2019 MHCO Annual Conference

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Management Ideas to Help You Refocus Your Manufactured Housing Community

Manufactured Housing Community of Oregon's (MHCO) 2019 Annual Conference is scheduled for October 28-29 in Eugene at the Valley River Inn. It is the largest conference for manufactured home community owners in the Pacific Northwest.

This year's conference will showcase over 15 expert speakers discussing a wide variety of topics impacting your manufactured home community. The MHCO Annual Conference is a "can't miss" opportunity for any community owner. Register online now!

Monday, October 28th

Time Speaker/Topic Location
7:30 - 5:00

Registration & Technical Assistance with MHCO Website

Willamette Foyer
7:30 - 5:00

Exhibitors Available

Willamette Foyer
8:00 - 9:30

Breakfast Buffet

Willamette Foyer
8:30 - 9:30

2019 Oregon Legislative Changes to Landlord-Tenant Law

Phil Querin - Attorney, Querin Law; MHCO Legal Counsel

Bill Miner - Litigator, Davis Wright Tremaine

The 2019 Oregon Legislative Session generated a record amount of changes to Oregon's landlord-tenant statutes. SB 608, SB 970 and SB 586C established laws from regulating rents to eliminating convictions on marijuana possess as a reason for declining a prospective applicant. The seminar reviews in details these changes and more. Anyone in the manufactured housing community business will not want to miss this in-depth and informative presentation.

Willamette Foyer
9:30-9:45

Break

N/A
9:45 - 10:45

Mediation - New Oregon Law

Bill Miner - Litigator, Davis Wright Tremaine

Mandatory mediation was passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2019. This is a 'how to' seminar on complying with this new law, clarifying your rights and how to effectively use the mediation process and avoid litigation.

Willamette East
10:45 - 11:00

Break

N/A
11:00 - 12:00

Generations in the Workplace

Angel Rogers

Understanding differences between the generations is fundamental in building a successful multigenerational workplace. For each generation there are particular experiences that have molded their beliefs, expectations, and work style. Good business is based on understanding others. This is a fun, interactive, and eye-opening workshop that will explore strategies you can implement immediately for a more peaceful and understanding workplace.

Willamette East
12:00 - 12:15

Break

N/A
12:15 - 1:15

Lunch

McKenzie Ballroom (2nd Floor)
1:15 - 1:30

Break

N/A
1:30 - 2:30

Seminar A: The Latest on Taxes and What Landlords Need to Know

Jonathan D. Mishkin, LL.M.

This is a follow up seminar to Jonathan's extremely popular presenation in 2018. The latest in new Oregon State tax laws as well as further clarification of Federal tax laws impacting landlords.

Willamette East
1:30 - 2:30

Seminar B: Rental Property Safety

Bryn Smeltzer, Lane County Deputy

In some cases property management involves some interaction with law enforcement. This is seminar reviews law enforcement's interaction with managers and landlords in the case of evictions and trespasses. This seminar will also provide clarity on how to interact and deal with law enforcement on other property management issues.

Willamette West
2:30 - 2:45

Break

N/A
2:45 - 3:45

Seminar A: Section 8 Simplified

Travis Baker – Landlord Liaison at Homes for Good

Beth Ochs – Rent Assistance Division Director at Homes for Good

Join Homes for Good’s Landlord Liaison and Rent Assistance Division Director in learning how you and your team can successfully integrate the Section 8 Voucher Program into your current business model. Aside from insight into Housing Quality Standards inspection requirements and processes, you will develop an understanding of your rights and responsibilities within the Section 8 program and be prepared to complete all needed paperwork. Attendees will also receive information of the Landlord Guarantee Program’s $5,000 fund that provides an avenue for reimbursement of damage and vacancy loss resulting from a Section 8 tenancy. You will walk away feeling confident that you can be successful when renting to a Section 8 voucher holder.

Willamette East
2:45 - 3:45

Seminar B: Property Management Essentials

Adam Cook and Tom Petitt

Commonwealth Real Estate Services

Enjoy a multitude of topics ranging from tips for having extensive knowledge of your community, your surroundings, and your competition as well as how to create demand for your community and instill pride of ownership with your residents. We’ll discuss creative ways to capitalize on the market to fill vacant home sites, and learn how to upgrade through home improvement and home replacement. We’ll present examples for obtaining positive results which improve your community’s desirability and overall value, including value add opportunities. Don’t miss this opportunity to join us for best practices and innovative ways to manage and improve your investment and have fun in the process!

Willamette West
3:45 - 4:00

Break

N/A
4:00 - 5:00

Seminar A: Coaching Your Team to Success – Managing the Managers

Angel Rogers

"Congratulations.....you are now a manager! "Remember how exciting it was to hear that? Then, reality set in and it was time to roll up your sleeves and let the hard work begin. Whether you realize it or not, you have a greater influence on the success of your team than any other factor. Obviously, people think you have the talent and ability to be a terrific coach and leader. This class will provide you with tools to help you live up to those expectations. We will cover the difference between "manager" and "leader", leadership styles, coaching your team to improve performance, what is expected of you by your leader, and what your employees really want from you. This class is a must for anyone who supervises others and has the desire to create a constructive, winning climate for your team

Willamette East
4:00 - 5:00

Seminar B: 5 Things Landlords Should Do to Minimize Their Liability

Mark L. Busch, P.C., Attorney at Law

In 2019 Oregon passed a record number of landlord tenant laws. In this same period the City of Portland has added even more regulation. Find out how all these new laws or oridnances impact your RV operations - either as a separate RV community or part of an existing manufactured home community. Don't be caught in unnecssary litigation because you did not know the new regulations.

Willamette West
6:30 - 7:00

Reception with Conference Exhibitors

Willamette Foyer
7:00 - 9:00

Conference Dinner - Exhibitor Presenations - Prize Drawings

McKenzie Ballroom (2nd Floor)

Tuesday, October 29th

Time Speaker/Topic Location
7:30 - 4:00

Registration & Technical Assistance with MHCO Website

Willamette Foyer
7:30 - 4:00

Exhibitors Available

Willamette Foyer
7:30 - 8:30

Breakfast Buffet

Willamette Foyer
8:00 - 9:00

Seminar A: Fair Housing Fundamentals: A Crash Course on Claims Avoidance

Jeffrey S. Bennett , Attorney at Law, Warren Allen LLP

Converting complex fair housing concepts into safe, simple strategies is a daunting task... but it's what Jeffrey S. Bennett does best. With over 25 years of experience representing landlords, Mr. Bennett combines flow charts, internet links, entertaining anecdotes, and cutting edge legal issues in a way that will leave attendees better positioned to more easily spot fair housing issues and avoid discrimination claims.

McKenzie Ballroom (2nd Floor)
8:00 - 9:00

Seminar B: Preventing Harassment

Angel Rogers

In the wake of the "me too" movement the emphasis on Preventing Harassment Training has greatly increased. Every employee should have the opportunity to expect a work environment free of harassment and discrimination. The best way to prevent any such "unwelcome conduct" is to raise awareness of the effect it has on others. This program will explain harassment and how certain behavior can lead to disciplinary action including termination, as well as legal consequences.

Willamette East
9:00 - 9:15

Break

N/A
9:15 - 10:15

Seminar A: Fair Housing Fundamentals - A Crash Course On Claims Avoidance (Continues)

Jeffrey S. Bennett , Attorney at Law, Warren Allen LLP

McKenzie Ballroom (2nd Floor)
9:15 - 10:15

Seminar B: Sexual Harassment (Continues) Angel Rogers

Willamette East
10:15 - 10:30

Break

n/A
10:30 - 11:30

Seminar A: Conflict to Solution...Techniques for the Real World

Angel Rogers

Because people’s feelings about their homes are so personal, management is sometimes confronted by an angry resident. And lately, that anger seems to be more deliberate and delivered more harshly. While I cannot wave a magic wand to make that stop, I can give your staff some proven techniques to disarm the angry customer, get comfortable with resolving conflict, solving the difficult person puzzle, and how to avoid common customer care mistakes. This class is a must for any employees that work with your customers!

Willamette East
10:30 - 11:30

Seminar B: Removing Bad Residents

Bradley S. Kraus, Attorney, Warren Allen LLP

As any landlord’s attorney can tell you, most FED cases are not won or lost in the courtroom. Instead, the results of eviction actions are often foretold days, weeks or months in advance. The outcome of an FED may be predicted upon such things as when the landlord serves a termination notice; the sufficiency of the notice itself; and the quality of the evidence procured by the landlord supporting said notice. I’ll discuss strategies you can use in your everyday management practices to ensure that when the time comes to remove those bad tenants, you have the tools available to succeed (and prevail) in any FED trial.

Willamette West
11:30 - 1:00

Lunch

McKenzie Ballroom (2nd Floor)
1:00 - 2:30

Seminar A: Landlord Tenant Law (continues)

Phil Querin/Bill Miner

Qualifies for Oregon Mandatory Training Credit (4 hours) every two years. Covers the basics of manufactured housing landlord-tenant law from abandonment, rent control, rules and regulations and documentation. Plenty of time for questions and answers.

Willamette East
2:30 - 2:45

Break

N/A
2:45 - 4:15

Seminar B: Landlord Tenant Law Continues

Phil Querin/Bill Miner

Willamette West

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