Someone once told me that the best way to start a new venture is to just begin. So, here goes. As your newly elected President, I’ve been thinking of ways to encourage communication between our Board of Directors and our membership. Both ways. So, I decided to begin this new posting, probably monthly. Let’s call it “President’s Corner.” Content will include timely items of interest to our Mesa Verde residents, actions taken or under discussion by our Board, and stuff we haven’t even thought of yet. That’s where you come in. Talk to us. Give us feedback. We want your ideas. We’re here to serve the Mesa Verde community. Go to MENU, find FEEDBACK, and you’ll see the format. We want to hear from you.
Although I was just recently elected, the majority of our current Board of Directors has been together for about two years. At our recent meeting we had a brain storming session to discuss:
1. What have we accomplished so far?
2. Where are we now?
3. Where do we go from here?
Well, we wrote our Mission Statement, “To Inform, Protect, and Beautify Mesa Verde”, we re-wrote and updated our by-laws. We conducted a candidate forum for the last City Council election. We have held two annual meetings for the MVCI membership, featuring CMPD Chief Rob Sharpnack and City Manager Tom Hatch. Our next will be held in March. We have published several newsletters delivered to all residents of Mesa Verde. Hopefully you have read them. And, through the great efforts and talent of our webmaster, Terry Wall, we created this website. It is still a work in progress.
Where are we now? I believe we are in the growing pains stage, trying to decide what we want to be when we grow up.
Where do we go from here? Set goals, develop an action plan, and listen to what you of the Mesa Verde community want from your association. A lot will depend on you and, we need to grow our membership. More on this next issue.
So, friends, just a taste of things to come. As Director Bill Partnoff commented recently, “We have a wonderful community, but we have just scratched the surface of our potential”.