Self Storage Association Announces Young Leaders Group


    The SSA’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) is for the next generation of self storage professionals. As industries continue to grow, it is important to develop the connections within the next generation for future interaction and growth.

    Whether you are a supplier to the industry, a self storage operator or manager, the YLG was created to enable the future of the industry to meet and network in a fun social environment, apart from, but in conjunction with traditional SSA events. Members of the YLG are the future leaders of their organizations and may one day become future members of the Board of Directors or possibly the Chairman of the Self Storage Association.

    The YLG meets two times per year during the SSA Spring & Fall meetings. In order to join, you must be under 40 years of age. Annual membership dues are $50. For more information contact Travis Morrow at (520) 577-9777 or

    About The Self Storage Association

    The Self Storage Association (SSA) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization formed in 1975 under Section 501-c-6 of the Internal Revenue Code. For nearly 40 years the Association has served as the official trade organization and voice of the U.S. and international self storage industry.

     The SSA is the registered lobbying entity representing the U.S. industry’s more than 48,500 facilities before the U.S. Congress and federal departments and agencies. The association is also quite active in representation of the industry before state legislative and regulatory bodies. The Association has spent more than $3.0 million in the last three years modernizing more than 25 state lien laws, as well as adding specialty licenses for the offering of tenant insurance, and authorizing reasonable late fees, dealing with abandoned records and vehicles and fighting the imposition of sales taxes on self storage rents in a dozen other states. The respective state lien laws govern the operation of self storage facilities and the customer relationship. Many of these laws were written 25-35 years ago as the industry emerged. Outdated legal language in many laws is cumbersome in the light of state-of-the-art communications – such as the Internet, smart phones, email notifications, etc. Therefore, the SSA and its state affiliates are working diligently to revise and modernize these lien law statues.

    The national SSA is formally affiliated with 37 state and regional associations within the United States and another five international organizations representing another 12,000 self storage facilities situated in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America, South America and Japan. We are also working with the self storage industry in China and Brazil. For more information, please visit:



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