RRHA of Illinois  •  P. O. Box 3141  •  Quincy, Illinois 62305

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2015 RRHA Conference Wrap-Up

Thank you to all who attended this year’s Conference. The location continues to provide a positive experience for all. The speakers were exceptional, and the information provided was timely and on target to the needs of the current state of the Affordable Housing Industry. Participation from USDA Rural Development was much appreciated. A special thanks to Bryan Hooper, Deputy Administrator for Multi-Family Housing, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture for attending as our Special Guest Speaker, and Colleen Callahan, State Director of Illinois USDA Rural Development for participating in the awards presentation. Congratulations to James Rupert of Rupert Apartments, for receiving the 2015 RRHA Barb Schlaefer Achievement Award. In addition, RRHA of Illinois recognized Barry Ramsey, Housing Program Director, USDA Rural Development, with our first Special Recognition Award, sponsored by Landlord Shield.


We had a great time during our Annual Trivia Night, our Vendors highlighted what makes their products/services special, and our Silent Auction offering raised over six hundred dollars to be donated to the RRHA/Barbara Carpenter Education Fund. We also highlighted our first two Education Fund recipients, The NOW Program (Nutrition On Weekends), and Two Rivers Council Foundation’s Brown County Food Bank.


Again, thanks to all for your support of RRHA, and we look forward to seeing you again in 2016.

From left to right, Bryan Hooper, Deputy Administrator
for Multi-Family Housing, Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Barry Ramsey, Housing Program Director, USDA Rural Development, and Michael Todd, Executive Director of RRHA of Illinois, during the presentation of the 2015 RRHA Special Recognition Award to Barry Ramsey.

Michael Todd, Director, RRHA of Illinois (right) presents
the 2015 RRHA of Illinois Barb Schlaefer Achievement Award to James Rupert.

RRHA Annual Conference 2015