Chair Chat

Fri, September 11, 2015 | Board and Administration

CHANGE:
Throughout life all of us are faced with changes. Change can be frightening; change can be exciting, change can result in self examination, change can create opportunities! We can all identify with these and other effects of change.  Your Property Owners Association is now facing change with the departure of our General Manager; this affects our membership, our employee leadership and their respective teams.

Your Board is working tirelessly with POA staff to limit the impact this change has on our members. We are meeting on a regular basis to gather information and make operating decisions during this interim period while looking for a new leader.

The Search for a new General Manager:
Many members have wondered (and offered advise) how we will, or should begin the search process for our new General Manager.  After much discussion and with the best interests of the MEMBERSHIP as a guiding principle your Board has entered into an agreement with GSI Executive Search to assist with the identification, recruitment and hiring of a General Manager.  GSI has partnered with many “like” organizations seeking qualified leadership.

Why did we agree to work in concert with a Search Firm?
While your board members bring vast experience from a variety of disciplines, as a collective we do not possess the expertise needed to find the BEST candidates to direct your amenity based association We gathered input from other POA organizations relative to their experiences when faced with similar circumstances.  We looked at the time it would take us to navigate the vetting process alone or in tandem with a Search firm. We looked at the cost associated with a tandem approach as it related to a new hire.

After these and other considerations, taking into account all factors of time, expense, membership and staff leadership needs, we determined that partnering with a Search firm is in the Bella Vista Property Owners Association’s BEST interest.

One benefit of change is the opportunity of our leadership to look at policies and procedures from a different perspective.  This can have a very positive impact on the manner in which we operate your amenities.

I would like to give my thanks to Tommy Bailey, who has contributed much to our community in his time here, I wish him the best moving forward.

Who has the best GOLF GROUP in Bella Vista?
 I am proud to announce the CHAIRMAN’S CUP!; a team competition to determine bragging rights for the next year.  This competition will crown an overall team champion, a ladies team champion and a men’s team champion.  This new event should be a great way to showcase your golf group. Look for more details soon from Andy Mar and Golf Operations!

September 11 is Patriot Day in the United States
Please take time to remember the 2997+ citizens who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on our country.  I lost a special nephew- in- law in our response to those attacks, he was a good man, he was an honest man and most importantly he was a loving father and husband.

Remember well all we lost, you knew and the sacrifices made for freedom.

For Your Board
Bob Brooks

CHANGE:
Throughout life all of us are faced with changes. Change can be frightening; change can be exciting, change can result in self examination, change can create opportunities! We can all identify with these and other effects of change. Your Property Owners Association is now facing change with the departure of our General Manager; this affects our membership, our employee leadership and their respective teams. CHANGE:
Throughout life all of us are faced with changes. Change can be frightening; change can be exciting, change can result in self examination, change can create opportunities! We can all identify with these and other effects of change. Your Property Owners Association is now facing change with the departure of our General Manager; this affects our membership, our employee leadership and their respective teams.