Committees

Take an active role in determining how the association allocates its resources. RHAWA is at its best when the Board of Directors, staff, and members all have input and can collaborate to further the interests of independent housing providers throughout Washington.

To volunteer, contact Melissa Canfield at (206) 905-0615 or to talk about your interests and talents, and we can connect you with meaningful ways to get involved. 

RHAWA Committees


Budget & Finance Committee

Purpose

Oversees preliminary financial planning and provides guidance to the Board of Directors in support of approval of the annual budget, safeguarding organizational assets, recommends organizational financial policies, anticipates financial matters for the Board’s consideration, provides the Board of Directors regular, timely and accurate financial statements, assists in financial record retention. 

Interested in Attending?

If you would like to see if this committee is a good fit for you, email the RHAWA team member below and they will invite you to the next meeting.

2024 Meeting Dates 
  • Tuesday, February 20 at 10am
  • Tuesday, April 16 at 10am
  • Tuesday, June 18 at 10am
  • Tuesday, August 20 at 10am
  • Tuesday, October 15 at 10am
  • Tuesday, December 17 at 10am

Neil Wilson

Board of Director Treasurer & Committee Chair

Luke Brown

Committee Staff Liaison

(206) 905-0610


Education, Forms, & Resources Committee

Purpose

RHAWA members value current and easy to use forms. In addition to approving new and amended forms, the committee develops educational offerings for “best practices” for managing members’ rental properties. 

Interested in Attending?

If you would like to see if this committee is a good fit for you, email the RHAWA team member below and they will invite you to the next meeting.

2024 Meeting Dates 
  • Call of the Chair

Chris Benis

Legal Counsel & Committee Chair

Denise Myers

Committee Staff Liaison

(206) 905-0614


Legal Defense Fund (LDF) Committee

Purpose

To review and recommend to the Board of Directors legal positions in which RHAWA may choose to become involved.

Interested in Attending?

If you would like to see if this committee is a good fit for you, email the RHAWA team member below and they will invite you to the next meeting.

2024 Meeting Dates 
  • Call of the Chair

Chris Benis

Legal Counsel & Committee Chair

Tim Hatley

Committee Staff Liaison

(206) 905-0601


Legislative Issues Committee

Purpose

To ensure RHAWA actively promotes the interests of the rental housing industry to state, county and local legislative bodies. Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding legislative policy.

Interested in Attending?

If you would like to see if this committee is a good fit for you, email the RHAWA team member below and they will invite you to the next meeting.

2024 Meeting Dates 
  • Tuesday, January 9 at 10am
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 10am
  • Tuesday, March 12 at 10am
  • Tuesday, April 9 at 10am
  • Tuesday, May 14 at 10am
  • Tuesday, June 11 at 10am
  • Tuesday, July 9 at 10am
  • Tuesday, August 13 at 10am
  • Tuesday, September 10 at 10am
  • Tuesday, October 8 at 10am
  • Tuesday, November 12 at 10am
  • Tuesday, December 10 at 10am

Christopher Cutting

Board of Director Vice President & Co-Committee Chair

Larry Crites

Board Secretary & Co-Committee Chair

Tim Hatley

Committee Staff Liaison

(206) 905-0601


Membership Committee

Purpose

The purpose of the Membership Committee shall be to encourage all persons interested in RHAWA to join and become active members of the association as well as recommend policies and strategies for enhancing membership in RHAWA. The membership committee helps to ensure a growing and vital membership organization.

Interested in Attending?

If you would like to see if this committee is a good fit for you, email the RHAWA team member below and they will invite you to the next meeting.

2024 Meeting Dates 
  • Tuesday, February 27 at 10am
  • Tuesday, April 23 at 10am
  • Tuesday, June 25 at 10am
  • Tuesday, August 27 at 10am
  • Tuesday, October 22 at 10am
  • No Meeting in December

Sharon Cunnington

At-Large Board of Director & Committee Chair

Ivan Kallevig

Committee Staff Liaison

(206) 905-0600


Political Action Committee (PAC)

Purpose

Our Political Action Committee exists to help elect responsible candidates who will work collaboratively with RHAWA and the rental industry when issues arise. Without pro-rental housing candidates in office, your rights as a housing provider will be threatened with endless regulation.

PAC Member Requirements
  • Current RHAWA member
  • Made a contribution to RHAWA’s PAC within the past calendar of at least $250.
    PAC contributions support the political campaigns of RHAWA-endorsed candidates. The RHAWA PAC is non-partisan and supports both sides of the aisle. Membership dues do not fund the PAC - all contributions are voluntary. 
  • Is a US citizen and a registered US voter.
  • He or she shall not endorse any candidate, other than an officially endorsed candidate of RHAWA, in any race in which RHAWA has made an endorsement unless he or she makes it clear that each endorsement is in his or her capacity as a private individual and not as an RHAWA member.
  • Interviewers shall disclose involvement in a campaign to the interview team prior to the candidate interview. “Active involvement” shall include personal campaign contributions or personal campaign assistance.
Interested in Attending?

If you would like to see if this committee is a good fit for you, email the RHAWA team member below and they will invite you to the next meeting.

2024 Meeting Dates 
  • Tuesday, February 6 at 10am
  • Tuesday, April 2 at 10am
  • Tuesday, June 4 at 10am
  • Tuesday, August 6 at 10am
  • Tuesday, October 1 at 10am
  • Tuesday, December 3 at 10am

William Shadbolt

Past President of the Board of Directors & Committee Chair

Corey Hjalseth, Jr. 

Committee Staff Liaison

(206) 905-0603


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