River Region Apartment Association

August 2019

Thank you, Angie Ingram, Attorney at Law, for your generosity and support of the River Region Apartment Association. Without your sponsorship, the 2019 events and education for our membership would not be possible!

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Thank you, Apartments.com, for your generosity and support of the River Region Apartment Association. Without your sponsorship, the 2019 events and education for our membership would not be possible! Be sure to reach out to our local Co-Star Rep, Brandy Hitson, for all of your advertising needs

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Brandy Hitson with Apartments.com


Who We Are

The insurance industry is filled with multinational conglomerates focused solely on improving their balance sheets. But AssuredPartners is not one of them. Our focus is on relationships. On forging rock solid partnerships with successful regional and local firms who are as fervent as we are about providing clients with best-in-class asset protection and unparalleled service.

That commitment has empowered us to be the fastest-growing independent insurance agency in the U.S. Founded in 2011 as a national partnership of leading independent property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage firms, we're now one of the largest brokers in the nation with offices in 30 states and two countries.

Led by a team with more than 55 years of insurance experience, we have the in-depth knowledge, strong carrier relationships and vast network of industry pros and resources to deliver innovative products and solutions that are customized to your precise needs.

Partnership. Expertise. Innovation. Passion. Doing the right thing. These aren't traits you typically find in the world's largest insurance firms. But you'll find them with us, because we're invested in your success – now and for the long run.

Thank you all for coming out to support your maintenance teams at our Annual Maintenance Appreciatation event at the Montgomery Biscuits Game!

Here are some pictures from our event on May 23rd.

Thank you again to all of our amazing sponsors for making it a great night for all of our maintenance teams.

Please feel free to check out our Facebook page for more pictures from this event!


NAA Education Conference and Exposition

June 26 - 29

Colorado Convention Center | Denver, CO

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We are so excited to share with you that Hatching Hope has been invited to play a major role at the NAA Apartmentalize Conference in Denver, Colorado this coming June. At Hatching Hope, our primary goal is to provide disaster relief, and humanitarian aid to residents that are displaced from their apartment homes by fire or other disaster. Since our launch, we have worked tirelessly to provide just that to victims displaced by apartment fires or other disasters. Bringing counts to nearly 7,000 families, children, and pets served, bringing rapid growth and national attention to our service.

Hatching Hope has partnered with NAA affiliates across the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Missouri, and North Carolina. In the past year, we have served countless victims of both Hurricanes Florence and Michael, along with the Beauregard community in the wake of the horrific tornado in Lee County, Alabama that claimed the lives of 23 people. This incredible demand for our services, in addition to our core efforts of providing for residents displaced by apartment fires, have put a tremendous strain on our resources. We need YOUR help!

It is our HOPE that you will consider supporting Hatching Hope so we can continue to provide much needed relief and humanitarian aid to hurting families, children, and pets displaced by disaster from apartment homes. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your consideration and support. Together, we can do so much more!

Sincerely Grateful,

Keli Lynch-Wright, Co-Founder

P: 205.624.2424| E: keli@hatchinghopecares.org

“Thank you very much for your help! We really appreciate your support. You and your team truly make a difference.” David Colman, Owner ROCO Real Estate

“I would like to thank you on behalf of EPM and the Westlake community. We appreciate your help more than words could express. Thank You, from the bottom of my heart!” TJ Andrews- Regional, Elmington Property Management

“Thank you so much from myself, my team, and Michaelson Group. It means so much that you were there to help when our residents were in need. We can never thank you enough” Kristine Hale, VP The Michaelson Group

Partnering with Hatching Hope gives your company and your employees the gratifying opportunity to give back to residents that are the lifeblood of our careers and the multifamily industry. With your help, we will be able to continue providing disaster relief to those in our home state of Alabama, and in our partner markets across the country. ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Corporate Giving

Hero of HOPE $5,000 (100 Kits) Champion of HOPE $2,500 (50 Kits)

Guardian of HOPE $1,000 (20 Kits) Partner of HOPE $500 (10 Kits)

Ambassador of Hope $250 (5 Kits)

Personal Giving

One-time donation: $150____$100____$75____$50____$25____

convenient monthly giving With Paypal $____

Easy online giving at www.HatchingHopeCares.org

Please make checks payable to: Hatching Hope Mail to: 374 Shady Acres Road | Alabaster, AL 35007

Hatching Hope is a 501C3, non-profit organization/Federal Tax ID # 81-1349875

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The River Region Apartment Association is proud to be a corporate sponsor for Hatching Hope of Alabama!

Hatching Hope of Alabama was Co-Founded by Keli Lynch-Wright and her son Ashton Wright to support Residents that have been displaced from their Apartment Homes due to fire or other disasters. We have worked hard to assist victims of disaster in the apartment industry, by spreading the word and picking up and delivering donations to those affected. So many lives have been touched by the community rallying together to make a difference to those in need. It is amazing how giving these folks one less thing to worry about, can give them hope and strength to forge on and get through this tough time! After several years of supporting disaster recovery efforts, we experienced a house fire of our own and lost everything that we had. Ashton was 5 years old at the time, such a small little soul. He had seen the devastation of loss through fire at apartment communities as I have always taken him with me and he has literally grown up in the industry. Those first few nights were rough and I would hold him and sing to him "Three Little Birds, by Bob Marley..."Don't Worry About a Thing..Cause Every Little Thing is Gonna be Alright". He is 12 now and the song brings us both happiness and hope in days that can be challenging. Most recently, an Apartment Community has massive fire causing many people to be displaced over Thanksgiving. We quickly gathered some small Christmas Trees, supplies, toiletries, baked goods, and other items that we knew would cheer those and the children involved. We went to visit everyone on Thanksgviving Day. When we arrived the clubhouse was filled with people camping out on the floor with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The staff at the property hosted a huge Thanksgiving Meal and everyone was leaning on each other for hope and courage to move on. I knew that day was going to be the last day that I let pass without getting to work on Hatching Hope and doing something about it! Although we found that we were doing great things, there was a much greater immediate need in the way of somewhere to sleep and general toiletries. Ashton and I returned home and immediately went online an purchased 56 air mattresses! Often times displaced Residents are placed into a vacant apartment home or even in the clubhouse until a plan is devised for the next steps. Hatching Hope will be providing air mattresses, comfy bedding, and much needed supplies for that first night or two following a disaster. We will also have special focus on children by providing hand made blankets from local churches and schools and a book or coloring books to keep them focused on the good things! Each and every dollar will be used to build awesome care kits for these victims. And you can actually sponsor someone for $30! This will provide a victim with a air mattress, comfy bedding, and much needed toiletries. There is no greater feeling than that of helping others. Join us in this effort to make a difference across the state of Alabama! As always, we graciously accept your gift of time, so feel free to email Keli @ hatchinghope@gmail.com to see how you can help today!

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  • SPM seeking Maintenance Tech that is HVAC and CPO certified for Prattville community. Send resumes to Angela Root Angelar@spm.net.

  • Arbor Station is looking for a full-time EPA certified Maintenance Technician. Please send resumes to rjones@bandm.org

  • Hillwood Apartments is looking for a Maintenance Technician. Must be HVAC certified, 3 years prior experience in apartments, self-starter, attention to details, mechanically inclined, knowledgeable in plumbing, heating, AC, construction, and electrical, must be able to use all types of power tools, flexible to work weekends, holidays, and after hour emergency calls, reliable transportation. Please email resumes to mgarrett@thewoodruffway.com.

  • Bristol Downs is looking to hire a full-time Leasing Agent. Requirements include experience with Yardi, Sales, Marketing, and the ability to work on Saturdays. Please fax resumes to 334-272-2784.

**If you would like to add to our mentions section, please submit all mentions to rraa1972@gmail.com by the 15th of every month.**

Get Involved with RRAA!

The River Region Association is now accepting applications for Board Members, Volunteers, and Sponsors! Contact Katie Suchocki, our Association Executive TODAY, for more information at rraa1972@gmail.com.

About the River Region Apartment Association

In 1972, a group of Montgomery apartment industry professionals met and formed The Montgomery Apartment Managers’ Association. Since 1972, this association has grown and transformed into what is now known as The River Region Apartment Association and includes twenty-five counties in south-central Alabama. The River Region Apartment Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to unifying apartment industry professionals through education, legislative advocacy and member services. RRAA members are rental housing owners, property management firms, apartment communities and companies that supply products or services to rental properties.

RRAA provides educational opportunities each year such as legal seminars, leasing seminars, and annual fair housing training. Much thought and planning has been put into annual events such as the Beautification Awards, Maintenance Mania and the River Region Awards in order to recognize our industry professionals and to allow industry professionals an opportunity to network. The Association communicates to the members through a monthly newsletter, The RRAA Insider, and the RRAA website has a fresh and informative look to provide members with local, state and national apartment industry information.

As always, a membership in the River Region Apartment Association makes you a member of the Alabama Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association.

2019 RRAA Leadership

Association Director
Katie Suchocki

Samantha Lord, Barrington Place at Somerset

Taylor Holley, Halcyon Park

Angela Tucker, Sturbridge Commons


Past President
Jeff Davis, Hunt Companies

Eddie Gillenwater, Arbour Valley

Board Members:
Christine Kessler, The Heights

Joe Johnson, Hunt Companies

Rochelle Crawford, Bristol Downs

Kalyn Pinkerton, The Heights

Kevin Kiser, HD Supply

Brandy Hitson, Apartments.com

Cori Byrd, RentPath

Angie Ingram, Angie Ingram, Attorney at Law, LLC

Brett Wallace, Carol's Carpet