Publisher’s Note—November 2023

Publisher’s Note

by Dana Johns, Publisher / Published November 2023

     Truly, there is much to be thankful for this year, including our loved ones, friends, and those folks who inspire us daily to be the best we can be. This month we are highlighting just a few of the thousands of women in the Florida community association industry who do inspire those watching them to be their best. These women make a difference. They have taken the initiative to be pacesetters during challenging times and inspire others to look for ways to overcome obstacles with amazing results. They wear many different hats as motivators, team builders, project coordinators, and organizers to name a few of their roles. They work long hours and tackle projects head on while settling for nothing less than success. Let us be thankful and motivated by these women who get up every day and make such a positive impact on our world and our communities.

     In this issue I hope you will enjoy reading about such women. The article starts on page eight, and each of these profiles gives us a small glimpse into what these women accomplish. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, if you know such a “woman making a difference,” I hope that you will stop to take the time and thank her for making our world and their community a better place. 

     Additional articles in November address the keys to effective CAM leadership, budget amendments, robotic security guards, a guide to efficient and harmonious board meetings, and how to effectively extend the life of your asphalt.

     Legal articles share budget preparation tips, considerations for removing an association’s right of self-help, and ways to respond to disability accommodation requests as well as legal cases that deal with the issues of employment discrimination and mediation.

     FLCAJ wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!