Five Orange County community association managers were recently honored with Vision Awards from the Laguna Niguel-based California Association of Community Managers (CACM) at their annual EXPO and Conference held at the Disneyland Hotel and Convention Center in Anaheim.
The Vision Awards are open to thousands of CACM managers and affiliates each year. This year a total of 14 Vision Awards in honor of outstanding service in the world of community association management were presented to qualifying professionals in California. Honorees from around the state were recognized for best practices in homeowners’ association management. To date, California has a total of 46,000 registered homeowners associations.
Vision Awardees include Jessica Wroten from Seabreeze Management Co. Inc. in Aliso Viejo, Denise Gibbs of Crummack Huseby Property Management Inc. in Lake Forest, Kendrah Kay with PowerStone Property Management in Irvine, Kristin Lewis from Optimum Professional Property Management Inc. in Tustin and Natalie Valdez-Smith of Merit Property Management in Aliso Viejo.
“This year’s Vision Awards recognized those members who have demonstrated creativity, perseverance and dedication to their homeowners and the communities in which their clients live,” said President and CEO, CACM Karen D. Conlon. “Association management is a demanding, 24/7 type of profession. Managers and others working in this field must demonstrate excellent judgment, sound interpersonal and problem-solving skills, and a dedication to creating a positive community environment. These awards are designed to recognize the very best professionals in our industry, and their commitment to making California communities the envy of the rest of the world.”
Wroten was honored in the category of Communications Management while Gibbs was recognized in the category of Physical Management. Kay won the Spirit Award in honor of her commitment to the industry, loyalty to clients, and promotion of positive working relationships. Lewis won a Vision Award for Manager’s Choice, an award determined by accumulated online votes from association members. Valdez-Smith won this year’s Rookie of the Year award, presented to managers with less than two years of experience, who have showcased a high level of commitment to their profession.
CACM’s membership is comprised of more than 3,000 California-based professionals currently working in California’s multi-billion dollar community association management industry.
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