This presentation will provide an overview of MassLandlords policy priorities, as set by the membership and implemented by staff. We will cover:
- Latest results from the ongoing policy priorities survey.
- Bills MassLandlords has filed or supports.
- Bills MassLandlords is tracking in opposition.
- Litigation against the Department of Housing and Community Development for withholding public records in connection with possible discrimination.
- Plans to respond to rent control, right of first refusal, and other housing partisanship.
Members will have an opportunity ask questions, make suggestions, and leave knowing how much work we're doing for housing providers like you.
Part of 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
Part of this presentation will be given by Peter Vickery of Bobrowski & Vickery, LLC. Attorney Vickery practices law in Western Massachusetts where he focuses on landlord-tenant law (representing landlords in Housing Court) and discrimination defense (representing business owners in the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination). He graduated from Oxford University (Jesus College) with a BA in Modern History; obtained his Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of the West of England in Bristol; his JD from Boston University School of Law; and his Masters in Public Policy & Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Attorney Vickery served one term on the Governor's Council (the elected 8-member body that approves or vetoes the governor's choice of judges in Massachusetts) and on the State Ballot Law Commission. As Legislative Affairs Counsel for MassLandlords he drafts bills, bill summaries, and testimony in the area of housing law, and writes amicus briefs in cases that have strategic significance for rental-property owners.
Networking time will be moderated by Dana Fogg. Dana started his rental business in 1994 with his first Multifamily in Watertown. Since then, Dana and his wife have purchased and sold rental properties around the Metro West area. They now have 9 Units in Watertown and Marlborough. Dana is the Vice President of the Metro West Property Owners Association.
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Tuesday, February 21st
Virtual Meeting Agenda
- 5:00 pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
- 5:40 pm Presentation
- 6:40 pm Virtual Meeting ends
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Topic: Policy Update Virtual Meeting February 21, 2023 Time: Feb 21, 2023 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86247187921 Meeting ID: 862 4718 7921 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 309 205 3325 US +1 646 931 3860 US +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 305 224 1968 US +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 719 359 4580 US +1 253 205 0468 US +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 360 209 5623 US +1 386 347 5053 US +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 507 473 4847 US +1 564 217 2000 US +1 669 444 9171 US +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 689 278 1000 US Meeting ID: 862 4718 7921 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kSWDvOOkR
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