USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Tony Hernandez today announced the selection of the National Multi-Family Housing Site Managers of the Year for 2015.
“Site managers and maintenance personnel guarantee the success of our multi-family housing properties,” Hernandez said. “They make sure that day-to-day operations go smoothly, and they often invest a great deal of their own free time and resources to provide tenants with a safe, friendly community to call home.”
This year’s awards were presented in four categories: maintenance person, farm worker housing manager, elderly housing manager and family-focused housing manager. The top site managers of 2015 are:
- Family Focused Property Manager: Vicky Brooks from the 85-unit Pelican Bay Apartments, working for Southwind Management Services, Inc., Crystal River, Fla.
- Elderly Resident Focused Property Manager: Meda McQueen from the 29-unit Laurel Village Apartments, working for Partnership Property Management, Brevard, N.C.
- Farm Worker Housing Property Manager: Micaela Dosal from the 47-unit Esperanza Place, working for Southwind Management Services, Inc., Immokalee, Fla.
- Maintenance Person: Maintenance Manager John Henry from the 24-unit Village of Brownstown II, working for Village Management Company, Brownstown, Ind.
The selections were made based upon tenant satisfaction with the manager/maintenance person, and a combination of curb appeal of the property, timeliness and competency of maintenance, accurate and complete recordkeeping with no incidents of noncompliance, and actions of the manager consistently above and beyond what is required. The winners were selected from 47 nominees in 16 states.
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