Strength in Unity

Posted By: Jim Wiard COVID-19 Resource Center , WMFHA Updates ,

Dear WMFHA members,

I hope that you, your family, friends, and colleagues are staying positive during these unprecedented times. I want to update you on what we as an association are doing to support you.  

We rescheduled our March and April events and classes to later in the year. All registrations will automatically be transferred to the corresponding new date once they are determined.
 
EdCon, previously scheduled for April 15, is now planned for July 23 at the Meydenbauer Center.

Brett Waller, our outstanding Director of Government Affairs, has been fervently posting relevant COVID-19 information on our blog and will continue to keep you up to date as we navigate changes. You can go to our website and view these and other articles under Resources/News at any time.
 
As you likely know, Governor Inslee issued an Emergency Order directing all non-essential businesses to close by Wednesday, March 25 at 5:30 pm. A business designated as an Essential Critical Infrastructure Business is permitted to remain open subject to Department of Health guidelines. “Workers that ensure the continuity of building functions” are permitted to work normally. 
 
Our office is closed but our team is working remotely and here to support you. Don’t hesitate to reach out, even if it’s just to say hi. Our main phone line will be forwarded to one of our team members to assist you with any matters.

WMFHA can still be your multifamily networking tool! Feel free to explore our Member Directory to make new connections and strengthen current relationships. It’s important now more than ever to promote a Members Using Members culture. We are all in this together and we will get out of it together. 
 
Evolving with the times, we are proud to introduce a new program, “6 Feet Apart.” Essentially, we are taking the “Topics” from Tapas & Topics and offering them as quick webinars that will also be made available on social media and our website. We will be leaning on local multifamily expert members to share their expertise and best practices. Together, we will learn and grow.

In these trying times, let us thank the first responders, nurses, doctors, and healthcare providers who are on the front lines. They are modern-day heroes, putting themselves at risk to protect our public health and treat the ill. Remember, practice kindness and thank those around you for their patience and understanding. It is only together that we can solve problems and move forward.

With each new day during this crisis, take some time to appreciate small acts of kindness, the resilience of humankind, and the endurance of our people. It will be a tough road ahead, but we will overcome all obstacles as a community, together.
 
Take care of yourself and one another!
 
#WeareWMFHA

Sincerely,

Jim Wiard
Executive Director