The following is the latest in a series of monthly messages from the RVR Master Association Board, called “A View From the Board.” The messages summarize recent Board decisions and discussions, and are designed to bring RVR homeowners up to date on issues important to the community.
June is here again. As we very slowly and cautiously reopen our Ranch House, this June is unlike any RVR has ever experienced. Our current priority remains the health and safety of employees, homeowners and their families.
It may be a different looking June, but the business of managing the RVR community continues without pause.
Every June, several RVR Master Association Board members’ terms expire. This year, it is our Board Treasurer, Todd Richmond; our Board Secretary Ben Johnston; and me – your RVRMA Board President.
Both Ben and Todd have agreed to run for another three-year term. I am thankful for their service and commitment to RVR, as they are exceptional Board members who bring a wealth of knowledge to their positions. Todd is a vice president of Finance at the Aspen Ski Company; his wisdom on financial and budget matters is invaluable to us. Ben is a partner at a local law firm; his knowledge of homeowner association law and familiarity with our governing documents is a strategic asset to the Board.
After six years on the Board, two of them as President, I will not be running again. Being a part of our neighborhod leadership has been a tremendous and fulfilling experience. But it’s time to encourage someone else to join the Board and bring fresh ideas and new skill sets. I have always felt that the more homeowners members who sit on their HOA board, the stronger the community.
Homeowners considering Board service should believe strongly in the HOA’s mission to strengthen the community and enhance property values. In their Board role, homeowners must see beyond their own issues and take on a fiduciary duty to the association as a whole.
I became Board President in July 2018, not because I had the abundant talent for the job, but because I had the most experience and longest tenure with the RVR Board. I was more than a little nervous to be in the line of fire with the occasional disgruntled homeowner. But I have to say that most everyone has been gracious and appreciative of my efforts, and the Board’s. For that, I thank you all.
I’ve really enjoyed working with both the staff and the other Board members. I can’t say enough for our management team -- Sterling, Kendra, and James --
and those they lead, both inside and outside the Ranch House. They all work exceptionally hard, with the goal of making RVR an outstanding place to live.
The Board members, both past and present, have also been terrific. They may have different takes on various issues but unfailingly come together to work out great solutions to meet any of our problems. Any of our current Board members would make an outstanding President, if they desired to step into that spot. So I’m confident that I’m leaving you in good hands. The transition to the next Board President will take place at our July 2020 Board meeting.
Finally, I love living here. Like many of you, I look forward to a time when Covid-19 no longer dominates our daily lives and discourse. It will be nice to once again have great social activities at RVR. Wonderful neighbors make us a great community and I really enjoy spending time with you all.
On behalf of your volunteer RVRMA Board,