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It is hard to believe we are already in a new year. I feel like I just joined the Board of Directors yesterday, when in fact it has been nearly a decade. Becoming active in the Greater Nashville Apartment Association has been one of the most rewarding parts of my career. The camaraderie, talent, and passion for our industry are evident within this great organization. We are fortunate to be a part of the premiere Apartment Association in the Southeast. I might be a little biased, but I am confident that if you speak with people who are members of other associations, they will tell you we are the best of the best!

This year will certainly open a new chapter for GNAA because we will be doing it without the leadership of our nearly 30-year President, Diane Carter. Diane, you will be missed and I assure you, we will make you proud as we continue to build upon your wonderful legacy.

Stephanie Burns, you did an AMAZING job as Chairman last year. You are a great example of what a leader should be and I am proud to call you my friend. Congratulations on your successful NextGen rollout in 2019.

So what is my primary goal for 2020? It’s simple – I want to increase engagement at all levels of our membership and expand our services throughout the Middle Tennessee area, as directed through the implementation of our new 2020-2022 strategic plan. It is my desire that everyone see the immense value that our association offers. We will expand education offerings to reach Clarksville, Murfreesboro, and Cookeville (for the first time!). If you are in any of those areas, be on the lookout for additional information in the coming months.

Did you know we have regular luncheons for all members of our association? Suppliers, Management, and Maintenance alike! If you have not yet been able to attend, or it has been a minute since you were able to join us, you are missing a great time of networking,
learning, and fun. Make sure you are a registered user on the website at www.GNAA.org with your email to stay in the know of all things GNAA!

Looking for another great way to stay informed with what is happening with the GNAA? Make sure to opt-in to receive text messages by texting GNAA to 33222 (data and cell phone charges may apply). We promise to only share our biggest events with you and not bombard your phone with text messages.

I’d like to offer a special thanks to Freeman Webb for their continued support as I serve as Chairman in 2020. I couldn’t do this without your support and the support of my amazing site teams. Thank you all for being awesome at what you do!

I look forward to 2020 being the Greater Nashville Apartment Association’s best year yet, and I wish you all a successful year ahead.

Stay tuned…there’s more to come.

Sincerely,
Zac