by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management

Florida HOA or Condo Associations Are you proud of your community? Has your Florida HOA or condo association implemented a new program to become a better community? This is the time to submit your community’s success story for a chance to win an award at the Communities of Excellence Awards Gala on May 2, 2014 at the Rosen Hotel in Orlando. The Communities of Excellence Awards is the only recognition program for community associations throughout Florida. This is your community’s time to shine! These awards are points of pride for current residents and they have a powerful impact on communities seeking to attract new owners.

The Awards Gala is an event you won’t want to miss. This is the only place where board members from associations across Florida come together to meet and discuss industry information and exchange ideas and tips. The annual Communities of Excellence Conference and Awards Ceremony includes educational sessions, an exhibit area and the gala reception and awards banquet.

The Communities of Excellence awards will be accepting entries from October 15th, 2013 through January 31st, 2014. There is no cost to enter and entries can be submitted online. With a variety of categories that applicants can enter, it is a great way for communities and associations to show off all of their hard work. There are 11 awards categories, including:

  • Water Conservation (Indoors and Outdoors)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Florida-Friendly Landscaping
  • Civic Volunteerism & Advocacy
  • Communications & Community
  • Family Friendly Programs & Initiatives
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Safety & Security
  • Financial Innovation
  • “The Comeback Kid”
  • Trendsetter Awards

The Communities of Excellence awards are judged by a panel of professionals that are experienced in each of the categories.  Check out last year’s finalists and winners to start brainstorming about which category is best for your community association to enter. You work hard to make your Florida HOA or condo association the best it can be. Now, is the time to show off all of your hard work, and get the chance to attend the only event of its kind for community associations in Florida.

Has your community ever entered the COE Awards? Did you win? How was the experience? Let us know in the comments section below.