MHCA President's Message
A message from MHCA President Mark RoadyPresident's Message:
As we reflect on this year, I know that we have all faced many challenges, but I am hopeful that we have some positive takeaways. As an association, we have certainly moved forward and have accomplished projects that will alter the way we conduct business in a positive way.
A notable project that was completed this year was the launch of the new website! The new website will be invaluable for our members to be able to access training schedules and updates regarding mobile home park news. Over the past few months, the blog has been updated with numerous informative articles that will serve as an additional resource for park owners and managers. Another positive aspect of the website is the paid sponsorships by vendors that serve our industry. Vendors can pay for space on our site, which will help fund our association, and it will also highlight these vendors for our members. We are currently in Phase 1 of the sponsorship program, and Phase 2 will be happening in December 2020. Phase 3 will be rolled out next year, which will include Online Training opportunities for members. Sponsors can advertise on these training courses for maximum exposure. In a post COVID world, it will be important to transition to using more technology, not less.
Additionally, APS has applied to increase electric rates. The MHCA has intervened to ensure that park owners and residents have clarity for electric rates. APS is proposing several “basic service single-family residential rates” based upon usage and time of day. Historically, parks calculate electric rates based on the “basic service single-family residential rate” per the Arizona Landlord Tenant Acts. The MHCA has intervened in the case to request one rate be established as the basic service single-family residential rate to meet the statutory requirements set forth by the Landlord-Tenant Acts for Mobile Homes and Recreational Vehicles. We will keep the board and MHCA members informed.
MAR Management, Inc.