The Self Storage Association or SSA is a tax-exempt, non-profit organisation that was established in the year 1975. The association has been representing both the international and US self storage industry for over 35 years. SSA forwards the requests and sentiments of the industry not only to the US Congress, but also to the concerned federal agencies and departments. This article provides you with an overview of the Self Storage Association.
The association is very active in representing the industry before state regulatory and legislative bodies. The SSA is also connected to around 27 regional and state associations in the US, and four international organisations that represent thousands of self storage facilities located in Latin America, Europe, South America , Australia, Asia, and Canada. Organisation The SSA is being governed by a 12-member Board of Directors, in addition to ex officio seats that represent the offices of the General Counsel and the President and CEO. The Board conducts meetings every quarter, while the Executive Committee has more frequent meetings. The association employs ten professionals that are stationed in Alexandria, Virginia. The yearly budget of the association typically ranges from $4 million to $5 million.
Benefits in joining the SSA
Data and information By joining SSA, you will have access to informative publications such as the SSA facts and trends report and F.O.C.U.S. (the Financial & Operational Characteristics of US Self Storage study) to help you grow your business and improve or fine-tune your practices. Executive education and employee training SSA members can enjoy substantial savings in employee and executive education training programmes that are being offered by the association. Training courses offered by SSA includes the Owners-Investors course, Winter Executive Workshop, and the Regional Supervisors Program. If you cannot attend regular classes, you can enroll in SSA’s Online University which also offers webcasts and downloadable conference sessions. Rewards and benefits The SSA has put together a "Value Proposition " that's unparalleled in the industry. Assuming that you take full advantage of all the programs and discounts offered by SSA, you can easily gain ten times more benefits than you pay in membership dues. Membership services SSA is known for having one of the best membership retention rates in the whole association management industry. They provide timely and accurate responses to queries and questions. The association also adheres to a same day or one day service policy.