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TAA professional award nominations now open

Synopsis

Nominate a colleague or submit your own application for a Texas Apartment Association professional award. Awards will be presented during the 2020 TAA Education Conference & Lone Star Expo April 22-24 in Fort Worth.


Key takeaways

  • Nominations are being accepted online now for TAA’s Professional Awards, including a new Supplier Partner Company of the Year Award and the Olin Steele Lifetime Achievement Award for supplier partners.
  • Awards recognize outstanding rental housing professionals who exemplify high standards. Members may submit their own application or nominate a colleague.
  • All award submissions are made online, directly to TAA.
  • Awards will be presented April 24 during the final event of the 2020 Texas Apartment Association Education Conference & Lone Star Expo in Fort Worth.

Next April, the Texas Apartment Association will recognize outstanding rental housing professionals at the 2020 TAA Education Conference & Lone Star Expo April 22-24 in Fort Worth. TAA’s professional awards will be presented April 24 during the final Conference event. Reliant is the Professional Awards Recognition program sponsor.

New for 2020, TAA will present an award recognizing the outstanding Supplier Partner Company of the Year. This will be in addition to recognizing an individual supplier partner as the Olin Steele Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Also new this year, the Association Executive of the Year Award will be named in honor of TAA’s retired, long-time executive, George Allen. The AE of the Year Award has been given since 1993 to recognize the outstanding chief staff executive of a local apartment association.

Nominations for these prestigious awards are now open, and may be submitted online only. Members may submit their own application directly for an award, or nominate a colleague.

TAA will notify members who are nominated by a peer and provide information on how to complete the required award application for further consideration. Members can also submit their own completed award application to be considered, without initially being nominated by a colleague.

All award applications are completed and submitted online, directly to TAA.

Awards will be presented during the Installation & Awards Gala April 24 during the Conference in Fort Worth.

TAA’s awards recognize the outstanding:

  • Apartment Manager of the Year
  • Regional Property Manager of the Year
  • Maintenance Professional of the Year
  • Leasing Professional of the Year
  • Independent Owner of the Year, and
  • Association Executive of the Year.

To be considered for the George Allen Association Executive of the Year, AEs must first be nominated by their local volunteer leadership. A letter of nomination from local leaders is due to TAA by Dec. 13.

In addition, TAA also will recognize an outstanding supplier/partner member with the Olin Steele Lifetime Achievement Award. Supplier/partner members who meet the criteria for the award may nominate themselves, or colleagues may submit nominations of qualified members. Finalists for the award are selected by past winners.

Any member may nominate a supplier partner company to be considered for the new Supplier Partner Company of the Year Award, or companies may nominate themselves. The nomination links above apply to this award as well.

Criteria for each award varies, but is based on the nominee’s accomplishments on the job, while acknowledging other factors like commitment to professional development, professional designations, if any, earned, volunteer involvement in the community and the association, and more.

Deadlines for nominations

December 13: Deadline for the local president/president-elect to submit a letter of nomination for the Association Executive of the Year Award (Note: Only the local presidents or president-elects may submit this letter.)

January 15 (midnight): Deadline for submitting completed award applications

For questions about the AE of the Year, the Supplier Partner Company of the Year or the Olin Steele awards, contact Lynn Fisher, CMP. For questions about property management awards, contact Donna Harbers, CMP. You may also call 512/479-6252 and ask to speak to Lynn or Donna.

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