Membership Qualification Criteria

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Qualifications for Membership

Candidates wanting to apply for membership within OPMA can apply as either a Manager Member or a Supplier Member as defined below.

A. Manager Members – Any, firm, corporation, partnership, or other entity that engages in the business of short term rental management, and whose majority of units under management are managed from one or more onsite offices, may become a business member of OPMA
subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and upon payment of the required membership dues. This will be considered a business membership, and will be called “Manager Members”

B. Supplier Members – Any, firm, corporation, partnership, or other entity that engages in the business of supplying goods and/or services to OPMA members may become a business member of OPMA subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and upon payment of
the required membership dues. This will also be considered a business membership, and will be called “Supplier Members”. No more than 3 Supplier Members from each specific type of goods and services will be allowed to join as members, exceptions to this must be approved by the majority of the Board of Directors.

Any prospective candidate who want to be considered for membership within OPMA must:

1. Be referred by a member or staff member of OPMA to the board

2. Complete an application that includes their reason for wanting to become a member.

a. Prospective members applying for membership as a supplier must also include at least 2 business references

b. Some prospective members may be invited to present or discuss with the board their qualifications for membership

3. All Candidates must be presented to the membership committee for review and discussion.
(This can be conducted at a meeting or via email)

a. At least 75% of the Membership Committee must vote in the affirmative to approve a new supplier member. If a majority of the committee is not opposed within 48 hours then the prospective member is considered approved

b. All manager members once referred will be emailed to the Membership Committee and if a majority of the committee is not opposed within 48 hours then the prospective member is considered approved.

OPMA will strive to achieve a 2.5 ratio of managers to suppliers to ensure adequate representation of managers versus suppliers.