Maintenance Mania was held in Albuquerque, NM Tuesday March 28th and approximately 100 JL Gray employees attended. This event show cased our talented maintenance techs, the maintenance staff got to compete on several maintenance tasks (such as installing a ice maker) for the fastest times. In addition, they designed cars from items they had in their maintenance shops and raced for the fastest times down the track. We had a couple of winners in our group. It was a fun time for all.
While attending the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) in Washington, DC, Bobby Griffith had the opportunity to visit with federal legislators from New Mexico. He shared with them about our industry and the challenges we are facing. Pictured here with New Mexico Senator, the Honorable Tom Udall. Mr. Griffith also met with US Congressional Representatives from New Mexico, the Honorable Michelle Lujan Grisham, the Honorable Steve Pearce and the Honorable Ben Ray Lujan staffers.
The Pecos Apartments in Dexter, NM have been cleared for a major renovation using USDA Preservation Revolving Loan Funds, administered by the New Mexico Mortgage Housing Authority. Approximately $500,000 of improvements will be made to the apartments, including a new roof, new windows, stucco, paint, and ADA accessibility improvements. Work is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2017.
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) announced the appointment of Jeff Curry to the Bank’s 2017 Affordable Housing Advisory Council. The Council is composed of 13 representatives from state, community and nonprofit organizations who advise FHLB Dallas’ Board of Directors on affordable housing and economic development issues. Council members are appointed by the FHLB Dallas Board and serve three-year terms.
Sedona Village in Clovis NM, has undergone a remodel in which it got new roofing, new landscape, and a new playground.
Winter has arrived in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Staff is hard at work clearing all the snow.
A wonderful holiday gathering for our staff at the JL Gray Albuquerque Office. Congratulations to our winners, team #1 for the tallest spaghetti tower. Fun was had by one and all.
JL Gray would like to congratulate Bobby Griffith on becoming president of the Apartment Association of New Mexico. He was sworn in on December 8th 2016.
JL Gray and Monarch sponsored the Charity Gala held on December 9th, 2016. Roadrunner Food Bank, Veteran's Integration Center, and Heading Home were the charities selected to be supported.