Greetings and Happy New Year! I cannot believe I am writing my first article as your 2022 NARPM® President. I am both humbled and honored and I know I have some very big shoes to fill. A lot has changed over the last two years, and it is wonderful that we are able to be in person again. In 2020, life came to a screeching halt. One week,
I was at an event promoting NARPM® and, the next week, the world shut down. I have never done more Zoom meetings in my entire life, but that is what held us all together!
Fast forward to 2021, and we were all trying to figure out what our “new normal” was. We found ourselves running around, taking our masks off, putting them on, keeping up with the ever-changing legislation, and saying things like, “You’re on mute.” As we are come into 2022, the best thing we can do to recover and move forward from all of the craziness of the last two years is to Pivot Into The Future.
We have worked very hard over the last few months making the best strategic plan possible for 2022-2024. We asked and you answered as we surveyed our entire membership for your feedback on the future of NARPM®. But we can’t do this alone, together is better.
Going back to Brian Birdy’s, MPM® RMP®, 2018 theme – I am going to tell you all to get involved! Not only will this journey bring you lifelong friends, but it will also make you grow personally and professionally. My NARPM® journey began when I joined in 2012 and I was urged to get involved right away. From volunteering at the local and State level to national committees and on up to RVP, I would not change a thing. I urge you to step out of your comfort zone. I guarantee you won’t regret it.
I want to take this chance to thank our committee chairs. These great people are getting things done and they can use your help. If you have not volunteered on a committee, there are so many options, from Member Services to Legislation, Communications, Professional Development, and Technology. Find your passion in the one that is right for you.
I would also like to thank our RVPs and RVP Ambassadors. These are the great people who support our local and State chapters. They are the glue between NARPM® National and local chapters and have the knowledge and experience to assist chapters with all of their challenges and their successes.
Finally, you all know the amazing Gail Phillips, CAE, NARPM® Chief Executive Officer, and I hope you also know the great team that she brings to us as well. They take all of our great ideas and make them happen. With their support, we are able to achieve all of the things that make NARPM® great.
I am also honored to announce the 2022 charity. We will be supporting the Make a Wish Foundation. This organization makes thousands of wishes come true every year. Every $10,000 donated by NARPM® members will be adding to those thousands of wishes. As we collect and hit the goal for each child, we will make the donation and as Make a Wish grants wishes with our donations, they will send us the sweet stories of the child’s life that we touched. Our goal as a group will be to grant five wishes, which is a total of $50,000. This is completely doable. With a membership of 6,000 that would only be $8.33 per person. Completely doable!
I mentioned earlier that we are back in person. We have so many wonderful events planned for 2022 so be sure to mark your calendar! Our Broker/Owner Conference & Expo will be March 28-30 in the great city of San Antonio. You can register now at https://www.narpmbrokerowner.org. Following that, will be the 2022 NARPM® Legislative Conference, which will be in Washington DC from June 13-15. Finally, we will have our 34th Annual Convention & Trade Show at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas October 17-20. I look forward to seeing all of you at these great events.
Please help me ring in 2022 as we are going to PIVOT! That’s right, we are going to Pivot Into The Future and I look forward to taking this journey with all of you.
Liz Cleyman, MPM® RMP®
2022 NARPM® President
President Liz Cleyman, MPM® RMP®, is an Executive Property Manager at Grace Property Management in Denver, Colorado, as well as the Broker/Owner of Blue Sail Property Management in Jacksonville, Florida. Her focus is on single-family homes and she has worked with hundreds of investors over her 12 years of experience. Liz joined NARPM® in 2012, received her RMP® in 2015 and her MPM® in 2018. Liz has served at the local, state and national levels for NARPM®, including the 2016-2018 National Member Services Committee, the 2017 National Finance Committee, the 2015-2016 NARPM® Florida State Chapter Board, and the 2015-2016 NARPM® Tampa Bay Chapter President. She was the Southwest RVP from 2018-2020, and President-Elect in 2021. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, playing golf, and exploring the Rocky Mountains.