IAA: Evansville

IAA: Evansville

IAA: Evansville is the Area Council of the Indiana Apartment Association that serves the greater Evansville area.

The purpose of IAA: Evansville is to promote, advise, and protect the general interest of the construction, ownership, and management of multi-family housing by engaging and uniting industry members through informative and engaging educational and networking events.

About the Indiana Apartment Association

The Indiana Apartment Association is a statewide trade organization serving the multifamily industry in the State of Indiana.

IAA Mission Statement

  1. To promote, advise and protect the general interests of the ownership and management of multi-family housing in the Indiana area by uniting those engaged in the business.
  2. To uphold the dignity of the property management profession and to acquire and disseminate useful business information among its members, to foster a spirit of cooperation among its members; to cultivate higher standards of practice and business ethics.

Contact Us

9100 Keystone Crossing

Suite 725

Indianapolis, IN 46240

Phone: (317) 816-8900

Fax: (317) 816-8911

Email: [email protected]

Area Council

The Local Advisory Council is a critical component of IAA’s strategic plan. This council actively plans and executes local engagement strategies including educational and networking events, member recruitment and retention, and local advocacy efforts. Council members serve as the key contributors to new and existing services and programs throughout the year.

Council Members Include:

President: Teri Hedemark, Flaherty & Collins Properties

Vice President: Ashlee Finnerty, AMP Residential, LLC

Secretary: April Hilton, Burlington Capital Partner

Treasurer: Rick Moore, Evansville Housing Authority

Director: Kayla Buhmeier, AMP Residential, LLC

Director: Janet Sandleben, Interprop Management Co.

Committee Chair Liaison: Twana Paulus, RentPath, Inc.

Lynne Petersen, Indiana Apartment Association

IAA’s resources extend throughout the Evansville area, the state of Indiana, and at the national level. As an IAA member, you belong to a community of professionals that share mutual goals, interests and commitments. Becoming involved with your local multifamily network will allow you to make valuable connections with peers, share knowledge and gain insights into the latest trends in your profession.

Local Benefits

State Benefits

  • Utilize the Click and Lease Program to improve accuracy, save time and money, and protect your community
  • Recruit the best talent by posting your open positions and connect with job seekers on IAA’s Career Center
  • IAA actively advocates on your behalf at the Indiana General Assembly
  • Attend the largest regional multifamily conference in the Midwest. Learn about new products and services, attend educational courses to hear nationally-known speakers and network with peers
  • Access to the IAA website that allow members to share advice on topics of professional interest
  • FREE classes to increase industry knowledge, promote professionalism, and provide better services to apartment renters and owners – all designed to increase NOI
  • Receive a free subscription to IAA’s award-winning trade publication, INSites, which keeps members informed on local, state, and national activities

National Benefits

  • Protecting the industry through local, state and national advocacy initiatives and grassroots mobilization.
  • Network and learn about national apartment trends at NAA Meetings and Expositions.
  • National award-winning monthly magazine and newsletters to keep you updated.

Upcoming Events & Education in Evansville

Fair Housing

Fair Housing mistakes can be costly. Many of the common complaints are avoidable if personnel is knowledgeable and well trained. In this interactive session, attendees will hear ten of the most common Fair Housing “fails” and learn how to prevent discrimination by handling questions, complaints, and resident issues with professionalism and according to Fair Housing guidelines. Ideal for those new to the industry or needing continuing education, participants will leave with a thorough understanding of the Fair Housing laws and their responsibility as industry professionals.

About the Instructor:

As a speaker and trainer, Katie Rigsby’s passion is people! Her mission is to inspire success one person at a time. Her skills and experience have allowed her to successfully manage projects, people, crisis and finances with professionalism and confidence. Rigsby’s inspiring self –improvement and organizational/time management seminars are ideal for any industry, group or individual. She offers sales training and team building seminars that can be customized to meet your needs. As a faculty member of the National Apartment Association Education Institute, her Advanced Instructor status along with her CAPS, CAM and NALP credentials make her an ideal facilitator for NAA credential courses.

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm CDT

Location: Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Evansville, IN 47713)

CostFREE FOR MEMBERS; $160 for non-members


Meth Awareness Training

This course will aid attendees by providing a better understanding of items commonly associated with production and/or use of methamphetamines. Information also will be given on the “contractor” side of meth labs and related contamination. Attendees will learn why communities, managers, and company representatives should be on the lookout for meth signs and why they need to be addressed quickly and properly, specifically as they relate to long-term liabilities and tenant health and safety.

Register for this course to learn about:

  • Identification and awareness of meth use and/or cooking
  • What the process is after a meth lab is seized, including proper assessment, remediation, and post remediation testing
  • Considerations where there is reason to believe that a resident is using and/or making drugs, but police have not made any arrests
  • The liabilities associated with meth contamination and why awareness is so important
  • Cost-saving ideas to limit potential exposures without breaking the bank

About the Instructor:

Phillip Ball with ECC Horizon has more than 15 years of environmental consulting experience in diverse environmental settings for various industries. Ball has worked on and completed projects in 43 states across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Ball’s technical expertise includes illegal drug labs, asbestos, lead, mold, radon, environmental due diligence, remedial investigations, environmental assessments, and spill/emergency responses.

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm CDT

Location: TBD in Evansville, IN

Cost: FREE for members, $160 for non-members


Plumbing 101

Servicing common plumbing products is a key function of every multifamily property. This course will provide information on how to repair and install a toilet and show differences in toilet sizing. Faucet installation and repair will be explained, from the kitchen faucet to lavatory and tub/shower, and an overview of typical configurations and how to repair waterlines will be given. The final section of this course will be one of water heater service and repair.

Attend this sessions to learn about:

  • Water closet (toilet) installation and service, including flush valves
  • Drainage repairs, including P traps, S traps, and service drains
  • Water piping repair
  • Basic water heater repairs

About the Instructor:

John Heger is a Journeyman and Master Licensed Plumber with more than 30 years of experience.  He has been Midwest Sales Manager with a plumbing fixture manufacturer as well as being National Sales Manager for a faucet manufacturer.  Heger’s hands-on teaching style benefits attendees of all experience levels.

Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm CDT

Location: TBD in Evansville, IN

Cost: FREE for members, $160 for non-members


Other Events & Education Near You

Bloomington

Active Shooter Training

The Indiana State Police, with the assistance of school safety liaison Dr. Richard Hogue, has created a presentation providing key steps to follow should one encounter an active shooter. Incorporating a City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security video called “Run. Hide. Fight.” into the training aids, this session will assist businesses and other organizations in preparing to respond to the unpredictable possibility of an active shooter event.

This education session includes a screening of the video, best practices for safeguarding oneself and others in the event of an active shooter, and a question and answer session.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Richard Hogue, Ed.D. of Hogue & Associates, Inc., is an education professional with more than 35 years of dedicated commitment to professional education of youth. He is the Indiana State Police coordinator and educator of ISP’s Safe Schools / Active Shooter training program.

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in Bloomington, IN

Cost: FREE for members, $160 for non-members


Disaster Preparedness: Taking the Initiative

The purpose of this course is to prepare both multifamily and commercial property staff members for natural disasters and common emergencies that can happen on site and how to handle the aftermath, when to handle responses in-house and when to call in the experts. This interactive course is targeted toward property managers, assistant property managers, maintenance, and engineers.

Learn more on how to respond to common disasters, including:

  • Fire disaster recovery, the staff role, how to build an emergency kit, securing the property in the immediate aftermath, working with a restoration company, tenant management, insurance, and longer-term reconstruction needs
  • Water damage statistics, liability from the property and tenant perspectives, damage categories and classes, assessing the issue, and how to respond and dry out
  • Mold facts and types, code requirements, assessing an issue, liability, and follow-up needs
  • Vehicle impact, storm damage, boarding up before an event, roof leaks: how to secure the property, communicating with constituents, permits, functional actions, and reconstruction

Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in Bloomington, IN

Cost: FREE for members, $160 for non-members

Instructor: Hays & Sons


Consumer Behavior Trends

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in Bloomington, IN

Cost: FREE for members, $160 for non-members

Instructor: Trisha Weise, ForRent.com


Fair Housing

Fair Housing mistakes can be costly. Many of the common complaints are avoidable if personnel is knowledgeable and well trained. In this interactive session, attendees will hear ten of the most common Fair Housing “fails” and learn how to prevent discrimination by handling questions, complaints, and resident issues with professionalism and according to Fair Housing guidelines. Ideal for those new to the industry or needing continuing education, participants will leave with a thorough understanding of the Fair Housing laws and their responsibility as industry professionals.

About the Instructor:

As a speaker and trainer, Katie Rigsby’s passion is people! Her mission is to inspire success one person at a time. Her skills and experience have allowed her to successfully manage projects, people, crisis and finances with professionalism and confidence. Rigsby’s inspiring self –improvement and organizational/time management seminars are ideal for any industry, group or individual. She offers sales training and team building seminars that can be customized to meet your needs. As a faculty member of the National Apartment Association Education Institute, her Advanced Instructor status along with her CAPS, CAM and NALP credentials make her an ideal facilitator for NAA credential courses.

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Farington of Clarksville (2134 Lombardy Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129)

Cost: FREE for members; $160 for non-members


HVAC 101

This course will cover imperative information for technicians interested in expanding their knowledge on HVAC products, preferred installation practices, service techniques and troubleshooting.

Attend this course to learn about:

  • Air handler, apartment fan coil, and evaporator models and specifications
  • Air conditioner and heat pump models and specifications
  • Equipment installation and service
  • Basics of refrigeration
  • Thermostat installation and troubleshooting

About the Instructor:

Chad Durre has been employed by Lee Supply Corporation as a Regional Technical Service Advisor for over five years, providing HVAC training, technical support, and warranty claim services for International Comfort Products equipment.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in New Albany, IN

Cost: FREE for members, $160 for non-members


Disaster Preparedness: Taking the Initiative

The purpose of this course is to prepare both multifamily and commercial property staff members for natural disasters and common emergencies that can happen on site and how to handle the aftermath, when to handle responses in-house and when to call in the experts. This interactive course is targeted toward property managers, assistant property managers, maintenance, and engineers.

Learn more on how to respond to common disasters, including:

  • Fire disaster recovery, the staff role, how to build an emergency kit, securing the property in the immediate aftermath, working with a restoration company, tenant management, insurance, and longer-term reconstruction needs
  • Water damage statistics, liability from the property and tenant perspectives, damage categories and classes, assessing the issue, and how to respond and dry out
  • Mold facts and types, code requirements, assessing an issue, liability, and follow-up needs
  • Vehicle impact, storm damage, boarding up before an event, roof leaks: how to secure the property, communicating with constituents, permits, functional actions, and reconstruction

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in New Albany, IN

Cost: FREE for members, $160 for non-members

Instructor: Hays & Son


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Evansville Local Government Contacts

Mayor

Lloyd Winnecke: (812) 436-4962

City Council

Regular meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Check the agenda for start times.

View the City Council homepage.

Members

Ward 1 Dan McGinn: (812) 479-6336

Ward 2 Missy Mosby, President: (812) 453-6479

Ward 3 John Hayden: (812) 618-2122

Ward 4 Connie Robinson: (812) 204-3869

Ward 5 Justin Elpers: (812) 454-3479

Ward 6 Jim Brinkmeyer: (812) 480-6909

At-Large Dr. Dan Adams: (812) 459-4221

At-Large Michelle Mercer: (812) 568-5393

At-Large Jonathan Weaver: (812) 568-0562

City Clerk

Laura Brown Windhorst: (812) 436-4992

Building Commissioner

Ron Beane: (812) 436-7884

*City offices are located in the Civic Center Complex (1 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 47708)

View the Evansville and Vanderburgh County website.

Rental Registration

Annual registrations for rental properties are due by May 10 to avoid possible late fees. Registration are handled by the Evansville-Vanderburgh Building Commission Office. Visit here for additional information.

Local Government Proposals/Ordinances Currently Under Consideration

  • Evansville discussing levying tax on property owners in downtown areas
  • Evansville Council introduces resolution outlining abatement scoring criteria: Resolution C-2017-16

Find out more information about these ordinances here.

Local Associate Members in the Evansville Area

Aaron’s Sales & Lease

Advanced Disposal

All Weather Products

Apartment Guide/RentPath

Arab Termite & Pest Control

CoinMach Laundry Service

Commerce Insurance Group, LLC

Evansville Courier & Press

Evansville/Owensboro Rental Finder

FT Kelly & Sons Pools

HSC Pavement Maintenance/Huff Sealing

JETZ Laundry Systems, Inc.

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP

Keep It Clean

PPG Porter Paints

Presto-X

Priority One Fire & Safety

Reinbrecht Flooring

Republic Services

Schiff A/C & Heating

Securitas Protection Services

Sherwin Williams Flooring

Sherwin Williams/East

Stanley Steemer of Evansville

State Farm Insurance

Tri-State Tub Refinishers

Two Men and a Truck

Vectren

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For the past seven years, the Apartment Association of Southern Indiana has presented awards that recognize those in the region that exemplify the best of the multifamily industry.

2017 Awards

Best of the Best Awards honors were presented April 19, 2018.

2017 Leasing Representative of the Year

Amy Harrellson, Schnute Apartments

2017 Maintenance Technician of the Year, the “James Robert Crider Tribute”

Thomas Walls, Kennedy Tower

2017 Maintenance Supervisor of the Year

J’Juan Helm, White Oak Manor and Schnute Apartments

2017 Rising Star

Kurtis Roesler, Ashley Pointe Apartments

2017 Assistant Manager of the Year

Janie Springer, Caldwell Homes

2017 Property Manager of the Year

Natalie Lichtefeld, The Timbers Apartments

2017 Regional Manager of the Year

Jessica Coursey, CAM, CAPS, NALP, HCCP, Flaherty & Collins Properties

2017 Owner/Management Company of the Year

Flaherty & Collins Properties

2017 Best Overall Property of the Year

River Point Apartments


2016 Awards

In 2017, more than 50 nominations were entered for more than a dozen awards for 2016 service. Honorees at the 2016 AASI Best of the Best presented in spring 2017 were:

2016 Leasing Representative of the Year

Lacarra Compton, Edward Rose & Sons

2016 Maintenance Technician of the Year, the “James Robert Crider Tribute”

David Roblin, Flaherty & Collins Properties

2016 Maintenance Supervisor of the Year

Kevin Biggs, Edward Rose & Sons

2016 Rookie of the Year

Thomas Walls, Flaherty & Collins Properties

2016 Most Valuable Player of the Year

Steffany Brown, Interprop Properties

2016 Assistant Manager of the Year

Emily Goad, Interprop Properties

2016 Property Manager of the Year

Kayla Buhmeier, AMP Residential

2016 Regional Manager of the Year

Ashlee Finnerty, AMP Residential

2016 Green Thumb of the Year, the “Kathy Kling Tribute”

Mission Viejo Villas, Interprop Communities

2016 Industry Expert of the Year

Denise Haggard, AMP Residential

2016 Owner/Management Company of the Year

Edward Rose & Sons

2016 Best Overall Property of the Year

Indian Woods, AMP Residential

2016 Associate Member of the Year

Alicia Kaid, RentPath

2016 Associate Member Company of the Year

RentPath

2016 Volunteer of the Year

Jessica Coursey, Flaherty & Collins Properties

2016 Convention MVP

Misty Mack, Flaherty & Collins Properties

I am proud to be an activate member of IAA. The courteous & professional service IAA provides along with the educational seminars and networking with my peers, helps me succeed as a property manager.
Lisa Turner, Property Manager, Autumn Ridge Apartments
I have been in the apartment industry since 2008 and loved it the moment I started. The IAA is as strong as its members, so it is always great to recruit and meet new members. I am a firm believer in networking; getting to know, like, and trust others. On top of the networking opportunities, the IAA offers exceptional and important classes.
Alissa Morlan, Regional Manager, Chair, IAA: Lafayette, HI Management
As a team, we felt like we were a little slow in terms of how long it took us to join IAA, but looking back are so glad we did. It was one of the best decisions we made not just because it put us in front of our target audience on a monthly basis, but because we have been able give back and be active members of the industry. Sitting on committees, attending events / meetings, and diving in to serve and make an impact where we can has been so rewarding for all of us.
Matt Weirich, Co-Founder, CEO, Realync