these interpersonal challenges have become business-blocking obstacles. In this seminar, Fortune 500 leadership coach Jennifer Edwards shows how to use the social psychology of human connection and curiosity to drive meaningful communication and collaboration at work. (Jennifer Edwards)
    (Please note: We want to accommodate as many people as possible but we need your help. Please check the box on the registration form that you plan to attend this seminar. Books have to be ordered in advance and we want to make sure everyone who wants to come to the seminar can come and get a book. Please register early!)
     
  • MCM: Effective Communications with Residents — the Pros and Cons
    More than a newsletter once a quarter, communicating encompasses the verbal and non-verbal indications to residents of how you value them. Learn how much is too much and how when nothing is said, the story is written on its own. Control your message. Join us for understanding your role. (Chris Nicey, Mike Mihelich and a member management company representative)
     
  • MCM: HCD Updates
    Come learn about the latest HCD news. Gain insight into HCD enforcement, Mobilehome Park Maintenance Inspections, Park Construction, Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program, and much more. Interact directly with HCD management and ask questions. (Mitchel Baker and Matthew Weise)
     
  • MCM: Tenant Applications and Fair Housing — What You Need to Know
    Federal and state antidiscrimination laws limit what you can say and do in the tenant selection process. This interractive seminar will train you on what the best practices are when choosing tenants. The panel will address the issues that arise from topics including; how to avoid discrimination claims when approving tenancy applications, how courts and agencies handle discrimination complaints, penalties for housing discrimination and how to get help for a discrimination lawsuit or complaint.  (John Pentecost, Ryan Egan, Melissa Dougherty and Thomas Pacelli)
     
  • MCM: What Should a 2022 Disaster Plan Look Like?
    As COVID-19 pandemic begins to wind down, the question becomes, “What’s next?” Should you prepare for wildfires or floods or an active shooter? What should resident disaster plans look like? This interactive session will provide you with up-to-date 2022 guidance on what to prioritize, and how to focus your plans so it remains effective. It will also provide you cutting-edge best practices and ideas for their properties to sustain them through any emergency. (Patrick Hardy)
     
  • The Bottom-line Affect Utility Improvements Have on Property Value
    This will be a panel discussion covering economics of solar for manufactured housing communities; maximizing your tax incentives; the bottom-line affect utility improvements have on your property value. (Shorebreak panel with appraiser, lender and capital improvement experts)
     
  • Update on New Laws
    Laws impacting the industry change from year to year. This seminar will bring you current on recent legislative measures and how they impact you at all levels of operation in your communities. WMA’s legislative advocate, along with advisors to the WMA Legislative Committee, will present the latest laws affecting the industry. (Terry Dowdall, Paul Jensen and Chris Wysocki)

 

Schedule

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2022

Golf Tournament — The Lexington Course at the Revere (optional)
    8:00 a.m. Registration; 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

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 11, 2022

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 12, 2022

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 13, 2022

Final Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
    9:00 a.m.                     2022 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 800.654.3131 and refer to CDP 2133824.

 

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.

2022 PLATINUM SPONSORS

2022 GOLD SPONSORS

2022 SILVER SPONSORS

2022 BRONZE SPONSORS

 

2023 Convention

Peppermill Reno
2707 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

October 23 - 26, 2023

Visit us at wma.org/conv2023 (site is expected to open May 2023).

 

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Henderson, NV 89044
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