Rocky AHMA Board Minutes

Rocky AHMA Board Minutes

Rocky AHMA Board Minutes

June 15, 2017

Westminster, CO


Members present:

Annette PetersonPeggy Chavez

Kristy Goodman

Ken Humphrey

Angela Fletcher

Phil Carroll

Jerri Gray


Kim O’Shea, Director

Melanie Labonte, Associate Director


The meeting was called to order by Incoming President, Angela Fletcher.

Minutes March 2017 Approved-Annette Peterson; Seconded-Peggy Chavez

Finance Report

Kim O’Shea-Announced Peggy Chavez as newly appointed Treasurer. YTD Financial review: Member & vendor membership review/retention with new & paid memberships, noting decrease-possibly due to consolidation, etc.; Education classes well attended; Partnership in webinars proving beneficial; Support from HUD & other AHMA’s looking positive. Expense review-added line 622 AHMA Revenue Share line to keep track of shared webinar expenses; Overall YTD is fair.


Melanie Labonte shared list of non-renewals/members unpaid-no response. Discussion related to board members reaching out to get response from those who have not yet responded and/or update management contact information for continued membership.

Education and Training

Melanie Labonte to report/discuss. Reviewed attendance report by class. Fall training class discussion. Online training conversion to HTML5 Kim O’Shea discussed the web designer and the understanding that flash is phasing out; experimenting with converting from flash to HTML5. Our desire to keep current and benefit to the use on Apple products. Projection of year 2018 conversion. Cost TBD.

Annual Conference

Jerri Gray-Chair. Location: Renaissance Hotel-Denver. 35th year Anniversary conference. Committee update-Sports/team theme discussion. Logo is finalized. Encourage networking-no formal banquet. Class topic discussion. Additional planning to continue. 2018 Annual conference location-Discussion for Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake.

HUD Staff

Present were Eileen, Adela, Terre, Eric. Notable: Get well cards may be sent to HUD Attn. Linda. Linda is not expected to return to HUD for an unspecified length of time. Adela is currently taking assigned tasks on her behalf. Notables: Reduction in HUD staff is expected. Branch Chiefs are in rotation. Questions may be directed to Account Executives. Still encouraging homelessness preferences. Craig Nelson is the lead for any questions. HUD MOR’s are expected & some owners may only have 2 week notice prior. 12/1/17 all vouchers must have DUNS number. Sample format for 8bb letter of interest provided. Feedback requested for Den.incoming email use. Energy star working towards national goal for 10% of properties. Still encouraging owners to enter data for best practices. Family Self Sufficiency in Section 8 Project Based development handout provided. RHIIP listserve has Chap 4, 6, 8 of 4350.1 out for comment.

Board terms. Kim O’Shea discussed open positions. Nomination for Sue Wherry as a South Dakota State Representative. Phil Carroll made a motion to accept; seconded by Peggy Chavez. Nomination for Brooke Akins as Colorado State Representative. Phil Carroll made a motion; seconded by Angela Fletcher. Nomination for Laura Vandongen as Montana State Representative. Annette Peterson made a motion, seconded by Angela Fletcher. Board training to occur September meeting.

Strategic Discussion

Kim O’Shea discussed salary survey, planning and strategy. Notable: Demand for submittal of data retention to review industry salaries, broken down by units, state, benefits. Interest in collecting this survey information for disbursement. Request will be made of Management Staff to direct surveys to payroll for data collection.

Old/New Business

Next Meeting Dates

September 19, 2017 Renaissance Hotel Denver, CO. 1pm

Motion to adjourn the meeting-seconded.

Respectfully submitted

Kristy Goodman,