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It has been a very productive year for this Board. Thank you for your service, dedication to the community, and taking actions in the community's best interest. 5-0 votes.
I hope that our weekly Board updates, expanded Board Agenda packages, expanded information on the website, our discussions at the Board meetings and workshops, and the highlights summary presented last week have given you an unprecedented level of information about our thinking and basis for our decision making. I was pleased to see that much of the available information found its way into Facebook and was referenced often in local reporting in the Friday Flyer.
The work of the Board is clearly stated in the Bylaws, and it is continuous. Each Board should pick up from where the last Board left off, adjust the direction as they believe is needed, and seamlessly continue the process. Next week's orientation meeting for the new Board includes a number of new policies, formalized processes, and tracking and financial planning tools to facilitate the handoff.
I appreciate the opportunity to serve as a director and, for the last year, as the President. I am proud of the work of this Board and the contributions we made.
I want to thank the community and Board for their support. This is a time to look forward, but first, we can't look forward without thanking our past president Chris Poland. He did an outstanding job leading our community forward with incredible vision and dedication. I don't know of any volunteer who has worked harder than Chris Poland. Thank you Chris, for your commitment and hard work for our community.
I would also like to welcome our new Board for the 2021/2022 year. I have worked with our new Vice President, Jim Barrringham, for the past year, and I have appreciated his insight and support. I look forward to working more with him this next year. Renee Griffiths will serve as our new Treasure following the outstanding leadership of Jeanne O'Dell. Renee has served two years on the Finance Committee, and I believe the Treasurer's position is in good hands with her. Our new Director Tim Cook impressed me with the time he devoted to learning about the Canyon Lake POA. He attended our Board Meetings and Committee Meetings to be a better-informed candidate and now Board member. Our new Secretary Brian Bock and I share the common goal, to make Canyon Lake better. I look forward to working with Brian towards this goal.
As good as our Board is, and as much as we try to get done, it is only accomplished because of our Canyon Lake POA staff. They are the 'nuts and bolts' that hold this organization together. It starts at the top with General Manager Eric Kazakoff, who manages the 130 hardworking employees that serve our community. We look to the Canyon Lake POA staff for their expertise and support. They are valuable assets to the success of this organization and community.
The next year there will be some controversies, and there will be some positive changes. I hope we can all remember we are neighbors and friends in our 'bit of paradise', focus on the positive, and treat each other accordingly.