On Thursday, December 1, the Community Association Institute-MN Chapter (CAI) will host their annual Holiday Gala and Vision Awards ceremony. CAI, the international trade organization for community associations and regarded as the national experts in education programs, publications, association governance and advocacy, and the accreditation body holds this annual event to recognize and celebrate managers, business partners, and homeowner leaders.
Multiple awards are given out for both associations and individual managers. Nominations are submitted by CAI members, and a special voting committee reviews all nomination applications for specific criteria. The awards are a high honor and have significant recognition by industry experts, for industry professionals. Sharper is honored to be nominated for the following:
- Above & Beyond – Michelle Waldroff. This award recognizes an individual for substantive achievement in performing tasks and services beyond the typical job description and scope of responsibilities.
- Excellence in Service – Lorie Mestas. This award recognizes a manager that goes beyond the call of duty to service the board and homeowners to make the community a better place.
- Financial Impact – Matthew Vitek. This award recognizes a manager who positively impacted a community(s) in a significant manner, such as budget management, capital improvement project management, insurance claim navigation, etc.
- Rookie of the Year – Jeremy Schulz. This award recognizes a manager with less than two years’ experience that excelled in all aspects of community association management functions.
- Intermediate Manager of the Year – Tracy Shaver. This award recognizes a manager with 2-5 years of experience that excelled in all aspects of community association management functions.
- Advanced Manager of the Year – Melissa Cushing & Natalie Martynow. This award recognizes a manager with over 7 years of experience that excelled in all aspects of community association management functions.
- Association of the Year – This award recognizes an association Board of Directors whose members clearly understand their roles and fiduciary responsibilities, putting the association’s interests ahead of and above all personal agendas.
- (Large: 100+ Homes) – Ridgewood Condominium Association – Manager Tom Parsons.
- (Small: Less than 100 Homes) – Henley Condominium Association – Manager Kimberly DuPont.
- Outstanding Community – 1666 Coffman (Manager Lorie Mestas). This award recognizes an association that values community building.
Last year Sharper was fortunate to take home five awards and had eight nominees. We stole the show! With a crowd of nearly 400 industry colleagues and friends planning to attend the special night this year, our fingers are crossed for another great Sharper Management showing! Congratulations to all of the nominees!