About Us

About Us

HISTORY

The AAWNC (formerly Greater Asheville Area Apartment Association GAAAA) was founded in early 1980 by a group of apartment managers and management firms to provide the apartment industry with an association that could unite them under one name, offer continuing education for their personnel, and providing related service groups the opportunity to become involved. These three factors became the foundation of the present association.

In 2010, the name was changed to the Apartment Association of Western North Carolina to further serve multi-housing professionals in our region.


OBJECTIVES

The three primary objectives of the AAWNC are:

  • To promote goodwill and professionalism within the industry and the community.
  • To provide ongoing educational opportunities for all members.
  • To promote the continuing growth of our industry through legislative guidance and support.

Each of the above objectives is of vital importance to every member of the Association, especially now, as our industry prepares for a future of increased governmental regulation at all levels, increased competition, and diminishing profitability industry-wide. Our ability to adapt to the future successfully depends to a large degree upon our joint efforts in accomplishing these goals.


NAA AFFILIATION

Our affiliation with the National Apartment Association enables us to offer educational courses and opportunities to promote professionalism. As a registered lobbyist in Washington, the NAA represents our views on industry issues.

Executive Committee

Bethany Lykins
Bethany Lykins
Property Manager Kensington Place (615)856-7700
President
Michelle Kingson
Michelle Kingson
Community Manager Forest at Biltmore Park (945)805-1455
Vice President
Kelly Noble
Kelly Noble
Co-Owner Noble Pest Solutions (828)458-6805
Treasurer
Kimberly Medearis
Kimberly Medearis
Property Manager Ansley at Roberts Lake (404)431-8013
Secretary

Board of Directors

Alyssa Clair
Alyssa Clair
Strategic Partnerships Manager Loebsack & Brownlee, PLLC
Associate Director
Eliza King
Eliza King
Community Manager Reserve at Biltmore Park (505)977-0435
Owner Director
Kaitlin Lange
Kaitlin Lange
Community Manager Asheville Exchange (828)665-0250
Owner Director
Rachael Modlin
Rachael Modlin
Community Manager Northside Merrimon A (828)281-0669
Owner Director