Condo Media - June 2018 - 28
HOMEOWNERS TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES
Chapter president Peter Westhaver and immediate past
president Bob Keegan presented the evening's first award to
an association that was recognized for their efforts in bringing
residents together. An active social committee organizes and
oversees a number of annual events and programs that foster
community spirit year-round at Regency at Assabet Ridge
Condominium in Marlboro, Mass., and make the association
this year's recipient of the association achievement award for
"Community Programs and Events."
For keeping residents informed about what is happening in
the community, homeowner volunteer Shirley Stahl and Sauta
Farm Condominium Trust in Hudson, Mass., were presented
the "Member Communications" Award. The ongoing bimonthly publication was described as an effective resident
communication that keeps readers informed about association
events, provides important board and committee updates, and
spotlights residents in special interest sections. Residents are
connected with the greater community with local restaurant
reviews, real estate listings, and more.
Homeowner volunteers often take on time-consuming and
difficult challenges in the best interest of the association and its
residents. Spearheading a lengthy initiative that would involve
countless meetings among residents and association professionals, as well as a number of appearances before town planning boards and annual town meetings, Hans Kivijarv and Eagle
Ridge Estates Home Owners Association were successful in
transferring the responsibility of road maintenance back to the
town and, as a result, financially transforming the association
and earning them the "CAI-NE Creative Solutions" Award.
PROFESSIONAL COMMITMENT TO THE INDUSTRY
Around New England, professional managers and business
partners work hand in hand with their client associations,
owners, and residents. Nominated by the association and
peers for possessing a mix of professionalism and patience,
compassion and caring, as well as financial acumen and
technical expertise, Sandie O'Neill, site-manager at Wellesley Green Condominium in Wellesley, Mass., received the
"CAI-NE Manager of the Year" Award.
Regency at Assabet Ridge Condominium accepts the Community
Programs & Events Award. From left: Gina DeFrancesco, David Beresford,
Richard Lodi, Karen Nelson, and CAI-NE president Peter Westhaver
In her four years as manager at the 150-unit townhouse condominium community, she has earned the highest praise from unit
owners and volunteer leaders.
Also nominated for adhering to the highest standards and
possessing a strong work ethic, the "CAI-NE Business Partner
of the Year" recipient, Brett Emery with Emery Construction in
Salem, Mass., was recognized.
Management companies and their managers are an important
part of the association's professional team. Working to serve
the needs of clients requires the ability to solve problems, make
educated decisions, and build rapport with residents and business partners. Brigs, LLC, AAMC, in Boston, Mass., was awarded
the "CAI-NE Management Company of the Year" having
been nominated for their company values, skill and knowledge
of their managers, and commitment to education and professionalism. In addition to being frequent program participants
and speakers, as well as longstanding chapter committee chairs
and members, managers in the company hold a number of
professional management designations including Professional
Community Association Manager (PCAM), the highest designation awarded by CAI. Brigs, LLC, AAMC, has also attained the
AAMC accreditation demonstrating a commitment to providing
the diverse services community associations need.
VOLUNTEERS MAKE CAI-NE
CHAPTER SUCCESS POSSIBLE
"Recruiter of the Year," Bob Linney, was singled out for
recruiting the most number of new CAI members in 2017 and
helping to maintain the CAI-NE chapter's prestigious status as
one of the top 10 chapters by size in the country.
"CAI-NE Volunteer of the Year" award recipient Andrew
Robinson, has helped to further the goals of New England communities as well as CAI and the New England Chapter. Having
served multiple terms on the CAI-NE board as a homeowner
volunteer representative he keeps the issues of homeowners
at the forefront. In addition to serving on the CAI-NE board,
Andrew is also a board member and president of his own community, Brickworks Condominium in Cambridge, Mass.
The chapter applauds these award winners and congratulates
them on their community, business and industry success.
Shirley Stahl and Sauta Farm Condominium are presented with the
Member Communications Award