Happy New Year! I hope this note finds you all well as we cruise through the first few months of 2021.
The Legislative Session started January 6th and, for now, is being held virtually. Myself, members of the Government Relations Committee, and TCG Lobbyist John Bailey have met with several legislators and industry partners to discuss our concerns, issues and steps to move forward as we navigate this year’s session. You can view our updated Advocacy page on the CTAA website, where you will find links to NAA’s Key Contact Survey as well as a link to share how the eviction moratorium has impacted your organization as we plan to meet with the members of our CT Congressional delegation in March. These stories are so important to share to effectively communicate the impact this moratorium continues to have. For our CT legislative session, we are focused on many bills coming out of the Housing Committee and providing updates to the membership. You may see an Action Alert now and then, and while it only takes a few seconds to complete, the more that participate, the more our voices are heard. Bottom line — we need YOU!
While our events and education format continue to be virtual, please know that CTAA is planning for the day when we can all come back together safely and responsibly, network, gather and share time. For now, we are planning our virtual 2020 (yes 2020) Nutmeg Awards and Board Installation that will be streamed on March 25th. Thank you, and good luck to all who submitted nominations! More information will be available shortly for registration and sponsorship opportunities. Our Trade Show has been rescheduled to Sept. 9-10, 2021, and will still be held at Foxwoods. The Trade Show Committee continues to plan for a safe, fun, interactive, in-person event!
As always, my email (and virtual door) is open. Take care of yourselves, your communities, and I look forward to seeing you!
Thank you for your continued support.