Benefits You Receive From Volunteering with PMA

PMA’s committees and councils represent the lifeblood of PMA – these volunteer groups perform the work of the organization and direct its performance. Volunteering on a committee will help you develop new skills, create new connections and advance your career.

PMA committee service is a stepping stone to becoming an industry leader. Serving on a PMA committee offers skills, training, and experiences needed to grow personally and professionally. In fact, of the 23 most immediate PMA past presidents that remain active in property management, 19 hold the positions of president, executive vice president, or vice president of a property management company. Almost all began their PMA committee involvement as line property managers.

As a committee member, you will develop:

  • Leadership skills that enable you to advance your career and demonstrate to owners, corporate executives, and others that you possess the qualifications and experience to accept increased levels of responsibility.
  • Delegation skills that enhance staff productivity and improve performance.
  • Strategic planning capabilities.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Budgeting skills that save time and money.
  • Performance monitoring skills that enable you to better direct staff and oversee day-to-day activities and functions.
  • Media relations skills.
  • Entrepreneurial skills needed for leadership positions.
  • Lifelong friendships.

Committee leaders receive additional benefits:

  • Volunteers who participate in at least 70 percent of their committee/council meetings may attend one General Membership Meeting for FREE or another PMA event of their choice at a deep discount.
  • Additionally, PMA regularly offers leadership development programs providing no-cost training to committee chairs and vice-chairs on topics ranging from running more effective meetings to expanding creativity.

David Newcome"I would have never gotten to this point in my career without volunteering to be a PMA committee member. It has not only opened every door and allowed me not only to continuously advance in my career, but also make several life-long friends. Get involved.”

David Newcome, RPA
Retired Senior Vice President
Polinger Company

Learn more about PMA's Committees and Councils.