Monday, November 7, 2011

Not Exactly the Winning Platform (Or Is It?)

Here's what I just sent to my community's HOA property manager, as my "pitch" to get reelected to our board of directors. Given the neighborhood's turnover in recent years, I hope and expect that someone new will want to take charge. That's how it's supposed to be, right? Please let me know what you think. Will this work as planned, or does it look more like bitter resignation?

I am currently serving on the Board of Directors and have been since July of 2008 -- shortly after I helped to start our community’s block watch program. I also represent our village on the city’s Laveen Village Planning Committee and work professionally in real estate, with an emphasis on researching communities/properties for investment purposes and representing buyers and sellers as an agent.

My ongoing focus for our HOA is to responsibly manage our finances and try as best we can to preserve property values by upholding our community’s CC&Rs in a fair manner. In the past, i have been a strong advocate of using extra funds for community events like BBQs and picnics. This is something that I would like to see become common again in Highland at Rogers Ranch, but we need help and feedback. I wish I could say that I’ve been reelected in past years by an overwhelming show of support for these kinds of actions, but instead have remained on the board as a default candidate due to problems with too few votes being cast for eligible candidates. Please let me know directly how you feel this time around and cast your vote, or feel free to run against me. I promise to hold this office dutifully, but would not mind someone else stepping up to take my place if they have fresh ideas and are committed to seeing them through to reality. This is a call to action -- please be involved in one way or another. Thank you.