President’s Blog

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Extraordinary Final Week of 2016!

On Dec. 26th and 27th, a two-part story on Manufactured (Mobile) Home Communities ran on National Public Radio. The first night showcased some of the financial and legal issues for homeowners in commercially-owned communities. Of course, it highlighted … More »

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The time of my life …

This past year has been a real gift. I stepped back in time with all of the current knowledge and experience I now possess having run ROC USA® for 8½ years. I was able to return to what … More »

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Only Neighbors Can Build Neighborhoods

That was the theme for this year’s Community Leadership Institute (CLI).  And, it really captures the essence of the CLI as well as ROC USA’s purpose. I truly believe it; one doesn’t build a neighborhood.  Only people – … More »

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Look for CLI coverage coming soon to a screen near you

It’s a busy day here in New Hampshire. We’re gearing up for Community Leadership Institute, which starts tomorrow in Columbus, Ohio. A perennial favorite of ROC leaders and ROC USA staff, 2016 promises to be a CLI like … More »

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I Believe in Manufactured Housing!

My mother has spent her entire life – save four years at University of New Hampshire – within one square mile in lower Boscawen and Penacook, New Hampshire. That one square mile does not reflect limitations.  My mom … More »

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A touching reminder from Bill Hodgkins in Maine

I just read Bill’s piece on Page 6 of the August issue of the Wardtown Newsletter. If you haven’t read it, please do. It is a very personal and truly touching story. In part that’s true because letting … More »

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Sad and happy follow-up to homeowners’ speeches in Oregon

I blogged about Diane Pense’s and Sam Morris’ speeches in February.  Today, I got some really disturbing follow-up on Diane’s situation. Apparently, her 10-home community isn’t closing down but they didn’t learn that until after they all sold … More »