President’s Letter

Dear Granite State Managers Association Member:

2017 was a very successful year for GSMA, and on behalf of the Board I would like to thank you for your continuing membership and support. Your participation in trainings and feedback are what makes GSMA a successful organization.

In 2017, we had an amazing number of participants at our trainings, sometimes so many that the rooms seemed overbooked (and maybe they were on occasion). We had a Fair Housing Training held with the Vermont Housing Managers Association (VHMA) in April, a Blended Occupancy Training in August, an OSHA training for maintenance in December and the Tri-State Managers Conference in October.

The Tri-State Conference was the most successful conference that we have had in all the combined conferences. We had a remarkable turnout, amazing programs, and great feedback (mostly positive). We can’t wait to have another Tri-State Conference soon.

GSMA has updated its website and it is working out well. I hope that everyone has had the opportunity to go to and see what we have done. We are hoping to have all registrations go through the website in 2018. Our Facebook page, Granite State Managers Association, is updated on a regular basis. If you haven’t gone there yet, please do and remember to like us.

2018 is looking to be a very busy year. We have already lined up a Fair Housing training with A.J. Johnson with VHMA for April 3, 2018, and our fall conference will be held at the Wentworth by the Sea on October 22 and 23. Looks like it will be a spectacular conference this year. We are also looking to have more trainings scheduled for the year, including a maintenance training day.

This letter comes from me as the President of the Board, but GSMA is successful due to the efforts of everyone who serves on the Board. There is a lot of work done behind the scenes to put on these successful programs. The Board for 2018 will be great, and will be staffed by Darryl Courtenay, Barbara Hall, Mike Loso, Heather Malone, Sharlene McEachern, Denise Pratt, Scott Precourt, Heidi Setien, Paula Usher and Leslie Wright. We look forward to coordinating excellent training programs for you in 2018.


Patrick J. Brennick
President, Granite State Managers Association