In the News: Your Board of Directors!
I would like to congratulate the Emerald City One Board of Directors, as the Corporation’s website was featured in an article in Advocate Daily. The article is regarding how our Board is involved in the day-to-day running of the Corporation, which is not the industry standard.
I invite you to take a moment to read Advocate Daily's article "Condo Board's Blog Keeps Residents in the Know".
Deborah Howden, the subject of the interview and our Corporation’s Solicitor, mentioned that the main complaint within Condominiums Owners is that Owners are not informed on a regular basis, instead, they only receive communication from the Board of Directors through a few newsletters or at the Annual General Meeting. This is not the case at Emerald City One, as our blog is updated regularly, and our Board ensures that our Owners are informed about all important matters.
The main reason that the Corporation’s website is so successful and maintained up-to-date is thanks to our Board President, Andreea Birloncea.
When the website was first proposed nearly three years ago, I still remember the countless hours she put into setting the website up and ensuring that it was user-friendly. As time went on, the website continued to expand. Now, 95% of the time, you can find answers to your Corporation-related questions on the website.
I have been part of the Management team at Emerald City One for the past 4 years, and I cannot tell you the number of times in a day that I answered the same questions and inquiries from Residents - which I do not mind at all; an informed Resident is better than an uninformed one. However, 2 years ago when Andreea added the blog section, the amount of inquiries I receive from Residents (especially new Tenants) has reduced substantially and it is due to Andreea’s dedication to main the website and her dedication to this Corporation.
Andreea has been behind every event this building has ever held, such as: Networking Events, Kids’ Events, Paint and Wine Nights, Book Club, and many more- she was even the main force behind the Gymboree renovation. I have never encountered a Director so dedicated to the Condominium they live in than Andreea. You may be asking yourself why she does it, what does she get out of it?
Well, let me tell you why I believe she does it. Andreea wholeheartedly cares for the building and her fellow neighbours. She believes that our building should feel like a home, not a cold unreliable building as many Corporations are out there. Andreea takes her time to meet our Residents and listen to the issues they are encountering, no matter how little. So I ask you, if you run into Andreea while in the building, that you thank her for all the work she does to ensure that the website is up-to-date and the many other matters she looks after.
I can go on and on regarding Andreea, but I cannot leave out the 2 other Board Members: Ryan Moxam and Kevin Winson. While they may no be involved as much as Andreea in the day-to-day items, but they do work diligently to ensure that everything is up to par.
So far, Ryan’s main (and ongoing) project has been the fitness room. Ryan was the force behind adding and upgrading the gym area to the wonderful and more functional room it is today- and he isn’t done yet! The Board’s plan is to continue expanding the gym with new equipment and perhaps provide fitness classes again.
Kevin is the Board's most recent addition; he regularly attends monthly meeting, and bas integrated well with the other 2 Board Members. I will like to congratulate him and his wife Karen on their new baby girl!
To end this post, I would personally like to thank the Board of Directors for all that they do and for all the things they have taught me (both in a personal and at a professional level); because of the atmosphere that they have built in this Corporation, I look forward to coming into work at Emerald City One every morning.
Assistant Property Manager
For TSCC 2368.
Pictures: Top: Andreea Birloncea (Board President), Ryan Moxam (Board Treasurer), and Kevin Winson (Board Secretary).