The primary purpose of the Colorado State Chapter of NARPM was to address the need of the single-family rental industry to have a voice in the state legislative process. This need was made very clear due to the number and type of bills introduced in the 2020 Legislative Session. Over the past year, the Executive Board for the Colorado State Chapter worked hard to put together the needed State Chapter Bylaws ensuring all Chapters would be represented in a NARPM State Chapter and laid the groundwork to hire a lobbyist to represent the single-family industry and landlord clients.
As with most things, when NARPM members are faced with a challenge, a solution is found. On September 23rd, the Executive Board for the Colorado State Chapter of NARPM voted to replace the formation of the Colorado State Chapter of NARPM with the Colorado Landlord Legislative Coalition (CLLC). The goal of hiring a lobbyist, having a voice, and having a presence at the state legislature could be met more quickly and efficiently by forming the CLLC. In addition, by forming the CLLC, all Landlords and industry affiliates could become members not just National NARPM members. The Chapter Presidents from all four Colorado NARPM Chapters supported the change from a NARPM State Chapter to the formation of the CLLC.
The Colorado Landlord Legislative Coalition is a non-profit organization registered with the State and the Legislature and is already working hard to represent the interests of Property Managers and Landlords at the state capital. It is supported by all Colorado NARPM Chapters and the CLLC Executive Council are all active NARPM members. It’s very important to note that the CLLC is all-inclusive and will reach out and welcome all Landlords and related industry professionals. The CLLC has already been successful at organizing quickly and has contracted with lobbyist William Mutch and has attorneys Brandon Ceglian (Ceglian Law), Jordan May (Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein), and Pete Muccio (Tchetter Sulzer) on the Advisory Council along with the Legislative Chairs from all, Colorado NARPM Chapters to help guide the advocacy efforts of the CLLC.
The 2020 Legislative Session produced several Bills that directly affected not only our clients, but the way professional Property Managers are allowed to run their businesses and the 2021 session will be even more challenging. The CLLC needs members, financial support, and activism. Mr. Mutch is already setting up a meeting with key legislative leaders who proposed numerous tenant-friendly bills in 2020. In order for the CLLC to be recognized by these key legislators, we need members and we need them now. Property management companies, Property Managers, clients, and independent owners are all needed in order for the CLLC to be heard and have a seat at the table. Become a member today by joining the CLLC. To protect our clients and our industry we must be heard. To be heard we must have a seat at the legislative table and to have that seat we need numbers. Join the CLLC today! Become a member.