What is the ROC Association?
The ROC Association is a community-leader led movement. Membership is free and automatic to all of the more than 300 communities that are (or have been) supported by a ROC USA Network affiliate.
ROCs elect community leaders to represent their region on the ROC USA Board of Directors, helping ensure ROCs and ROC leaders are involved in the governance of ROC USA as a non-profit social venture. One ROC Association Director is elected from each of three regions and serves a three-year term.
2022 ROC Association Election
Nominations are open for the East, Midwest and South Region Director seat.
We have everything you need to know about this year’s election:
a Director’s job description, the election calendar, nomination information, and more.
ROC Association Directors call on Congress to make the infrastructure in Resident Owned Communities safe and resilient
ROC Association News
California ROC uses grant to make meetings more inclusive
LITTLE RIVER, Calif. – The Woods Cooperative Association has been busily making improvements since the homeowners purchased their community in December. A 120-home community for adults 55 and over, The Woods’ Board soon turned its focus to improving
Sixteen Resident Owned Communities Receive Better Together Grants
CONCORD, N.H. — Sixteen Resident Owned Communities (ROCs) received the good news over the weekend that their Better Together Grant applications have been approved, totaling $32,000 in funding for projects that will address member engagement, community improvements, and
ROC Association Announces 2022 Better Together Grants
CONCORD, N.H.—The ROC Association is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for 2022 Better Together Grants from June 20th to July 24th. Applications are due by July 24th, and grant recipients will be notified by August
The ROC Association Directors are elected by Resident Owned Communities in their region. Directors serve three-year terms (for a maximum of two terms). In addition to running the ROC Association, the Directors also serve on the ROC USA Board of Directors.
MOUNTAIN WEST REGION
John is Past President at Animas View Cooperative, a 120-home Resident Owned Community in Durango, Colorado.
NEW ENGLAND REGION
Deborah is the Past President at Halifax Estates, a 430-home Resident Owned Community in Halifax, Massachusetts.
EAST, MIDWEST & SOUTH REGION
Marjory is the Board President at Madelia Mobile Village Cooperative, a 67-home Resident Owned Community in Madelia, Minnesota.
2022 Saw Significant Progress with More to Come in 2023
2022 Saw Significant Progress with More to Come in 2023 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed
ROC Association working on Member engagement for all ROCs
The ROC Association is looking at this as a new challenge to revitalize that sense of ownership and pride. I think we are heading in a new and right direction.
We’re planning for the future, and we want your input!
Hi and greetings from Marjory here in Madelia, Minn.! Every three years, ROC USA conducts strategic planning and asks
Find out which ROC Association region your ROC is in!
Outreach & Education Committee
ROC Association Outreach & Education Committee members are trained public speakers available to speak to a wide variety of audiences. Please complete the form below to request an O&E speaker.
- ROC Association Benefits: O&E Committee members can present about the ROC Association and its benefits.
- Pre-Purchase Support: O&E Committee members are advocates of resident ownership and can share their experiences to resident groups considering purchase.
- Post-Purchase Support: Does your ROC need guidance with a specific topic, such as recruiting new Board Members or conflict resolution? Request an O&E Committee member to your next meeting for guidance!
- Events: Invite an O&E Committee member to speak at your annual meeting, anniversary party, or any other community celebration!
- Workshops: O&E Committee members have presented at regional conferences and on national cooperative webinars.
Better Together Calls
To request access to the Better Together monthly calls, please complete the form below.
Interested in joining an existing committee?
Have an thought or idea you'd like to share with a ROC Association Director?
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