National SSA To Manage Self Storage Association of Michigan
Alexandria, Virginia — The national Self Storage Association (SSA) today announced that it will manage all administrative functions for the Self Storage Association of Michigan (SSAM) effective January 1, 2024. With the addition Michigan, the SSA’s state management division now oversees 22 associations.
“The national and Michigan self storage associations have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship for nearly two decades, particularly looking out for the industry’s best interests in the public arena,” said SSA President & CEO Tim Dietz. “We are excited to continue this important partnership and look forward to serving the members of one of the industry’s largest state associations.”
Among the many functions the SSA will oversee for Michigan is: accounting; membership; annual meeting planning and coordination; educational seminars; quarterly newsletters; board meeting agendas; and the monitoring of state legislative activity.
“This transition represents a significant milestone in the history of our Association, and we are confident that it will usher in a new era of growth, innovation, and success for SSAM and its members,” said Peter Spickenagel, chair of the SSAM board of directors.
The 14th Annual SSAM Conference will be held on November 16-17 at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Detroit Downtown-Fort Shelby.
“SSA’s team has been working closely with the current management company to ensure a smooth transition,” said Julie LaRose, SSA’s senior vice president of membership and states. “Tim Dietz and I look forward to attending the SSAM conference in Detroit this week to meet with the board and members.”
About the Self Storage Association (SSA): The SSA, founded in 1975 and incorporated in the State of Virginia as a (501-c-6) not-for-profit corporation, is the official voice of the $35+ billion (revenues) self storage industry that currently numbers more than 50,000 self storage facilities nationwide. The SSA is affiliated with more than forty (40) state and regional associations in the U.S. and several international associations representing Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America and South America. SSA members range from individual facility owner-operators and multiple-facility companies, to vendors, large publicly traded firms and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).
About the Self Storage Association of Michigan (SSAM): The Self Storage Association of Michigan (SSAM) was formed in 2007 to respond to the needs of self storage owners and operators throughout the state. Our Mission: Through legislation, education and marketing, the Self-Storage Association of Michigan works to improve the business climate for its members and to encourage growth in all areas of the self storage industry.