Membership Qualification Criteria

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Membership Qualification Criteria2018-11-09T14:44:23+00:00

Qualifications for Membership

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

A. Manager Member – 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 Manager member of OPMA subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and upon payment of the required membership dues.

B. Supplier Member – Any, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity that engages in the business of supplying goods and/or services to OPMA members may become a Supplier member of OPMA subject to the approval of the Board of Directors and upon payment of the required membership dues. 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 wants to be considered for OPMA membership must:

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

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 of Directors 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 Manager to Supplier members to ensure adequate representation of managers vs. suppliers.