River Valley Ranch HOA wins award | PostIndependent.com

River Valley Ranch HOA wins award

Will Grandbois
River Valley Ranch Member Services Manager Brenda Bamford shows off the HOA's award.
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The Colorado Community Association has selected Carbondale’s River Valley Ranch Homeowners Association as its 2014 HOA of the year, the first time a Western Slope association has received the award.

The awards were announced at the start of the annual Community Associations Institute conference in Denver last week. Member services manager Brenda Bamford and staffer Patrick Boas were on hand to accept the award.

“We were both very excited to be there representing RVR,” Bamford said.

The award comes with a $200 cash prize, which the HOA will use to celebrate with its community. In addition the beautiful scenery, presenters highlighted River Valley Ranch’s community focus with events and periodic surveys.

“It’s due to hard work and experienced, talented people,” said RVR executive director Ian Hause. “We’re unique in what we do. A lot of HOAs focus on covenant enforcement, and that’s really important, but a lot of them forget that their primary purpose is to protect and enhance property values. You do that most easily by creating lifestyle and community, and I think that’s where we really accomplish our success.”

Hause has seen new home builds and sales double annual for the past four years, which he takes as a sign of success.

“Real estate activity is a really strong metric,” he said.

“Our mantra is continuous improvement,” he added. “Whenever we take something on, we say we’re going to do it really, really well.”

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