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Message from the President: March 2019

This month’s issue of Quorum kicks off with recognition of the 2018 Community Association of the Year Award winners and reflects on all of the hard work and dedication that went into this achievement. In 2018 we had dozens of nominations for consideration in five categories: Very Large, Medium and Small Community, Communicator of the Year, and my personal favorite, the Charitable Community of the Year. Every nomination was carefully reviewed on the merits by a distinguished panel of industry leaders that ultimately chose our five deserving winners!

Our communities are vibrant, diverse and dynamic and are often held together by a group of homeowner volunteers, property managers and industry-focused business partners. The Community Association of the Year Awards are a true reflection of the combined efforts of these partnerships and ultimately serve to recognize those communities that stood out among the crowded field of qualified candidates. I invite you to turn the pages of this month’s edition to learn more about each of the winners and how they brought their ‘A’ game in 2018. On behalf of the entire board of directors and Chapter staff, I would like to extend my congratulations to all of this year’s Community Association of the Year Award winners!

Lastly, this edition also reflects on our Chapter’s history of service and giving back to the communities that we live and play in. Our fist give-back event of the year will be the annual Ronald McDonald House Landscaping Day, taking place on Saturday, March 23rd at the Ronald McDonald House in Fairfax, Virginia.

The Chapter’s annual Landscaping Day event started many years ago and was the brainchild of the late, great Neil Moreland, as an effort to provide some hands-on help to spruce up the landscaping and exterior of the Ronald McDonald House. This local program serves an important role in our community as it provides a place for families to call home while they stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost. Many years after its inception, the chapter continues this tradition of assisting with keeping the grounds clean and vibrant. I invite you to join me for a day of service, Chapter camaraderie and an overall good time. Bring your work boots, some water and your teamwork spirit for this worthwhile event.

See you soon!


Rafael A. Martinez, CTP
2019 Board President