Potomac Green Community Association was named Community Association of the Year in the Very Large Category. They are managed by FirstService Residential, AAMC. This is the essay submitted with the community’s application.
I began to help on our fledgling committees and, as I approached retirement in 2010, I became more involved and was elected to serve as chair of one of our committees. In 2013 when the developer handed the board to the residents, I was elected not only to the board but also as president of the association.
Having already taken the CAI Fundamentals course, I understood the value of CAI’s many support tools and insisted that all of our new board members begin their tenure by attending the CAI course. The board began in earnest implementing policies and processes based on CAI’s recommendations, and now have 17 formally published resolutions to guide our operations.
On a personal basis, it has been exceptionally rewarding to learn the intricacies of HOA leadership and help our great community become even better.
Potomac Green is dedicated to providing a rich quality of life to our 2,500 residents. Our social committee plans over 20 major social events each year, most of which sell out. Our Lifestyle Director arranges many events for residents such as trips to New York, shows at the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap, plays in Washington, local area trips, and health and wellness events. She is also the focal point for members to pursue common interests in hobbies and in recreational, social and cultural endeavors via our 35 clubs and groups.
When you’re ready for your final home, check out Potomac Green. I’m confident that, like me, you’ll say “I’m home!”