Community Management: Five Ways to Transform Your Community


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To build the strongest neighborhoods, homeowner association (HOA) board members must understand the value of proper community management. Every board grabbles with growing challenges like crime, foreclosures, lack of communication among neighbors and other things that place strains on community development. Through successful community management, boards can transform their neighborhoods into great places to live. Learn more about Community Management by visiting

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Community Management: Five Ways to Transform Your Community

  1. 1. Community ManagementFive Ways to Transform Your Community
  2. 2. Community Management• To build the strongest neighborhoods, HOA’s must understand the value of proper community management• Fortunately, HOA boards have the power to do more than enforce CCRs and collect dues. Through successful community management, they can transform neighborhoods into great places to live
  3. 3. Community Management• Five community management tips for HOA boards to truly make a difference in neighborhoods: – Create Vision – HOA board needs to define where it’s going before it decides how to get there. Board can provide input on ideal neighborhood. HOA members are encouraged to participate in the process. A vision will surface, from this vision, board can develop a vision statement
  4. 4. Community Management – Focus on Achieving Core Goals – taking necessary steps to turn vision into reality. The vision provides high-level road map to plot the board’s goals. Goals can be developed into short- term and long-term goals – Communicate With Residents – good management requires HOA keep residents in communication loop. Through this, HOA minimize conflict risk. Instead, they improve creating a more engaged and committed community
  5. 5. Community Management – Cultivate Leaders – too often not enough residents get involved in HOA activities. Strong community management requires new HOA leadership always be cultivated. HOA board must have ongoing plans in place to groom potential new leaders. This type of community management planning helps keep the HOA vibrant.
  6. 6. Community Management – Don’t Give Up – Every HOA will experience hits and misses. Remember to keep moving forward. Working together, the HOA will be transformed into a community where everyone wants to live• AAM works with many of the largest homebuilding and community development companies in the United States
  7. 7. Community Management• Founded in 1990, AAM employs 370 people and manages nearly 400 homeowners associations in the United States.• AAM is dedicated to delivering total peace of mind to the Boards of Directors and homeowners in the communities it manages.
  8. 8. Community ManagementAbout the AuthorSusan Williams is Vice President, BusinessDevelopment and Marketing at AAMCommunity Management, one of Americasmost-respected Homeowner Association (HOA)management companies. Learn more aboutCommunity Management by visiting