I am deeply honored to serve as the new Chair of the Arizona Multihousing Association Board of Directors. 2019 marks the 52nd year of the AMA taking a leadership role in shaping the success and progress of our industry.
As I reflect on our long history and countless organizational accomplishments, I cannot help but draw inspiration from the unyielding dedication and hard work it took to achieve them. I would like to personally thank all of our previous leaders for their contributions and for making our future successes more attainable.
Now more than ever the AMA is operating from a position of strength in terms of financial stability, operational discipline, and forward-thinking organizational leadership. Steady and continued growth has been a hallmark of that strength. We are now the fourth largest trade association in Arizona and one of the nation’s largest NAA affiliates. This type of foundation bodes well for future successes.
As incoming Chair, I seek to accelerate the significant momentum created by Board of Directors and Committee Chairs of the past by amplifying our association’s impact, prominence, and importance. My priority is to energize the Board of Directors and our fellow members.
The depth and experience of our existing membership is a signature strength. An energized AMA, with a focused goal of driving engagement, connection, and candor will most certainly build membership value and underpin expansion of additional memberships statewide.
Although much has been accomplished in the past 52 years, we need to be even more strategic in an ever-fluid business environment. Continued success means enhancing our organizational strengths in conjunction with better identifying emerging threats before they occur.
To borrow a phrase, “good to great,” the organization is poised to elevate education, advocacy of industry interests, networking, and events to the next level. Our 2019 education calendar is stellar. The Tribute Awards process is already being enhanced through more objective processes with an emphasis on identifying the most qualified winners in each category.
It will take concerted effort and discipline to improve what I would deem AMA areas of strength, but it can be done. We cannot stop improving.
Moving forward, we will continue to need everyone in the membership to be fully supportive and engaged. Through common attributes including energized leadership, shared vision, and a collective commitment to continuously improve the organization, I’m excited about what we will accomplish together.
– John Carlson, AMA Board Chair, Mark-Taylor Residential
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