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Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association

Mobile Home Park Home Owners Allegiance

What is the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA)? What does the WMA do? Who are the WMA Executives? Who are the WMA Members? The WMA website states this...

Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA) is a nonprofit organization created in 1945 for the exclusive purpose of promoting and protecting the interests of owners, operators and developers of manufactured home communities in California. WMA assists its members in the operations of successful manufactured home communities in today’s complex business and regulatory environment.
What is WMA?

WMA is a statewide trade association whose members are largely mobilehome park owners who, collectively own, operate and control over 175,000 mobilehome spaces in California. WMA has over 1,600 member parks located in all 58 counties of California.
Who are WMA’s Members?

The WMA has been in existence since 1945 which makes it 74 years old in 2019. Through the MHPHOA’s continuing research, it is evident that this organization is significantly influenced by industry names that many of us are familiar with e.g. Dan Fischer (Past President), Robert Coldren (Advisor), Terry Dowdall (Advisor), Hart | King (Advisors), Brad Harward (HCD Programs Manager), among others.

Regarding Brad Harward, the WMA states this on their website...

WMA maintains a positive relationship with HCD, the state agency responsible for enforcing codes and regulations that impact the manufactured home community industry. WMA represents owner interest during the drafting and enforcement of regulations.
WMA Programs & Services

How much “owner interest” does the WMA have when drafting enforcement of regulations? The WMA have a website profile for Brad Harward who is the Manufactured Housing Programs Manager and among other programs oversees the Mobilehome Parks Program for the Department of Housing and Community Development in Sacramento. Brad Harward’s profile on the WMA website states this...

Brad Harward is the Manufactured Housing Programs Manager and among other programs oversees the Mobilehome Parks Program for the Department of Housing and Community Development in Sacramento. He has years of experience as a field inspector and has been the program manager since 2001. Brad reorganized and rewrote the mobilehome parks and installation regulations contained in Title 25 in 2004, and created the Special Occupancy Park regulations in Title 25, Chapter 2.2. He has also produced the near-annual amendments to these regulations since the 2004 rewrite.
WMA Profile for Brad Harward

Note: Online information indicates that as of May 2014, Brad Harward is now the Field Operations Manager, Division of Codes and Standards for the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Brad Harward previously held the titles of; Program Operations Manager (Dec 2013-May 2014), Manufactured Housing Programs Manager (Mar 2010-Dec 2013) and Mobilehome Parks Program Manager (Mar 2002-Mar 2010).

Screenshot of Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association Website Home Page

2019-2020

  1. Andy Carey
    President
  2. Allan Alt
    President Elect
  3. Candy Holcombe
    Secretary
  4. Chad Casenhiser
    Treasurer
  5. Andy Balaguy
    At Large Regional Director
  6. Mike Cirillo
    Southern Regional Director
  7. Virginia Jensen
    At Large Regional Director
  8. Mickey Evans
    Northern Regional Director
  9. Walter Newell
    At Large Regional Director
  10. Jim Joffe
    Central Regional Director
  11. Marilyn Green
    Immediate Past President

2018-2019

  1. Marilyn Green
    President
  2. Andy Carey
    President Elect
  3. Allan Alt
    Secretary
  4. Candy Holcombe
    Treasurer
  5. Chad Casenhiser
    At Large Regional Director
  6. Mike Cirillo
    Southern Regional Director
  7. Virginia Jensen
    At Large Regional Director
  8. Mickey Evans
    Northern Regional Director
  9. Walter Newell
    At Large Regional Director
  10. Jim Joffe
    Central Regional Director
  11. Larz McAdoo
    Immediate Past President

2017-2018

  1. Larz McAdoo
    President
  2. Marilyn Green
    President Elect
  3. Ernie Schroer
    Secretary
  4. Dan Fischer
    Treasurer
  5. Ruben Garcia
    At Large Regional Director
  6. Mike Cirillo
    Southern Regional Director
  7. Andy Carey
    At Large Regional Director
  8. Mickey Evans
    Northern Regional Director
  9. Allan Alt
    At Large Regional Director
  10. Candy Holcombe
    Central Regional Director
  11. Wynn Hornburg
    Immediate Past President

2016-2017

  1. Wynn Hornburg
    President
  2. Larz McAdoo
    President Elect
  3. Ernie Schroer
    Secretary
  4. Marilyn Green
    Treasurer
  5. Ruben Garcia
    At Large Regional Director
  6. Mike Cirillo
    Southern Regional Director
  7. Andy Carey
    At Large Regional Director
  8. Mickey Evans
    Northern Regional Director
  9. Allan Alt
    At Large Regional Director
  10. Candy Holcombe
    Central Regional Director
  11. Dan Fischer
    Immediate Past President

2015-2016

  1. Dan Fischer
    President
  2. Wynn Hornburg
    President Elect
  3. Larz McAdoo
    Secretary
  4. Marilyn Green
    Treasurer
  5. Ruben Garcia
    At Large Regional Director
  6. Mike Cirillo
    Southern Regional Director
  7. Andy Carey
    At Large Regional Director
  8. Mickey Evans
    Northern Regional Director
  9. Allan Alt
    At Large Regional Director
  10. Clint Lau
    Central Regional Director
  11. Ernie Schroer
    Immediate Past President

2014-2015

  1. Ernie Schroer
    President
  2. Dan Fischer
    President Elect
  3. Keith Casenhiser
    Secretary
  4. Wynn Hornburg
    Treasurer
  5. Lawrence McAdoo
    At Large Regional Director
  6. Mike Cirillo
    Southern Regional Director
  7. Marilyn Green
    At Large Regional Director
  8. Mickey Evans
    Northern Regional Director
  9. Allan Alt
    At Large Regional Director
  10. Clint Lau
    Central Regional Director
  11. Alex Boggs
    Immediate Past President

2013-2014

  1. Alex Boggs
    President
  2. Ernie Schroer
    President Elect
  3. Dan Fischer
    Secretary
  4. Keith Casenhiser
    Treasurer
  5. Lawrence McAdoo
    At Large Regional Director
  6. Wynn Hornburg
    Southern Regional Director
  7. Marilyn Green
    At Large Regional Director
  8. Skip Green
    Northern Regional Director
  9. Allan Alt
    At Large Regional Director
  10. Clint Lau
    Central Regional Director
  11. Fran Hirsch
    Immediate Past President

2012-2013

  1. Fran Hirsch
    President
  2. Alex Boggs
    President Elect
  3. Bill Schweinfurth
    Secretary
  4. Ernie Schroer
    Treasurer
  5. Lawrence McAdoo
    At Large Regional Director
  6. Wynn Hornburg
    Southern Regional Director
  7. Dan Fischer
    At Large Regional Director
  8. Skip Green
    Northern Regional Director
  9. Jerry Fick
    At Large Regional Director
  10. Clint Lau
    Central Regional Director
  11. Keith Casenhiser
    Immediate Past President

2011-2012

  1. Keith Casenhiser
    President
  2. Fran Hirsch
    President Elect
  3. Ernie Schroer
    Secretary
  4. Alex Boggs
    Treasurer
  5. Skip Green
    At Large Regional Director
  6. Wynn Hornburg
    Southern Regional Director
  7. Dan Fischer
    At Large Regional Director
  8. Bill Schweinfurth
    Northern Regional Director
  9. Jerry Fick
    At Large Regional Director
  10. Clint Lau
    Central Regional Director
  11. John Grant
    Immediate Past President

WMA
455 Capitol Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, California 95814

Phone: 916-448-7002
Fax: 916-448-7085
Web: https://www.WMA.org/

For the 2016-2017 year, the new President of the WMA is Wynn Hornburg, the President Elect is Larz McAdoo and the immediate Past President is Dan Fischer who is also a community owner. The MHPHOA have come across Daniel C. Fischer’s name many times during our research into Kort & Scott Financial Group.

According to online records, Daniel C. Fischer appears to have been the Acquisitions Director for Kort & Scott Financial Group (KSFG). Dan Fischer also appears to have been the previous owner of at least two (2) mobile home parks currently owned by KSFG; Friendly Village Mobile Home Park in Long Beach and Reseda Mobile Homes in Reseda. The MHPHOA have a questionable timeline of events for both of these mobile home parks which have been, and/or are involved in civil litigation with the park owners.

Based on our continuing research of the California Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL), California Assembly Bills (AB), California Senate Bills (SB) and amendments thereto, the MHPHOA have logically concluded that the WMA is being utilized as a tool by a group of predatory property owners, and their advisors, to significantly influence legislation governing California’s mobile home parks.

  1. California Apartment Association (CAA)
  2. California Manufactured Housing Institute (CMHI)
  3. California Mobile Home Park Owners Alliance (CMPA)
  4. California Trailer Park Association (CTPA)
  5. Community Associations Institute (CAI)
  6. Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  7. Manufactured Home Community Owners (MHCO)
  8. Manufactured Housing Educational Trust (MHET)
  9. Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)
  10. Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association (WMA)

The rotten apple spoils his companion.
Poor Richard’s Almanack – Benjamin Franklin