Made For Managers Day

community association managers conference trade show educational event 2023

Made For Managers Day (MFMD) is an educational event & trade show for industry professionals managing common interest communities – condos, HOA’s & cooperatives.

Education Event

= Up To Three (3) Credit Hours
Manager members may earn up to 3 clock hours of continuing education by attending MFMD Sessions.


Manager Members:
$85 (thru 5/15)
$105 (thru 5/31)
$135 (after 5/31)

Manager Non-Members:
$109 (thru 5/15)
$129 (thru 5/31)
$159 (after 5/31)

Thank You To Our Program Sponsors!

Newman HOA CPA - Audit & Tax - Logo
CDK Construction Services - Logo

Event Theme

Exhibitors and attendees have the opportunity to show off their super-fan paraphernalia. Any team, league, school, country, sport.

Team spirit is the feeling of pride and loyalty that exists among the members of a team and that makes them want their team to do well or to be the best.

Made For Managers Day Schedule:

Lynnwood Convention Center | 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

*Event schedule, speakers, and offerings will be updated here as the event gets closer and planning is finalized.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

 Registration / Exhibit Hall / Breakfast
Thank You To Our Made For Managers Day Breakfast Sponsors:
Allana Buick & Bers, Inc.
Avid Landscape Management, LLC
Rain City Paving
Reserve Consultants LLC
SSI Construction
Tatley Grund
The Partners Group

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Choose 1)

Developing the Rookie – Managing New Communities

Best practices for transitioning properties from developer-controlled to homeowner. Working with developer communities: HOW-TO guide these developer boards in providing meetings for the community, separating developer tasks from HOA tasks. Keeping official association records: with many companies and the state now allowing for digital communication, how do managers define what is an association record and best practices for retaining it?


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Dean Martin, Esq.
Partner - Barker Martin, P.S.
Samantha Brown, Esq.
General Counsel Group - Barker Martin, P.S.

Keep the Fans Off the Court – Security and Best Practices

We all want to feel safe in our communities, especially at home. How do we maintain a reasonable level of comfort for our owners? Safety strategies utilizing security systems, best practices, and who to contact when things happen. Including owner and association rights with homeless encampments, cameras, and access codes for secure buildings.


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Amy S. Clements, ARM, CIRMS
Marketing Manager - Community Association Underwriters (CAU)
Damon Jackman
Product Developer - Ark Light
Greg Floyd, CIRMS
Senior Vice President - HUB International NW
Mike Gulla
Managing Principal Consultant - Gulla Consulting Service, LLC
Steve Weidenbach, CIRMS
Agency Owner - American Family Insurance

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

 Break / Exhibit Hall

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Choose 1)

Is it Time to Hang Up Your Cleats? You’ve Got an Old Building, Now What?

Properly constructed and maintained, buildings, and the critical systems that create interior spaces suitable for human habitation (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) can last for a very, very long time. However, each of the materials and components used to construct the building and its critical systems have an expected useful life. Targeted repair and replacement of these materials and components can extend the useful life of a building and its systems. Unfortunately, there comes a time during every building’s existence when repair and replacement of materials and components is not enough. Understanding this is especially important for Managers with portfolios that include “old” buildings. Being prepared for this eventuality, and preparing the owners of old buildings, is equally important. So, what can you do to be prepared? Join us on June 6 at Made for Managers Day to find out!


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Christian Colunga, RS
Senior Project Manager - Association Reserves WA, LLC
Dave Gramann
Principal - Amento Group
Nicole Lemons, CMCA
Owner, Director of Association Management & Special Project Administration - Emerald Management & Consulting AAMC

Become a Management All Star

Tips and tricks of being an efficient association manager including focused work, time blocking, avoiding burnout and developing a healthy work/life balance. Developing soft skills including emotional intelligence. How strong emotional intelligence is good for clients and managers. The updated CAI code of ethics and what that means in real life situations.


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Michelle Schlichting
Senior Association Manager - Condominium Management
Scott Roth, CMCA, AMS
Director of Community Management - VIS Group

Don’t Get Rained Out – Keeping Rainwater Clean, Flowing and Off Your Property

Have you ever sat watching the rain out your window, and started stressing out a little? “All that rain needs to go somewhere….what if it gets into my property?” “What if we flood?” “What if our stormwater structures can’t hold up?” “When was the last time I had my gutters cleaned? What will happen if it’s been too long?” “What if it keeps raining like this for days?” During our panel presentation, First Choice Property Services and CatchAll Environmental will address these questions and much more. We’ll discuss the importance of gutter, downspout and stormwater maintenance, best practices, how to get the most out of your maintenance practices, and what you should expect from your vendors. We’ll give you the tools that you need to help ensure that stormwater is being conveyed throughout your property and off of your property as it should be.


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David Levang
Sales Manager - First Choice Property Services, LLC
Erin Brewster
Sales & Marketing Director - CatchAll Environmental
Joey Moser
Inspections Coordinator & Project Estimating Manager - CatchAll Environmental

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Networking Lunch / Exhibit Hall
Thank You To Our Made For Managers Day Lunch Sponsors:
Agynbyte LLC
CatchAll Environmental
CDK Construction Services
Rafel Law Group
RW Anderson Services

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions (Choose 1)

Getting the Money to Franchise Your Quarterback – Managing Special Assessments

Special assessments are a critical tool in the toolbox of every association dealing with aging infrastructure. Large restoration projects require large sums of money, but reserve funds are rarely sufficient and boards do not want to deplete reserves prematurely. Special assessments can bridge the gap, but managing large capital projects is complex and requires careful planning. Managers must grapple with uncertainties around construction costs, loan and payment tracking and administration, early payoff discounts, owner defaults, contractor performance, and owner turnover.

This program will explore these “known unknowns” and offer real world strategies gained from long experience. We will address the critical steps in planning a special assessment, including scoping and pricing the project, satisfying lender requirements, preparing a complete budget, determining the loan amount, and developing owner payment options. We will cover the strict legal requirements for obtaining homeowner approval for a special assessment and loan, which if not met may result in a legal challenge. And we will discuss the steps involved in effectively implementing a special assessment once it has been approved. Whether you have managed through a special assessment before or not, this presentation will expand your knowledge, understanding, and skill in guiding associations through the minefield of special assessments.


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Jennifer Hansen, CMCA, AMS
Director of Association Management - Yates, Wood & MacDonald, Inc.
Kris Gjylameti
Vice President & Regional Account Executive - CIT – Community Association Banking
Tony Rafel, Esq., CCAL
Managing Partner - Rafel Law Group, PLLC

Attorney v. Manager: Fixing Broken Relationships, Bringing Better Value to Clients, and Deciding Who’s More Important

Attorneys make expensive managers and managers make expensive attorneys. In this fascinating look at the relationship between a client’s attorney and a client’s managing agent, in a format that seamlessly blends professional presentation with audience interaction, three experienced and knowledgeable presenters, Theresa Torgesen (attorney), Tim Hollingshead (managing agent), and Brian McLean (hybrid), through vigorous disagreement and debate, will arrive in the end at common ground, providing attendees clear, cogent, and practical advice about where the manager’s role ends and the attorney’s role begins.


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Brian P. McLean, CCAL
Founding Owner - Agynbyte LLC
Theresa Torgesen, Esq.
Attorney - Sage Community Law
Tim Hollingshead, CMCA, AMS
Community Association Manager - Morris Management, Inc., AAMC

3:00– 4:00 p.m.

Reception / Exhibit Hall
Thank You To Our Made For Managers Day Reception Sponsors:
Amento Group
Condominium Management, AAMC
Steadfast Construction, Inc

Made For Managers Day Exhibitors

Accurate Reserve Professionals
All Covered Painting & Property Services
Allana Buick & Bers, Inc.
Alliance Association Bank
Amento Group
American Family Insurance – Steve Weidenbach Agency
Armadillo Painting Co.
Association Reserves WA
Avid Landscape Management, LLC
Axela Technologies
Barker Martin
BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC
BrightView Landscape Services
CatchAll Environmental
CAU (Community Associations Underwriters)
CDK Construction Services
Charter Construction
Columbia Bank
Condominium Law Group, PLLC
Evolution Architecture
Farmers Insurance – Carter Insurance Agency, LLC
First Choice Property Services LLC
First Citizens Bank
Fischer Restoration & Fischer Plumbing
HUB International NW
Integrity Group
Legacy Gutter Cleaning
McBride Construction
McLeod Construction
Newman Certified Public Accountant, PC
NLS/Signature Landscape Services
Northwest Bank
Pacific Building Envelope, Inc.
Pacific Landscape Maintenance
Pacific Premier Bank – Community Association Banking
Pacific Western Bank
PCAM Services, Inc.
Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.
Pody & McDonald
Precision Concrete Cutting
Rain City Paving
Reserve Consultants LLC
RW Anderson Services
SERVPRO of Edmonds & Lynnwood
ServPro Of Seattle Northwest
SSI Construction
Steadfast Construction, Inc
Stein, Sudweeks & Stein PLLC
Summit Bank
Tatley Grund
The Partners Group
Vial Fotheringham LLP

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