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Clear the Air with Smoke-free Apartments | Lunch and Learn Webinar

Clear the Air with Smoke-free Apartments | Lunch and Learn Webinar

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
34 Seats Remaining

* Registration open until 2/27/24 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

Smoking is a leading cause of fires and the number one cause of fire fatalities. There is no safe amount of secondhand smoke; third-hand smoke exposure, or the residue left after the smoke is gone, is also dangerous, difficult, and expensive to remove. Join our panel as we discuss a suggested process for converting apartments to smoke-free housing, including policy decisions, documentation, enforcement options, and tools to help you and your residents with these adjustments.


Don't Miss This Seminar!

Learn about opportunities, benefits, legal issues and strategies for success on implementing a smoke-free multi-unit housing policy - from start to finish!

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from industry leaders:

  • Carleen Crawford, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Mecklenburg County Public Health
  • Scott Wilkerson, Chief Investment Officer, Ginkgo Residential



Carleen Crawford, is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and Regional Tobacco Control Manager,  serving North Carolina Health Region 4 which includes Charlotte (Mecklenburg Co.) and 10 surrounding counties. In her role, Crawford is a champion who works closely with public health and community partners to drive action on tobacco-free living through policy, environmental and system changes. She holds a BSBA from the University of Mount Olive.


Scott Wilkerson, Chief Investment Officer, oversees all acquisition and investment activities at Ginkgo Residential. He brings 35 years of multifamily experience, including as President/CEO of BNP Residential Properties, a publicly traded REIT. Wilkerson was Regional Vice President for NAA and President of both the Apartment Association of North Carolina and the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association. He has received a BS in Accounting from UNC Charlotte and is both a CPA and a real estate broker

Interested in becoming a smoke-free certified apartment community? Learn about our Smoke-Free Certification program here