President’s Blog

Nothing beats hearing from ROC leaders

While our team, the Thistle-ROC team, and the lenders made the trip extremely important – and believe me, I really enjoyed seeing and talking with people in person for a change – it was the six co-op leaders who spoke that sent me home beaming with pride.

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Scaling wide and scaling deep

The work by co-op leaders, the ROC Association Board and its committees, the TA affiliates, and ROC USA teams – along with a multitude of partner organizations – is helping to scale wide and deep and produce results for low- and moderate-income homeowners.

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I’ve made a big decision…

It is a hard decision. A leader’s highest priority must be the mission and organization. I truly believe this transition is fulfilling my obligation to both ROC USA and ICS.

ROC USA is 15!

The security of ownership in 308 communities. The opportunity for improved home values because homeowners control their neighborhood conditions. A connection to neighbors.

There’s a lot to be grateful for 15 years into our work together.

The ROCKET has launched!

Long our ambition, online training and peer networking at ROC USA benefited from the pandemic. It spurred us to innovate and deliver. We have begun utilizing technology to expand learning and peer networking in support of ROC leaders and Members across the country.

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Maine co-op leader was looking out for all ROC Members

Maine co-op leader was looking out for all ROC Members We lost a co-op hero. His neighbors at Wardtown Cooperative called him “Neighbor Bill.”  I came to know Bill and his wife, Carol, through the ROC Leadership Institute … More »

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 »