PTAA Members Visit the NC General Assembly

On May 22, 2019 a record number of representatives from the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association visited the North Carolina General Assembly and visited with over 30 state legislators as part of the Apartment Association of North Carolina’s 2019 Lobby Day. Here’s a link to AANC’s Legislative Packet which will provide you with an overview of the issues we discussed with legislators, and below you’ll find just a few of the many pictures we took with our state Representatives and Senators.

PTAA Members Ready to Meet with Legislators
Rep. Jerry Carter, District 65
Rep. Ashton Wheeler Clemmons, District 57
Rep. Jon Hardister, District 59
Rep. Ray Russell, District 93
Sen. Michael Garrett, District 27
Sen. Paul Lowe, Jr. District 32

Applications for Larry Cranford Memorial Scholarship Now Being Accepted

The Apartment Association of North Carolina is now accepting applications for the Larry Cranford Scholarship, which can be used to pay for any one of NAA’s designations. Those include National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP), Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS), Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT) and Certified Apartment Supplier (CAS).

Deadline for submissions is May 8, 2015 and you can apply by filling out and returning the application which you can find at this link: 2015 Larry Cranford Memorial Scholarship.

Here’s a little background about the scholarship:

The mission of the Scholarship is to foster the professional apartment industry education and career development potential of selected up-and-coming multi-family rental housing industry leaders in North Carolina.

It is named after long-time North Carolina apartment leader Larry Cranford. Larry was loved by many for his folksy ways, his absolute commitment to industry education, and his people skills. Larry taught apartment management and maintenance throughout North Carolina for some 25 years. Larry was the AANC President from 1996-1998.

Jody Longwill Named President of AANC Beginning September 1, 2014

PTAA is very proud to share this exciting news from AANC about our very own Jody Longwill:

A 28-Year Industry Veteran Longwill Foresees Continued Appeal for Apartment Living

GREENSBORO, N.C., June 12, 2014 –Jody Longwill, who serves as the Burkley Communities Director of Apartment Management and Staff Development, has been elected President of the Apartment Association of North Carolina (AANC).  A 28-year veteran of the multi-family rental housing industry, Longwill has worked with Burkely Communities for 17 years, and served on the AANC board for 12 years, including the last two years as an officer of the board.  In addition, she is a past president of the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association, and has achieved the Certified Apartment Portfolio designation from the National Apartment Association.

“We are thrilled with Jody’s new executive role with AANC,” said Sterling Kelly, CEO and Co-Founder of Burkely Communities.  “Her industry expertise, strategic vision, and keen understanding of what diverse populations –from college students to older populations – desire from apartment community living makes her ideally suited to lead our state’s eminent trade association.”

“Under Jody’s leadership, the AANC is poised for growth, and will continue to provide an inclusive, cohesive voice for our industry,” commented Ken Szymanski, AANC Executive Director.

“For affordability, flexibility and other lifestyle reasons, apartment style living continues to evolve and thrive in North Carolina,” concluded Longwill, “It’s an especially exciting time to take on such an important leadership role with the AANC.”