March 26th: Inaugural Professional Member Quarterly Meeting featuring Art Dahlberg, Commissioner of Milwaukee's Department of Neighborhood Services.
When: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 Noon to 1 PM
Where: Ambassador Hotel. 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233
What: Ask the head of DNS your questions and present your concerns on how the city interacts with owners. And there will be food.;-)
Who: Art Dahlberg, Commissioner of Milwaukee's Department of Neighborhood Services.
Cost: Free for all current AASEW members, $59 for nonmembers and expired members.
Notes: This meeting includes lunch. Future Professional Member Quarterly Meetings will require a professional level membership or an additional fee.
You MUST preregister to attend.
A message from AASEW President Joe Dahl:
I am happy to announce the inaugural quarterly meeting event will take place March 26 2014 from noon to 1 p.m at the Ambassador Hotel. Our special guest will be City of Milwaukee DNS Commissioner Art Dahlberg. Lunch will be provided and advanced registration is required.
Our quarterly meeting event series is designed for our professional members and focus on the strategic issues impacting our industry. The events are in addition to our regular monthly meetings which deal with the tactical issues of land lording. This event series is a must attend for landlords/investors who want to stay at the forefront of the challenges facing our industry and will provide an excellent forum to meet other large landlords who are facing the same challenges.
Art Dahlberg will be addressing a number of issues including the recently enacted ordinance (the AASEW lobbied for it) that no longer requires permits for minor plumbing and electrical repairs in addition to answering any question you have for him.
Poor communication and inconsistent enforcement from DNS is a continuous problem that has resulted in many headaches for my company and special assessment charges on my tax bills every year for something. I am not alone with my frustrations and I encourage all of you to come out and engage in the conversation. A good relationship with DNS is not only imperative to the success of our industry but for the viability of our city.
Alderman Willie Hines has stepped down from his 15th district aldermanic seat and it is imperative that our association plays a critical role in electing his successor. Decisions are made every day at city hall that impacts our bottom lines and often times we are not consulted in advance. This situation is untenable and must stop. I along with other board members will be meeting personally with each candidate for this important political seat and plan to play an active role in ensuring a representative is elected who will best serve the needs of our industry as I am a firm believer that the strength of our industry and our communities go hand and hand.
We are coming off of a big year with the passage of ACT 76 and as President of the AASEW I can assure you we will not stop. The time for common sense measures to improve our industry are long overdue and I hope that you will work side by side me as we make Wisconsin a better place to own and management real estate
All the best,