Dedicated volunteers are essential to the ongoing success of RHAWA
Volunteers are the lifeblood of any association and RHAWA is no exception. Dedicated volunteers are essential to the ongoing success of RHAWA’s programs and publications. These opportunities allow you to strengthen your skills and build your network. And, of course, as a volunteer, you can give back to the industry that supports you. When we contribute as individuals, the whole benefits.
To volunteer, contact the Membership Specialist at (206) 905-0605 to talk about your interests and talents, and we can connect you with meaningful ways to get involved.
Become a Grassroots Advocate
As a grassroots membership-based organization, RHAWA is made stronger by the involvement of its members. RHAWA's government affairs team is always looking for members to:
- Respond to Call to Actions: show your support by attending mobilizations and emailing elected officials.
- Attend our monthly LINK Local events
- Share your story
- Make a donation
Become a Contributing Author
It’s been said you can’t claim to be an author until you’re published. If that’s the case, we’ve got a couple ways for you to become an official author right here!
RHAWA is more than happy to review any and all blog posts pertaining to the rental housing industry. RHAWA cannot guarantee all submitted articles will be posted. Articles must be educational and cannot compete with products and services offered by RHAWA. RHAWA reserves the right to edit or refuse articles. RHAWA may give permission for articles to be reprinted with the stipulation that credit be given to the original author and the publication. Submit your blog post for consideration to Melissa Canfield.
RHAWA’s Current Newspaper is the leading rental housing industry news journal in Washington State. Current reviews industry related legislative activity, vacancy trends, property management and maintenance information, as well as business and personal finance. The majority of RHAWA's membership is made up of independent rental owners and reside in the Puget Sound region.
RHAWA is more than happy to review any and all articles pertaining to the rental housing industry. RHAWA cannot guarantee all submitted articles will be published. Articles must be educational and cannot compete with products and services offered by RHAWA. RHAWA reserves the right to edit or refuse articles. RHAWA may give permission for articles to be reprinted with the stipulation that credit be given to the original author and the publication.
- Educational article
- Around 500 words in a Word document
- Optional graphics or photos
- Author byline + head-shot
- Final paragraph about company including contact info.
Submit your article for consideration to Melissa Canfield. Articles are selected the first week of each month and will most likely appear in the following month's edition.
If you are interested in advertising opportunities, please refer to CURRENT's ad agreement for ad specs, rates, and deadlines.
Become an Education Volunteer
RHAWA is looking for volunteer educators for our ongoing seminars and other educational resources - become part of a fast moving, vibrant community that is experiencing dramatic growth.
We provide you with adult learning training, all the class material and work with your schedule. You provide an enthusiastic and engaging personality, experience with group facilitation, great communication skills, and act as a representative of the Rental Housing Association of Washington. Review our Instructor Handbook for policies and benefit information.
Relying upon your knowledge and experience in the industry, you help us build and maintain curriculum and other educational resources. We publish and produce all materials, citing, and recognizing all contributors.
LINK groups are not currently meeting under COVID-19 orders.
You take a leadership role at a monthly member networking meeting at a restaurant in your area. We mail you discussion guides on various rental operations topics and invite members to the meetings. Based on the topic, you lead discussion yourself, or invite an appropriate professional from your area to help.
Contact Chartrice Young to learn more.
Join a Committee
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 landlords throughout Washington.
Chair: Sharon Cunnington
Staff: Geoff Schertz
Purpose: To act in place and stead for the Board on matters specifically regarding the fiduciary responsibility of RHAWA and Washington nonprofit corporation law.
Chair: Chris Benis
Staff: Denise Myers
Frequency: 3x per year
Purpose: To discuss and recommend improvements to educational resources and programs.
Chair: Chris Benis
Staff: Alex Robertson
Frequency: When needed
Purpose: To review and recommend to the Board of Directors legal positions in which RHAWA may choose to become involved.
Co-Chairs: Larry Crites, Christopher Cutting
Staff: Alex Robertson
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.
Chair: Sean Flynn
Staff: Jaci Willoughby
Frequency: Meets Monthly
Purpose: To develop and grow Manufactured Housing Membership in RHAWA.
Chair: William Shadbolt
Staff: Alex Robertson
Frequency: When Needed
Purpose: To raise funds for activities of the Political Action Committee (PAC). To determine which candidates for state, county, and local offices support the rental housing industry, and should be financially supported by RHAWA through recommendations made by the PAC.
Join the Board of Directors
The primary mission of the Board of Directors is to set policy and provide strategic direction for Rental Housing Association of Washington.
RHAWA’s Board Members are actively engaged in the activities of the Association at the board, committee, and membership levels. The officers are elected from the current Directors at the last Board meeting of the year for the following year.
The Board values and promotes consensus, cooperation and participation. They make it a point to honor different viewpoints. Each director is accountable to the membership and not to any particular segment or interest group of the membership.
GET INVOLVED. Contact a Membership Specialist today.