IAA: Lafayette, Kokomo

IAA: Lafayette/Kokomo

IAA: Lafayette/Kokomo is the Local Advisory Council of the Indiana Apartment Association that serves the greater Lafayette and Kokomo, Indiana area.

The purpose of IAA: Lafayette/Kokomo 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]

Website: https://iaaonline.net/lafayette/

Local Advisory 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:

Carla Barnhart, Stanley Steemer

Ned Swanson, Haleys Lock, Safe & Key

Alicia Kaid, RentPath

Craig Irvine, Global Village Apartments

Michelle Strohl, Hays & Sons Restoration

Ashley Rhoda, Candor Reality, LLC

Alissa Morlan, SouthRidge Commons

Karen Beard, Deerfield Commons

Adriane Henderson, Management Advantage

IAA’s resources extend throughout the Lafayette and Kokomo 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 Lafayette

Multi-Generational Selling for a Student Market

Attend this course to learn the psychology behind the needs and desires of different generations looking for housing, particularly Generation Z. With this next wave of renters, how do you market effectively and who is actually the buyer? This course will teach you how to adapt techniques to accommodate and reach both parent and student.

Register for this class to learn about:

  • Who the next generation of renters are going to be in the student market
  • An understanding of how each generation involved in the leasing decision thinks, feels, and is influenced
  • Changing, replacing, or creating new marketing techniques in order to cater to the new renter and close the sale

About the Instructor: Katrina Greene, CAM started in the industry in 2001 as a temporary leasing associate, and is now a Senior Property Manager for Sheehan Property Management. Katrina currently oversees a portfolio of 3,500+ units which includes student housing, conventional, retail, and Section 8 communities. She is the 2018 YPM Committee Chairperson, and has been a guest speaker in courses at Ball State in the RPM program.

Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Location: Tippecanoe County Public Library – Downtown Branch (627 South St., Lafayette, IN 47901)

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

Active Shooter Training

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in Lafayette

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

Instructor: Indiana State Police

How to Build & Lead a Team to Success

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in Lafayette

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

Instructor: Sue Anthony, Vice President, Regency Windsor Management, Inc.

Plumbing Refresher

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in Lafayette

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

Instructor: Lee Supply

Upcoming Events & Education Near You


Meth Awareness Training


Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in Merrillville

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

Instructor: Phillip Ball, ECC Horizon

Closing the Sale

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in Merrillville, IN

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

Instructor: Melissa Glass, Property Manager, The Addison on Main

Fair Housing for Maintenance

Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in Merrillville, IN

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

Instructor: Gavin Greene, Regional Property Manager, Flaherty & Collins Properties

Disaster Preparedness: Taking the Initiative

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in Merrillville, IN

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

Instructor: Hays & Sons

Leadership in Management & Marketing

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in Merrillville, IN

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

Instructor: Mark Pennings, PERQ

South Bend

EPA/CFC Certification Testing

Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act requires persons who work with regulated refrigerants to become certified. Enroll in this course to comply with regulations essential for supporting your apartment community.

This course includes four sections for the first time test takers and second time test takers in your community:

Section 1 reviews environmental issues surrounding the impact of Class I and II refrigerants

Section 2 covers the test and instruction for systems with less than 5 pounds of refrigerant (Type I certification)

Section 3 includes the test and instruction for high pressure refrigerant such as HCFC 22 including split-system air conditioners (Type II certification)

Section 4 contains the test and instruction for systems that use a low pressure refrigerant such as CFC11 (Type III certification)

Re-Testing Requirement: You are required to bring proof of your previous scores to the re-test. You may re-test three times before instruction is required.

Registration Details: Shortly after registering for the exam we will mail you an exam booklet. Please review this booklet in advance of the course.

About the Instructor: David Creek, Director of Maintenance with Birge & Held Asset Management, LLC has more than 33 years in the apartment industry. He brings exceptional experience and insights into this course to engage and motivate participants inside and outside the classroom.

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Location: Mishawaka Public Library (209 Lincolnway E., Mishawaka, IN 46544)

Cost: Full test – $135/member, $250/non-member; Re-test – $79/member, $150/non-member



Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Main Street Village Apartments (5501 Town Center Dr., Granger, IN 46530)

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

Instructor: Patti Buss, CORT

Plumbing 101


Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Runaway Bay (302 Runaway Bay Circle, Mishawaka, IN 46545)

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

Instructor: Lee Supply

Multifamily Marketing


Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Retreat Apartment Homes (2801 Toledo Road, Elkhart, IN 46516)

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

Instructor: Realync

Winterizing Your Property


Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: TBD in South Bend, IN

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

Instructor: Pete Reynolds, Maintenance Supervisor, Prairie Point

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Lafayette Local Government Contacts


Tony Roswarski: (765) 807-1002

City Council

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

View the City Council homepage.


1st District – Jerry Reynolds: (765) 474-4366

2nd District – Ronald Campbell: (765) 474-1862

3d District – Perry Brown: (765) 418-7907

4th District – Lauren Ahlersmeyer: (765) 474-5061

5th District – Melissa Williamson: (765) 448-1785

6th District – Bob Downing: (765) 447-6059

At-Large – Lon Heide: (765) 474-1776

At-Large – Kevin Klinker

At-Large – Nancy Nargi: (765) 742-4147

City Clerk

Cindy Murray: (765) 807-1021

*City offices are located in City Hall (20 N 6th Street 47901)

View City of Lafayette website.

View the Tippecanoe County Website.

Kokomo Local Government Contacts


Greg Goodnight: (765) 807-1002

Common Council

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

View the City Council homepage.


1st District – Mike Wyant: (765) 459-4342

2nd District – Bob Cameron: (765) 457-0519

3d District – Janie Young: (765) 452-5218

4th District – Donnie Haworth: (765) 236-1471

5th District – Cynthia Sanders: (765) 434-3128

6th District – Thomas Miklik: (765) 457-2800

At-Large – Steve Whikehart

At-Large – Mike Kennedy: (765) 452-6434

At-Large – Robert Hayes: (765) 450-8741

Council Attorney –  Corbin King: (765) 459-9777

City Clerk

Brenda Ott: (765) 456-7370

*City offices are located at City Hall (100 S. Union Street 46901)

Rental Registration

Municipal Code requires rental units to register with the Rental Housing Officer. Properties are not required to update or renew registration unless there is a change in ownership. Rental Registration Form (as of 9-2017)

View the City of Kokomo Website.

View the Howard County Website.

Local Government Proposals/Ordinances Currently Under Consideration

  • Lafayette Council opens door to traffic enforcement on multifamily properties: Ordinance 2017-26

Find out more information about this ordinance here.

Local Associate Members in the Lafayette, Kokomo Area


Care Cleaning



For Rent Media Solutions

Hays & Sons Restoration

Henry Poor Lumber

Herr & Phillips LLC

Journal & Courier

Stanley Steemer

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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