President’s Blog

Photo of homes at Wamsutta

Thrilled to see Annual Meeting done right

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — I spoke with the Members of Wamsutta Residents Association yesterday.  I was down for their Annual Meeting on a lovely Sunday afternoon. First, I have to commend the Board of Directors for a well-executed … More »

Photo of the ROC USA conference room with photos of the current and past ROC Association Directors as well as a large photo of the first elected Directors.

What a weekend!

The ROC Association was started in 2013 to provide a way for ROCs to elect three community leaders to the national ROC USA Board.  That part has been going pretty well: All but one of the bi-annual elections … More »


A simple question yields terrific answer

Last week I heard from an old colleague on LinkedIn.  She asked how I and ROC USA® were doing. I was happy to report that I am personally well – it’s nice when someone cares enough to ask … More »


I saw transformation yesterday …

Homebuyers in the United States enjoy such low interest rates because most mortgages are not held by your local bank but sold to either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac where they are pooled (or, securitized). Investors the world … More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »