Events & Classes


Large Scale Community Facilities Maintenance Forum

Friday, October 04, 2019
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Please join us for our Large Scale Communities Facilities Maintenance Forum on October 4, 2019 at Hemlock Farms Community Association. 

While this program was created for large scale communities, attendance is appropriate for managers, board members, and facilities maintenance staff from any size community. Please join us for this informative program regardless of the size of your community.

Program Schedule

Registration & Breakfast Buffet 8:30 am to 9:00 am
Sessions 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon

Opening Session: The Four Seasons of Maintenance: A Strategic Plan

Presenter: Jamie Curreri, Director of Public Works, Licensed Water Company Operator, Hemlock Farms Community Association
No matter the season, effective maintenance never takes a break. Learn how to develop a year-round strategic plan for your community association’s maintenance program.

Breakouts (choose one):
1. Maintenance & Upkeep of Private Water & Sewer Systems

Presenter: James Griesemer, BCM Engineers
This breakout will cover Water System Maintenance from start to finish. This session will present a practical approach to maintaining your system, including the importance of collecting system data, system monitoring, developing SOPs, and performing planned maintenance tasks.

2. International Code Compliance for Common Areas

Presenter: Dennis Peters, Criterium Peters Engineers
This session will review the Code Compliance requirements that community associations are required to abide for common areas under the International Building Code. The principles of this model code are based on protection of public health, safety and welfare. Speakers will also help attendees answer the complicated question of when to repair common area elements versus full replacement.

3. 2020: The Future of Lake & Pond Management

Presenters: Michael Blaner, Business Development Coordinator & Joshua Burnside, Territory Manager; Black Lagoon. Joshua is also the President - Elect of the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society
Many large scale communities in the Poconos have large lakes and ponds. These amenities provide recreational options for homeowners that support property values. But without proper maintenance and upkeep, your lakes and ponds could become a detriment to your community instead of an attraction. This session will provide a look into the future of lake and pond management and introduce attendees to recent innovations and technologies that will help preserve your lakes and ponds for years to come.

Closing Session: Playground Management & Safety

Presenter: Jason Cerkan, Recreation Manager, A Pocono Country Place POA
Playgrounds can be great fun but only if they’re maintained to keep them a safe environment for play. Proper maintenance minimizes the risk of preventable injuries and insurance liability. This session will address maintaining your equipment so that they can be fun, safe places for years to come.


Hemlock Farms Community Association Clubhouse, 098 Basswood Drive, Lords Valley, PA 18428. Click here for map and directions.

Registration: $45* members/ $65* non-members
*registration rates increase after September 26. Join Now to save on registration rates!


This course is approved by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification.  This course will earn managers  (3) continuing education credit hour, which also help satisfy the requirements to apply for the PCAM designation.

This Program is Generously Sponsored by:
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