President’s Blog

Better Together in 2022!

Better Together in 2022! I am hopeful the new year finds you, your family and community well. The past year was trying, and while we enter 2022 coping with another surge, I am more optimistic this January than … More »

We lost a legend and a friend on Saturday

  I am saddened by the death of Charles “Chuck” Snyder. I last spoke with him a month ago on a call he was hosting for innovators committed to practicing Cooperative Principle 6 – cooperation among cooperatives. He … More »

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Build Back Better agenda is great for ROCs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Inclusion of the Manufactured Housing Community Infrastructure Improvement Grant program in the Build Back Better bill means hundreds of communities will ensure their neighborhoods are safe, secure, and resilient!   The Biden Administration and the many … More »

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A Success Story — And a Continuing Challenge

A Success Story — And a Continuing Challenge The Planet Money podcast recently featured the success story of how the Brookside Residents Association in Plainville, Massachusetts purchased their community. It also highlighted a national policy issue, one that … More »

Year 13 didn’t prove lucky, but it did prove our resolve

 Today is ROC USA’s 13th anniversary! Unlucky 13, right? Well, on the surface, the lack of luck spanned the world. But, this year of unprecedented challenges brought out the best in ROCs, ROC leaders, the dedicated TA … More »

Photo of Paul Bradley with pull quote. Quote reads: It’s so moving to see communities coming together in support of one another during a time of need. I applaud my New Hampshire neighbors for their generosity, their compassion, and their commitment to this idea of a network of Resident Owned Communities! Be well our Texas neighbors, and thank you Heron Point Estates and Exeter-Hampton Member-owners for your outstanding leadership and compassion.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors – From 2,000 Miles Away

I got a quizzical look from a Director at a recent Board meeting when I observed that resident ownership bridges diverse communities in a special way.  As evidence, I cited the interaction I witness between white, Black and … More »

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In hard times, we found inspiring neighbors

While these past 10 months have tested everyone, we have all been tested differently and to vastly varying degrees. My heart aches about the suffering that so many people are experiencing, and I know we still have a … More »

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One Country, Many Communities

Last year, the Pew Research Center reported that most Americans are feeling that the political discourse has become less respectful, less fact-based and less substantive. The ongoing presidential election brings these feelings front and center and, as it … More »

A group of cooperative leaders, including Howard Brodsky, holding up signs that say #cooperatives

Truly inspiring leadership from our friend Howard Brodsky

Howard Brodsky, the recent recipient of Business New Hampshire’s Business Person of the Decade Award, said, “It should be about we and not me.” I could not be happier that this outstanding cooperative leader is considered the best in … More »