Betty Whittaker, is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI). She was recently awarded by her peers in MHEC the manufactured housing industry State Association Executive of the Year Award, per a release from Globe Newswire.
Whittaker is a 20-plus year manufactured housing industry veteran. Her efforts helped assure the passage of a bill that allows a manufactured home to be severed from the land, and allow a new title to be obtained for that home.
That new law became effective in July 2017.
Whittaker also worked with her state’s governor’s office and other groups to lobby for sales tax reform for manufactured housing. Her efforts, in conjunction with KMHI members, led to change regulations that eliminated water testing requirements for communities that sub-meter.
Jim Moore Excellence in Communications Award
JD Harper and the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association (AMHA) were honored by receiving from their peers the Jim Moore Excellence in Communications Award.
The award is named for the late executive director of the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association (PMHA), who was known for his commitment to industry communications.
The AMHA created a video series to educate consumers and dispel myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes about modern manufactured homes.
“Association member manufacturers provided video and photos reducing the overall production costs for the project,” said the release. The videos have been reportedly been viewed thousands of times, and have spurred some other states to do similar projects.
MHProNews congregates them and Richard “Dick” Ernst for being awarded the Totaro Award for lifetime service to the industry in the finance field. This publication and others supported Ernst for the award for some time, an honor for the president of Financial Marketing Associates that was long overdue. ## (News, commentary.)
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Submitted by Soheyla Kovach to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.com.