This members-only discussion will review an opportunity to dramatically increase the state deleading credit. Massachusetts has the opportunity to reach functional zero lead poisoning. The upcoming 193rd legislative session may accomplish this.
We'll review the situation and the opportunities:
- Lead poisonings increased 20% during the pandemic.
- Despite 50 years of leadership in lead poisoning prevention, Massachusetts' progress could stall.
- A unique opportunity exists to build a coalition with real estate groups and renter advocacy organizations to jointly file a bill.
- The Chapter 111 Governor's Advisory Committee could get us high-level sponsorship.
At this meeting we will review a MassLandlords plan to eliminate lead as a concern for landlords, families and the commonwealth. We can be the first state in the country to reach functional zero lead poisoning in old housing stock.
You may have already received a special invitation to this event because of your dual status as an MRHA member. This is the same event. Your input is still required. This event is open to all MassLandlords members, as well.
This presentation will be given by Doug Quattrochi, Executive Director, MassLandlords, Inc. Doug was a founding member of MassLandlords in 2013. He became the association's first Executive Director under new bylaws in 2014. Since then, he has scaled the organization from a core of 160 members in Worcester to approximately 2,500 dues paying businesses from Pittsfield to the Cape, and from an all-volunteer team to approximately 20 full and part-time staff plus 50 volunteers. Doug has been instrumental in advancing democratic governance mechanisms, including score voting for policy priorities and a staggered and democratically elected Board of Directors. Doug also oversees the RentHelper spin-off, which is expanding access to electronic banking for those of us who are unbanked or underbanked. Prior to MassLandlords, Doug held leadership roles in various Massachusetts startups, two of which are still operating. Doug holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"Doug's presentation was excellent. He was very clear and provided detailed explanations." -Larry
"Doug always holds very informative classes full of substance and Very organized!" -Thomas
"Your answers to member's questions were most helpful." -Liz
Networking time for this event will be moderated by Erin Zamarro. Erin lives and works in Worcester. Erin is a real estate broker at A.A. Zamarro Realty, an independent brokerage which has operated in the Worcester residential and commercial real estate markets for over 50 years. Our office frequently works with buyers and sellers of investment property. Erin is a Certified Massachusetts Landlord™ as well as a member of the National Association of Realtors. Erin received a B.A. from Holy Cross and an M.B.A with a concentration in Marketing from Clark University.
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Tuesday, September 20th
Virtual Meeting Agenda (New Times!)
- 5:20 pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
- 6:00 pm Presentation
- 7:00 pm Virtual meeting ends
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This event is not open to the public. Membership is required.
- Contemporaneous participation:
- Public: Not available
- Members: Free
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