Fort Worth Municipal Summit returns in September

by Cayce Coon, Madera Residential

If you own or operate the rental property in Fort Worth, then mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 12th, and plan on attending the second annual Fort Worth Municipal Summit from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Victory Forest Community Center(3427 Hemphill, Fort Worth, TX 76110).

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The Fort Worth Municipal Summit is a premier opportunity to network with city officials that impact your Fort Worth properties. It is an opportunity to interact with city code, fire, police, and social services staff.  It’s a chance to learn where they are coming from and, even better, an opportunity for government staff to hear from multifamily housing professionals. This event is about honest, frank discussions about ways to improve the relationships between the multifamily industry and city officials.

This year’s summit will include panel discussions on multifamily inspections, solid waste/recycling, water safety, fire prevention, and crime prevention.  City officials will provide insight and context to help you understand what, how, and why they perform their various municipal functions.  At the end of each panel presentation, there will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions. The question and answer portion will allow AATC members to initiate productive, two-way dialogue with government regulators.

In addition, to the panel discussions, the Fort Worth Municipal Summit will include a “mock eviction trial” featuring AATC member attorneys Jim Floyd and Victor Huhem along with Tarrant County Court at Law judge Don Pierson.  You’ll have a front seat asLandoris Right attempts to evict Ima Badgirl.  This over-the-top fun exercise will give you insight into how the eviction process works. You’ll learn what to do and, more importantly, what not to do when eviction a resident.  Jim and Victor are long-time AATC members and outstanding landlord-tenant attorneys.  Judge Pierson preside over all Tarrant County eviction appeals.  If a resident appeals an eviction for any reason (pauper’s affidavit, habitability, or just because) their appeal is heard in Judge Pierson’s court.

The City of Fort Worth contains more than 350 apartment communities and more than 80,000 rental units.  Over the years, AATC has developed a strong partnership with City of Fort Worth elected officials and career staff.  Yours and your team’s participation in the Fort Worth Municipal Summit will strengthen this partnership.