Multi-State Convention in Orange Beach, Ala. Draws Near

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The Multi-State Convention will be held at Perdido Beach Resort
The 6th Annual Multi-State Convention is Aug. 4-6 at Orange Beach, Ala.

Multi-State Convention Preview Aug. 4-6 Draws 360 Manufactured Housing Professionals to Coast Alabama

The 6th Annual Multi-State Convention is around the corner and will serve as the primary summer meetings spot for manufactured housing professionals who do business in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana.

Organizers from the state associations represented in Orange Beach anticipate about 360 attendees at Perdido Beach Resort.

Program for the Multi-State Convention in Orange Beach, Ala.

Midday Saturday at the Multi-State Convention each of the state associations will hold board of directors meetings, followed by the Welcome Reception for attendees and the simultaneous Kids Program for younger guests.

Multi-State Convention
The Grand Ballroom at Perdido Beach Resort (photo courtesy of Perdido Beach Resort/William Richards)

Sunday at the Multi-State Convention offers a choice of three outings: Golf, fishing or a cooking demonstration. That evening is the annual Dessert Extravaganza.

Monday opens with a breakfast buffet followed by the General Session with presentations from Rick Robinson, who is general counsel for the Manufactured Housing Institute, as well as Darren Krolewski from MHVillage, and representatives from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac who will provide updates on chattel lending.

That afternoon is a series of state-by-state breakout sessions, with another kids program that evening while attendees close the convention with a reception and banquet.

The Alabama Manufactured Housing Association will also hold continuing education programing on Tuesday Aug. 7.

“We try to do something with a variety of activities that will really allow people to spend time together,” Mississippi Manufactured Housing Association Executive Director Jennifer Hall said. “Now that the industry is doing so well, with all of the states having increases in shipments, everyone is so busy and maybe the most difficult thing is to find the time that’s needed for everyone to take a breath and catch up.”

Louisiana serves as the host association for the 2018 meeting and offers the theme of “Exploring New Possibilities”, which reflects the industry’s upturn and growth potential.