January Meeting


Tax tips!  Who doesn’t need those this time of year?  Our meeting this Thursday, January 8, will be a NOON meeting at the Clarion Hotel.

Therie Cutchlow, Enrolled Agent and Master Tax Advisor for H&R Block, will present our program on Tax Tips for landlords.  She will provide tips on important things to remember, deductions, depreciation, etc. etc. on personal, corporate and LLCs.

The lunch buffet will be served at 11:45, with our program starting at noon.  Reservations are necessary as the Clarion needs a count for both food prep and seating.  Email us at [email protected] by Tuesday, January 6th to let us know you will be there.

Congratulations to our 2015 Board of Directors, who were elected at our December meeting.  Special thanks to Bob Randklev, who has sold his residential rentals and has gone off our Board after several years of great service.  And we welcome our new Board member, Sheri Sturdivan.  Our Board meets monthly to plan our meetings, watch local, state and federal issues that affect our members, and work to get our input into pending legislation.  Each of our Board members also serves on a subcommittee, coordinating our meetings, vendors, membership, website, treasury, etc.  The 2015 Executive Officers, President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer will be elected at at our January Board meeting on the 15th.

Our 2015 Board of Directors:

Therie Cutchlow:  Therie’s occupation is Income Tax Preparation, as well as being a landlord with two rental houses that she owns and manages. She became an active landlord seven years ago, and has been a Landlords of Linn County member since around 2007.  She is a native of Cedar Rapids, and an avid supporter of realistic change and measurable progress for our city.

Michele Formanek:  Property Manager for Granite Valley Apartments, 166 units.  Michele has managed rental property for fourteen years.  She has been a member of LLC since 1998, and on our Board for about twelve years.  Michele is currently our Membership Chair, coordinating our meeting locations.  When not “at work”, she is at home with her husband and two sons. Michele is also a Color Guard instructor for the Prairie High School Marching Band, and secretary for her sons’ daycare parent advisory committee.

Kim Frederickson:  Community Manager, Gateway Gardens Apartments, 328 units. Kim has been managing rental property since 1991, and a member of LLC since 1991.  She has been on our Board since 2006 and has also served on the Landlords of Iowa Board of Directors since 2007.  She is Board Secretary for both LLC and LLIA. When not working Kim enjoys going to the movies and traveling.

Kim Gordon:   Property Manager for Affordable Housing Network, Inc., 785 units.  Kim has been active in the housing industry for the past 23 years, 14 as a landlord.  She has been a member of LLC on and off over the past 18 years, and has served on our Board for a total of about eight years.  Kim enjoys reading, running, and spending time with family and friends.

Garry Grimm:  Garry has been a landlord since 1979, and owns 22 single family homes. He has been a member of LLC since 1995, and on our Board since 2001. Garry is currently serving as our Vice President, and is also our Program Chair. He also serves on the C.R. Housing Appeals Board, and is a long term member of the Wellington Heights and Mound View neighborhood associations.

Marilyn Heaverlo: Marilyn has been in property management for over  25 years, managing various properties, conventional, tax credit, HUD, and non profit apartments.   She is currently the manager at Edgewood apartments, 72 units. She has served on our Board off and on since about  2002 and is now on our Vendor Committee.

Barb Kintzle:  Barb is the Property Manager at Continental Terrace Apartments, 144 units.  She has been managing rental property for nine years, and a member of Landlords of Linn County for seven years.  Barb has been on our Board for the past four years, has served as our Treasurer, and is currently Vendor Chair.  Barb is also President of Treeline Homeowners Association.

Linda Miller:  Linda is retired from Rockwell Collins and owns two 4-plexes in Marion.  She has been a landlord since 2006, and has been a member of Landlords of Linn County since 2008.  Linda was previously on the GLBT Board at Rockwell Collins.  Linda has been a Landlords of Linn County Board member for two years, serving on our Vendor Committee.  She works part time for a Greenhouse and Landscaping company. 

Bob Mitchell:  After 42 years in the computer industry, Bob is now a full time landlord, with six rental units.  He has been a landlord since 1999 and a member of LLC since 2004.  Bob is our Legislative Chair, 2011 Landlords of Iowa Convention Chair, and also serves on the Landlords of Iowa Board of Directors. 

Laura O’Leary:  Manager, Pheasant Run Apartments, 231 units, plus owns three rental condos.  Laura has been managing rental property since 1986 years and a member of LLC since 1988.  She has served on the Landlords of Iowa Board of Directors, and current president of LLC.  Previously served on the Cedar Rapids Housing Board of Appeals and is currently on the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission. 

Dick Rehman:  Retired real estate investor.  Dick owns 46 units, and was a charter member of Landlords of Linn County when it first formed as Metropolitan Housing Association in 1978.  Dick is currently our Treasurer and on our Technology Committee. He is a past president of Landlords of Linn County, and Landlords of Iowa.  He has served on the Cedar Rapids Affordable Housing Commission and the Continuum of Care Council.  His other great interest is traveling.

Sheri Sturdivan:  Sheri is now a full time landlord after a previous career as a Legal Secretary and Senior. Administrative Assistant.   She and her husband, Mike O’Donnell, own five properties, and joined LLC in early 2011.  Sheri’s other interests include traveling, bowling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Happy New Year, everyone, and we will see you on Thursday!