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History of AAMD

https://asoft6139.accrisoft.com/aamdhq/clientuploads/web_graphics/historic_pics.pngIn 1968 the Colorado Apartment Association Denver Chapter was formed by a small group of local apartment owners who felt it necessary to protect their interests as small business operators. The first leader of the association was Robert A. Whittlesey. A few years later, the organization renamed itself as the Apartment Association of Metro Denver (AAMD), and established itself as a 501 c 6 trade association. 

 

Focusing on the principles of free enterprise and providing quality housing for those that choose to rent, the association has through the years held off many legislative issues that would have had negative impacts to our industry. Over the decades the association has continued to develop and enhance the level of professionalism of operating rental housing. Beyond the fundamental role of apartment living advocacy, the association has evolved into a powerful training entity through incredible volunteerism from industry experts. Long time members have continued to brand the organization as AAMD. 

 

It didn't take long for the Association to expand its membership to supplier companies. Through enormous opportunities and functions, supplier members have gained access and promotional platforms through AAMD. Providing great financial and volunteer support, the AAMD supplier members have evolved into a great asset of the organization. 

 

 

AAMD Presidents have included many industry icons and respected leaders:

 

1968-1970
Robert A. Whittlesey 

1970-1971
Irwin Horwitz 

1971-1972
Larry A. Mizel 

1972-1973
John M. Fahrenkrog

1973-1974
R.J. Fulscher

1974-1976
H.C. Van Schaack III

1976-1977
William J. Ash II

1977-1978
Paul S. Miller

1978-1980
Harry B Mossgrove

1980-1981
Ray Baker

1981-1982
Douglas R. Allen

1982-1984
Steven D. Ira

1984-1986
Tom Karaffa

1986-1987
Dennis Malone

1987-1988
David Phifer

1988-1989
Dale McCombs

1989-1990
Peter Kudla

1990-1991
Bruce East

1991
Jim Cauley

1991-1993
James Ross Murphy

1993-1994
N. Earl Warren

1994-1995
Sandy Drago

1995-1996
Mark Snyder

1996-1997
Barbara Mitchell

1997-1998
Mary Wessler

1998-1999
Tom Smith

1999-2000
Rhonda Hansch

2000-2001
Lauren Brockman

2001-2002
Rhonda Hansch

2002-2003
Melanie Murphy

2003-2004
Don Werner

2004-2005
Mike Fiorillo

2005-2006
Mark Windhager

2006-2007

Drake Powell

2007-2008
Sharon Ingram

2008-2009
Rex Gambrell

2009-2010
Jennifer Nessett

2010-2011
Cherie Shaw

2011-2012
Meredith Wright

2012-2013
Rocky Sundling

2013-2014
Don Werner

2014-2015
Mary Wessler

 

  

Mission

The mission of the AAMD is to enhance member and association prosperity and professional growth through legislative representation, educational advancement and networking opportunities.

 

We strive to...

 

  • Maintain a strong association which is responsive to the member's needs
  • Provide instant apartment industry information through appropriate delivery methods
  • Provide professional networking opportunities among many types of AAMD members.
  • Develop a positive relationship with communities and government and protect association members from intrusive legislation.
  • Provide for public understanding and support of our industry.

 

"The purpose or purposes for which this corporation is formed shall be to promote the multi-family rental housing industry in the Denver metropolitan area, to seek improvements in the techniques of ownership and management, to establish and maintain high professional standards and sound business practices, and to work and cooperate with other organizations and individuals for the improvements and advancement of the multi-family housing industry. The corporation is dedicated to equal opportunity housing and is committed to non-discrimination of housing based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, or national origin." (AAMD Bylaws)

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