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Managers Only Meeting (MOM)
“Mental Illness & Addictions in Community Associations”
Learn more about the unique and difficult challenges community associations and their managers face regarding owners or residents who suffer from mental illness and/or addiction at the Managers Only Meeting (MOM) on Thursday, August 16, 2018
Managers Only Meetings (MOMs) are offered each month with the exception of June and December. MOMs are held on Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and includes a light lunch.
These events are full of relevant, timely information to assist community association managers wanting to increase their skills and knowledge-base, which are essential to the successful management of associations. Various topics are covered by industry professionals who are members of WSCAI and specialize in a segment of the industry.
MOMs are free for Manager members and Sponsors of each specific MOM event. Non-member managers may pay $20 to attend.
Date & Time
Thursday, August 16
11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(Includes a light lunch)
City University, Renton
555 S Renton Village Pl,
Renton, WA 98057
3rd Floor, Room(s) 301-302
& Meeting Sponsors:
[ 8/16/2018 Meeting Topic ]
Mental Illness and Addictions in Community Associations
Community associations and their managers face unique and difficult challenges when interacting with owners or residents who suffer from mental illness or substance abuse and addiction.
This session will address the obligations of a community association as they relate to both the residents in question and the safety, security and quiet enjoyment of the rest of the community. We will also discuss Fair Housing Act requirements as well as legal strategies, alternative solutions and available resources for community managers.
Ken W. Strauss, Esq.
Partner, Flanagan Strauss, PLLC
Ken Strauss, Esq. is a partner at Flanagan Strauss, PLLC, and an active member of the WSCAI Law Day Committee. Ken has been representing community associations in all aspects of law since 1999, serving as general counsel to hundreds of community associations in Washington and California. As general counsel, Ken works personally with Boards of Directors and their management teams to ensure that each client operates efficiently, fairly and with a clear understanding of a community association’s authority and obligations to its members.
As a litigator, Ken has successfully served as lead counsel in both jury trials and arbitration hearings and has participated in the successful resolution of numerous cases through settlement negotiations and mediation. Ken is one of a few attorneys in the state of Washington to have actually taken a condominium association’s construction defect case to trial. Courtroom experience includes superior courts throughout Western Washington as well as California, the Washington Court of Appeals, and Federal District Courts in both Washington and California.
Ken has been a frequent speaker for the Washington State Community Associations Institute, as well as a contributing author of community association guides and articles in trade publications. He regularly presents educational seminars for managers and Boards of Directors.