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Creating Community: The Art of Empowerment in Community Association Living
By Michael Robert Pierson
“Every director, committee member, manager, and association service provider should read this book. It would make a tremendous difference in improving the lives of everyone involved in community association living.”
Jan Lhotka - Founder and CEO, Action Property Management, Inc.
"Erudite, humorous, timely and timeless - a must read for any owner or Board member wishing to understand the function and dysfunction of their community and how to effect positive change.”
Julie Adamen, President, Adamen Inc.
“If you want to impact behavior, or attitude, regarding your association, you must earn their interest. This book helps teach and explain how that is done. This book is a must read for anyone looking to impact the community.”
Association of Professional Community Managers Board Member
Community Association Consultant for Personalized Property Management
“A great book for anyone who lives in a community association. Especially for someone who serves in a leadership position within the community.”
Ron Orr, ARC Member at The Ridge at
“After reading Creating Community I believe that my business is in a better position to understand the dynamics of community association living. That's a win-win for us and our clients!”
Tim Canfield - President & CEO, Tim's Irrigation
"This book is where the essence of education and empowerment meet, sprinkled with pearls of whit and wisdom. A must read for anyone dealing with associations, organizations, and motivation."
Dana Detray – General Manager, Detray’s Custom Housing, LLC
about creating community...
The goal of this book is to help those people whose lives are impacted by community association living – owners, residents, board members, volunteers, management staff and the business partners that service them – have a clearer understanding of the dynamics about how to create a community in the truest sense of the word: A collection of diverse individuals that are engaged with each other, informed about community issues and actively work together in order to accomplish goals that will make the community stronger and each of their individual lives better. Creating Community contains simple, yet profound, management strategies that board members, volunteers and management can utilize to attract the energy of change needed in order to bring people together towards the pursuit of common goals and objectives. In short, it is about the art of empowerment in community association living.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR...
Michael Robert Pierson is CEO/President of Community Association Publishing Services (
Michael began his career in resort and community association management in 1985 and has worked in Washington State (Orcas Island), Hawaii (Maui) and California (Santa Barbara, Orange County and the Coachella Valley). He is a past recipient of Village Resorts' Managing at Peak Performance award while at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach; Radisson Hotel International's Manager of the Quarter while at the Palm Springs Radisson Resort Hotel; the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) Outstanding Service Award while serving as Chairman of their Public Relations Committee; and Action Property Management's Spirit Award while supervisor of their Coachella Valley Office. He served two stints as editor of The Quorum (the Coachella Valley Community Associations Institute (CAI) chapter newsletter) and was previously named the Coachella Valley CAI chapter's Outstanding Member of the Year.
He holds a degree in Psychology from
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