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2019 ACTHA Spring Conference:

You are cordially invited to join us in learning how to set your Association on course for success. Cruise with us and discover ports of useful information. Surprises are in store along the way. Get ready for a great day. You are in good hands with ACTHA!

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST 

7:30-8:30 AM (Grand Ballroom Foyer) 


OPENING SESSION:

8:30-9:30 AM (Venetian)

Ongoing activities in the Illinois General Assembly and Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation have resulted in laws and proposed amendments to statutes providing regulations and pertinent guidelines for homeowners and Board members. Learn more about the Ombudsperson Act and what it means for homeowners and Board members. Let’s get our bearings and set sail for success!

Panel of Presenters: Pat Costello, Keay and Costello, PC

Adrienne Levatino, Ombudsperson

Andre M. Thapedi, State Representative, 32nd District, ILGA

TRADE SHOW: NETWORKING

9:30 - 11:30 AM (OBT Ballroom) 

Visit our vendor booths and meet a wide variety of industry professionals.

OPEN BAR

11:00 - 1:00 PM (OBT Ballroom Foyer) 

Attendees with paid registration will receive 1 complimentary drink ticket and cash will also be accepted. Stop by to get a drink and meet one of our attorneys. Ask a question or engage in a conversation during the Open“Bar”.Drinks may be brought into the Trade Show, Educational Sessions and lunch. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages will also be available.Attorneys will be in the bar area from 12:00 – 1:00PM.


SESSION 1A: WHO IS AT THE HELM?

Basics: “ROLE, ROLE, ROLE YOUR BOARD”

11:30-12:30 PM (Venetian) 

Explore legal mandates and best practice guidelines. How can Board members fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities while promoting an inclusive atmosphere of “community” among all homeowners?

Presenters: Kris Kasten, Michael Kim and Associates, LLC

Pat Bialek, FirstService Residential

SESSION 1B: SET THE COURSE

Meetings: “CAPTAIN’S TABLE”

11:30-12:30 PM (Crystal) 

Learn about the different types of meetings.  Review requirements for notice, agenda items, record-keeping, minutes and communications with homeowners. When should meetings be open to all homeowners and when are closed sessions required?

Presenters: Michael C. Kim, Michael C. Kim and Associates, LLC

Mark Anderson, The Enclave of Country Lakes Condominium Association


LUNCH

ACTHA Annual Meeting During Lunch 

12:30-1:30 PM (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

SESSION 2A: WHAT PROTOCOLS SHOULD BE FOLLOWED?

Rules and Regulations: “NAVIGATING ROUGH WATERS”

1:30-2:30 PM (Venetian) 

What are effective rules and regulations for your community? What procedures should be followed to adopt rules? How are rules enforced?

Presenters:  Marshall Dickler, Dickler, Kahn Slowikowski & Zavell, Ltd.

Kara Cermak, RealManage of Illinois


SESSION 2B: STAY AFLOAT

Professional Advice and Support: “AVOID CAPSIZING”

1:30-2:30 PM (Crystal) 

How can a successful business model using best practices be implemented? How should industry professionals be engaged to provide resources to appropriately address legal and financial issues?

Presenters:  Kerry Bartell,  Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

John Bickley,  Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit

Brad Schneider, Condo CPA


SESSION 3AMAINTAIN AN EVEN KEEL

Day to Day Operations / Constructive Model: “CHARTING THE COURSE”

2:30-3:30 PM (Venetian) 

Fulfilling responsibilities for successful management of homeowner concerns, contracting for maintenance and repairs, monitoring services, and ensuring compliance with the Declaration and other mandates is a comprehensive task. Everyday challenges within Associations require effective strategies to promote collaboration and cooperation.

Presenters: Jessica Towles, Lieberman Management Services, Inc. , President, CAI Illinois

Jim Jacobsen, Jr., 400 East Randolph Condominium Association

Katerina Tsoukalas Heitkemper, Tressler, LLP


SESSIO3BKEEP MAKING HEADWAY

Promoting A Sense of Community Living: “ALL HANDS ON DECK”

2:30-3:30 PM (Crystal) 

Everyone has a role in successful community living. Some homeowners take the lead, some contribute support and cooperation, others may be confused about the concept of ownership within a group of other owners. How can we ensure financial stability, successful co-habitation and proper administration while maintaining and enhancing property value?

Presenters: Mark Anderson, The Enclave of Country Lakes Condominium Association

Dave Confortti, RealManage of Illinois

Kathryn Formeller, Tressler, LLP

Peter Santangelo, Wintrust Community Advantage


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