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

Jessica Kiser
Jessica Kiser
Community Manager Kensington Place (828)687-0638
President
Joel Nevarez
Property Manager Groves at Town Center (828)483-6191
Vice President
Kelly Noble
Kelly Noble
Business Development Noble Pest Solutions (828)458-6805
Treasure
Kendra Bee
Property Manager Hawthorne at Bear Creek (828)772-7395
Secretary

Board of Directors

Abby Polak
Abby Polak
Account Executive Real Floors (770)377-5532
Associate Director
Michelle Willis
Michelle Willis
Weirbridge Village
Owner Director
Christy Ward
Christy Ward
Regional Manager Hawthorne (828)773-5034
Owner Director