Washington ROC Celebrates Year of Success

MEAD, Wash. – Takesa Village Homeowners Cooperative residents are proud of what they’ve achieved in the last year and took a moment to celebrate with the packed room at their recent annual meeting.

Board President Tina McKinstry said she’s very pleased with the improvement being made in both the aesthetics and the safety of the community, with a growing number of residents showing pride of ownership in the neighborhood. One of the biggest recent achievements was finishing up their community center, a space often used by the residents.

“We have had lots of wins this year and many much-needed improvements,” she said. “The overall positive impact to our community and surrounding neighborhoods is being noticed more and more.”

McKinstry was recognized for her leadership by Umpqua Bank, which gave the ROC a grant. This money was invested in the Takesa Village community center, which is frequently used by the residents.

Cristina Klatovsky, the Cooperative Housing Specialist for ROC Northwest who works with the residents, shared in this pride.

“The Board and all the volunteers have worked super hard this past year, and I’m truly looking forward to continued support of Takesa in 2020.” she said. “Their finances are getting stronger, there is more member and volunteer participation and they have much to be proud of and celebrate.”

The community became resident-owned on May 2, 2016. Learn more about Takesa Village on its marketing website.