Chapter: Apartment Association of Fort Wayne


Apartment Association of Fort Wayne

The Apartment Association of Fort Wayne is the Chapter of the Indiana Apartment Association that serves the greater Fort Wayne area.

The purpose of AAFW 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 AAFW

Incorporated and chartered in October 1978, the Apartment Association of Fort Wayne-NE Indiana (AAFW-NEI) is a non-profit trade organization covering the ten county area of northeastern Indiana. Its purpose is to represent owners, managers, maintenance personnel, leasing consultants and those who supply goods and services to the home rental industry. The AAFW-NEI is also affiliated with the Indiana Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association. Currently, its membership represents over 22,000 rental units.

The Mission of the AAFW-NEI is to provide education and resources to our community, legislatively advocate on behalf of the rental housing industry and promote an educated and skilled workforce.

Contact Us

Peggy Meyer, Executive Director

Address: 5530A Saint Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Phone: (260) 482-2916

Fax: (260) 482-5187


Counties: LaGrange, Steuben, Kosciusko, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Allen, Huntington, Wells, Adams


AAFW Leadership Includes:


President — Michele West, CAM, Montrose Square

Vice President — Nikki Gillenwater, New Generation Management

Secretary — David Lamb, RealAmerica Management, LLC

Treasurer — Angela Rose, Perry Law Office P.C.

Past President — Dave Becker, CMM, CAMT+E, Canterbury Green


Debra Crews, NALP, Willow Creek Crossing

Nick Kreischer, Canterbury Green

David Lamb, CAMT+E RealAmerica Management, LLC

Dan Moulton, WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems

Stephanie Oren, New Generation Management

Karen Potter, ProFed Credit Union

Marla Rumschlag, Gene B. Glick Company, Inc.


Peggy Meyer, Executive Director,

Hope Zellers, Membership Director,

AAFW’s resources extend throughout the Fort Wayne 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

  • Direct connections with local government resources to keep you informed of local issues
  • IAA monitors and advocates on your behalf to ensure legislation advances multifamily interests
  • Position yourself for promotional opportunities. Practice leadership skills through volutneerism
  • Exchange best practices and develop leadership and management skills when you attend local meetings and events
  • Attend free or discounted courses and seminars designed to increase industry knowledge, promote professionalism, and provide better services to apartment renters and owners

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
  • 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
  • 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 and Education in Fort Wayne

Educate your team members by attending one of the great education seminars ranging from property management to leasing skills to hands-on maintenance know-how planned throughout the year, national designation programs (NALP, CAM, CAMT) or CFC Certification classes. Monthly Breakfast Connection meetings, the second Tuesday of each month, also include mini-education topics and updates on local ordinances.

Click here to view upcoming AAFW opportunities!

Costs may vary.

Fort Wayne Local Government Contacts


Tom Henry

For General Information: 260-427-8311
Outside of Allen County call: 260-427-8311

Find out more information on city government at

City Council

Regular meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. View the City Council website.

City Clerk

Lana R. Keesling: (260) 427-1221

*City offices are located in City Hall:

Citizens Square
200 East Berry St., Suite 425
Fort Wayne, IN 46802


View the City of Bloomington Website.

View the Monroe County Website.

Local Associate Members of AAFW

Save time and receive the best quote possible by buying from IAA-vetted Associate Members. Search for vendors and service professionals servicing the Bloomington area and connect with a specific contact committed to ensuring you receive the best possible product or service. Thank you for supporting IAA associate member business!

Click here to view the AAFW Buyer Guide!

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Associate Membership in IAA opens doors!

If your business has a product or service needed by the multifamily housing industry, associate membership in the Indiana Apartment Association can be a valuable asset. IAA associate membership promises one thing: EXPOSURE. Your membership will open doors and help you achieve your business goals.

  • Gain direct contact with apartment owners and managers in your areas
  • Stay current on important industry developments in the multifamily industry
  • Boost sales of your products and services

Demonstrable benefits include:

  • Members Buy From Members campaign that encourages members on the site level as well is in the corporate office to contact associate members first when looking for a product or service.
  • Increased visibility through local networking and sponsorships of events in your area
  • Display your IAA pride through certificates, plaques, window cling, etc.
  • Access to member only information on the industry and association in our publications
  • Subscription to industry news and trends in INsites magazine and Multifamily Minute newsletter
  • And more! Contact IAA for full details
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