A huge thank you to everyone that came out to the second Strategic Planning session on Friday, April 24, 2015 and shared their thoughts on the community.
The board study session was an opportunity for our community to start the process of planning what we (the residents) want our community to look like five, ten and fifteen years down the road. Some people have said to me, “Why should I care what this place looks like down the road, I probably won’t be alive then.” The reason to care is for the value of your homes for when you or a loved one wants to sell your home, or if your children want to some day live in your home after you are gone. Toward that end the Board is working on a long-term plan, in addition to their daily activities of overseeing the governance of the community on a day-to-day basis.
The board worked on a mission statement – which will guide the objectives in the future. They settled on: “Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in our neighborhood through management of common areas, enforcement of rules and covenants, support of initiatives that strengthen bonds among residents, and investment in capital improvements that benefit the greater good while providing a framework for a high quality of life, promote a strong sense of community in a caring, ethical, innovative and accountable manner.”
Next the board looked at feedback they had received from residents on what they would like the community to look like and these items were placed on charts in the room.
An open forum was held where the residents had an opportunity to comment or ask questions (up to 3 minutes each).
The board then went to the charts and noted which items listed should be a top priority, a second priority and finally low or third priority in consideration for the plan. The results were:
Amenities: Restaurant improvement was #1; adding a second pro-shop and adding a performing arts fixed seat theater were tied for #2.
Financial: EIN Tax ID numbers for clubs was #1; Self-Management was #2
Clubs: Court space/possible viewing stands was #1; storage space was #2; meeting space #3
Communication: Email blasts was #1; Radio Station was #2
Phase III Land: Racket courts was #1; RV storage with solar panels was #2
Next steps: Chair, Joan Dzuro, will write up the assignments for the committees to start researching the #1 items above. The board liaisons will then present these to the various committees and at each subsequent strategic planning session a representative from this committee will give the board an update on their progress in researching their assignment. These committees are research only, NO BIDS are allowed to be asked for or received and NO commitments to anyone can be made by the committees. This is informational only for the board.
The next session will be 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 8th in the ballroom. At that time updates on current projects will be heard and the board will finalize the vision statement for the plan as well.
Hope to see you all there. Continue sending in your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by: Joan Dzuro, Chair Strategic Planning Committee