CAI's Pocono Mountains Regional Council hosts the 2021 Large Scale Communities Forum, with topics and speakers relevant to this unique type of community association.
8:30 AM Registration, hot breakfast and exhibits
9:00 AM Opening session
Managing the Large Scale Community
Presented by Jim Ott, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, Appletree Resource Group, Inc., AAMC; and Mike Sibio, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, Community Manager, Hemlock Farms Community Association
Join us as we review some of the latest strategies employed by Large Scale Managers with understanding the employee-contractor balance, developing successful relationships with municipal, state and federal government entities, ownership turnover and education in a COVID-19 impacted fast paced real estate market. Will the revival of the market urge commercial developers to respond to the ever-changing demographic needs and what will be the Large Scale Community role?
10:00 to 11:00 AM Breakout Sessions: Choose One
Session 1: Why Proactive Lake Management Is a Better Value
Presented by Bob Schindler, Solitude Lake Management
Keeping your lakes and stormwater ponds ecologically balanced and beautiful is not a one-time job. It requires consistent and customized proactive care. If you wait until a problem reveals itself to take action, chances are you’ll always be playing catch-up—and spending more to address the issue. A holistic approach to lake and pond management utilizes eco-friendly products, advanced lake fountains and pond aeration systems, innovative weed and algae control techniques, and many other proactive solutions that extend the lifespan of water resources while maximizing your budget.
Session 2: Sustainable Land & Resource Management
Speaker: Robin Anglemyer CBLP-D CBLP-I, Strauser’s Nature Helpers
Join Strauser’s Nature Helpers in a breakout session on sustainable landscape and land management best practices, and learn how your community can:
- Reduce stormwater runoff and filter environmental waste
- Reduce water use through smart irrigation alternatives
- Maintain healthy landscapes with Integrated Pest Management
11:00 to 12:00 PM Closing Session
Pandemic Panel Discussion: Long Term Impact of Covid-19 on Community Associations
- John Carney, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Community Manager, Wallenpaupack Lake Estates POA;
- Cathleen Dunn, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Community Manager, A Pocono Country Place POA;
- Phyllis Haase, Community Manager, Penn Estates POA;
- Steve Bunker, Board President, Pocono Farms Country Club CA
This panel, including community managers and association board presidents, will engage in a discussion with the audience on what the new, next normal is for community associations.