President’s Blog

Cooperative Ownership is a Vital Alternative for MHCs

We’re just days from publishing our Strategic Plan for July 2018 to June 2021. With more than 220 communities and now nine nonprofit affiliates in ROC USA® Network – you know them as TA Providers – as well … More »

High Expectations Exceeded!

The inaugural ROC Leadership Institute at Southern New Hampshire University last weekend followed our nine-year participation in the excellent Community Leadership Institutes (CLI) with NeighborWorks® America. The impact of those events came to be called “the magic of … More »

Howard Brodsky of CCA Global Partners speaking at the 2018 ROC Leadership Institute

Keynote address by Howard Brodsky a huge hit!

HOOKSETT, N.H. — It’s not every day the co-CEO and Chairman of a $12 billion company speaks at a ROC USA event.  Better still, a CEO who runs a company made up exclusively of co-ops.  And, while he’s … More »

Photo of Paul Bradley and the rest of the Cooperative Hall of Fame inductees

Hall Of Fame induction, a collective honor

I am honored to serve.   It has been a bit of a whirlwind since my induction to the Cooperative Hall of Fame on May 2nd but I’ve wanted to share my speech from that evening. First, I need … More »

ROC USA President Paul Bradley speaking with someone at the MHI National Congress and Expo

More reflections on Vegas and MH Tradeshow

This year’s tradeshow was the most heavily attended since the 2006 event, according to Manufactured Housing Institute President Dick Jennison – more than 1,300 attendees. Profits are strong and moods are good.    For the 10th year, ROC USA had a booth at the National Congress & Expo. We … More »

Paul Bradley watching residents place a dice game.

A Real Sense of Community at Colonial Estates

A few weeks ago, I traveled south to Colonial Estates in Taunton, Mass. to get some footage for a video that the National Co-op Bank is producing as a gift for our 10th anniversary. The plan is to … More »

Photo of Shirlene Stoven at her home at Applewood Mobile Home Park in Midvale, Utah, on Dec. 9, 2016.

Victory in Utah!

They did it!  The homeowners at the threatened Applewood Estates in Midvale, Utah, are acquiring their community – taking title, literally – as I write this! I am so relieved.  They called with no small challenge – making … More »

Photo showing nuns at the sign in front of Meredith Center Cooperative

Bless the Sisters of Mercy

The stories about the first Resident Owned Community – Meredith Center Co-op in Meredith, N.H., – often will include a line or two about how the start-up nonprofit New Hampshire Community Loan Fund financed the homeowners’ purchase of … More »