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PfCONA Meeting

HOAs Need New Communication Strategies

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Speaker: James Garner, VP, NabrNetwork.com

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location: Reserve at Westcreek HOA Amenity Center,17701 Bridgefarmer Dr., Pflugerville, TX (Map)

Guest speaker James Garner will explore the evolution of communication, the daunting task of effective communication, and new communication technologies. He will focus on the growth, expectations, and benefits of websites, social media, and mobilized communications. Hosted by Reserve at Westcreek HOA.

James Garner is the Vice President of Business Development at NabrNetwork.com located in Lewisville, Texas. He brings over 20 years of experience in capturing the benefit and energy of technology to enhance effective communication strategies and optimize operational efficiencies. He began his business career in the early 90’s with the Zig Ziglar Training Company as a corporate trainer. He has been a speaker at the National CAI Conference, CamFire, and several CAI Chapters in the community association industry.

Residents active with their HOA and neighborhood groups interested in membership are encouraged to attend and become involved. Pflugerville ETJ residents also welcome.

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PfCONA helps leaders better serve their neighborhoods and HOAs. By mixing knowledgeable and seasoned community leaders together with enthusiastic new volunteers, we create a unique learning and networking opportunity for PfCONA members.

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Announcing PfCONA's New Executive Team.

At our February 12, 2017 meeting, members present unanimously elected Christopher Falco as 2017 PfCONA President and Victor Johnson as Vice President. Anthony Nguyen was re-elected as Secretary/Treasurer. Past President Clay Leben will chair the Communications Committee.  Please donate your time to PfCONA by becoming a PfCONA leader. All general HOA members should ask their representative to attend every meeting.

NEXT EVENT

City Council Candidate Forum. Coming Soon. Monthly Meeting, Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7 - 8:30 pm. Topiic: TBD, New Location: Stay Tuned for Updates.

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PfCONA 2017 Schedule

PfCONA is changing future meetings to the last Thursday of each month AND different locations monthly will be announced. If you would like to present a topic to our members or announce your neighborhood events at future meetings, email the President at PFCONA [at] gmail.com. PfCONA invites resource experts, city staff, and HOA professionals so Pflugerville residents can ask questions they care about!

Join Us!

You can ensure a strong PfCONA by paying your 2017 membership dues at any meeting or mailing dues to PfCONA, , Pflugerville, Texas 78691. General Member dues for HOAs and neighborhood groups are $12 for 12 months. Associate Members dues for individual persons are also $12. Download an application on our Join Page.

Welcome New & Renewing Members!

Estates at Blackhawk, Accord Irrigation Technologies, Spectrum Assoc. Management, Falcon Point HOA, Cambridge Estates HOA, Mountain Creek HOA, Greenridge HOA, Spring Trails HOA, Springbrook HOA, Springbrook Center HOA, Gatlinburg Neighborhood Association, Estates at Heatherwilde HOA, Highland Park North, Reserve at West Creek HOA, Doug Weiss Falcon Pointe, Well Branch Neighborhood Association, Creekside Neighborhood Association, Precinct 2 Constable, Saxony HOA, Highland Park, ESD#2, Royal Pointe and Steeds Crossing HOA Is it your renewal time? Send Treasurer email to pfcona [at] gmail.com.

2017 Meeting Summaries

August 31, 2017. Is Your Car a Target for Theft! Protect it! Pflugerville vehicle thefts have DOUBLED since 2012 from 25 to more than 50 projected this year. Guest speaker Robert Curbelo, Community Liaison with the Sheriff's Combined Auto Theft Task Force, explained facts about car theft in Texas and what HOA's and home owners should do to protect their cars from burglary. We thank Avalon HOA for hosting the meeting

The Sheriff’s Combined Auto Theft Task Force is managed by Travis County, and currently encompasses 17 counties within Central Texas. Visit their web site, lockitorloseit.org for more auto theft prevention advice. #1 - Always lock your car, take your keys, and remove anything valuable from view!

Robert Curbello Aug ust 31, 2017 PFCONA

Tips to stop auto theft - Lock Your Car

July 27, 2017. How HOAs Can Work Better with Pflugerville to Get What They Need! HOA's serve as an organizational voice for their Pflugerville resident home owners. What would be the best way for HOA's to alert City management about problems or service needs?  How can HOA's and City administration best work together?  Guest speaker Trey Fletcher, City of Pflugerville Assistant City Manager, discussed City administration, department programs, and staff roles.This meeting was generously hosted by Park & Lakeside of Blackhawk HOA at their Clubhouse, 3111 Speidel Dr.

June 29, 2017. Ensuring your HOA's Financial Future. Tristen Cleve is a Principle Financial Advisor at the Intelligent Capital Reserve Group (ICRG), a financial planning service with expertise in helping Associations and governmental organizations preserve capital and build reserves while minimizing risk. Tristen described the fiduciary responsibility boards have to their communities to plan for increased costs of maintenance with adequate reserves. Thank you to the Club at Wells Point HOA for hosting and tours of their newly remodeld amentity center.

May 29, 2017. HOA Texas Legislature Update. Attorney Connie Heyer, Partner at Niemann & Heyer LLP, summarized the just completed Texas legislative session and its impact on association management. Fortunately, no new HOA bills passed that negatively affect our HOA communities. A video recording is available to PfCONA members.

Attorney Connie Heyer

April 27, 2017: Best practices and effective strategies for dealing with difficult homeowners. Christopher Falco, Reserve at Westcreek HOA President, presented strategies tips and moderated a discussiion of a topic which every leader has or will encounter.

March, 2017. No Meeting.

February 13, 2017. Landscaping: Best Low-Water Use Plants. Speaker: Eddie Garcia, Pflugerville Drop-by-Drop Manager. explained how choosing low-water use plants adapted to dry conditions saves money on monthly water bills. In fact, all of Pflugerville benefits because existing utility infrastructure and water supplies can serve more families and save tax dollars. DROP-BY-DROP REBATE PROGRAM offers up to $500 to Pflugerville residents and water customers for landscaping improvements meeting the program guidelines.

Eddie Garcia spoke to PfCONA

January 9, 2017. Annual Vision Setting. A Small group of members brainstormed 2017 meeting improvements. Idea inclluded inviting a property company guest to meetings, continue to sponsor candidate forums, meeting every other month, hosting periodic social events at a HOA club house, and choosing a different meeting night than the 2nd Monday. We met special guest Interim Police Chief Jessica Robledo, who was completing her first full day on the job.

2016 Meeting Summaries

November 14, 2016. HOA Presidents Round Table. A panel of six HOA presidents & board members from Cambridge Estates, Greenridge, Gatlinburg NA, Reserve at Westcreek, Heatherwilde, and Royal Pointe discussed lessons learned in 2016 and shared advice. Watch video streamed on Facebook or on pfcona.org/video. There was no meeting in December 2016.

October 19, 2018. Candidate Forum #2. Audience listened to candidates for Precinct 1 County Commissioner, Ashely Gordon - G, Pat McCord - R and Jeff Travillion - D. Adan Ballesteros, Constable Pct 2 Democratic candidate, introduced himself. Finally, we had a panel of District 46 candidates: Gabriel Nila - R, Kevin Ludlow - L, and speaking on behalf of Dawnna Dukes was Vincent Harding, Chair of Travis County Democratic Party. Watch opening/closing and question segments on http://www.vimeo.com/channels/pfconatv. Watch recorded live stream https://www.facebook.com/PfCONA/

pct 1 county commissioners candidates

October 10, 2016. Candidate Forum #1. Audience listened to candidates for Mayor: Brad Marshall, Victor Gonzales, and Phil Osars Emia, and Council Place 1: Victor To and Doug Weiss. Download the program. Watch the Facebook lIve video. More videos with post production are on PfCONA.TV.

candidates for mayor 2016

September 12, 2016: Pflugerville Fire/ESD#2. Speaker: Fire Chief Ron Moellenberg described improvements in the emergency and fire services in Pflugerville. They answer over 9,000 calls a year, roughly 70% emergency and 30% fire fighting. This year, the Pflugerville Fire Department (Travis County ESD No. 2) trained it s biggest recruit class of new firefighters in nearly 20 years. The Department is also expanding its paramedic force and recently hired its first full-time health and fitness coordinator , the only one of her kind among similar fire departments in Central Texas. National Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15. "Don’t Wait Check the Date! Replace All Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years." Learn more about Fire Prevention Week.

Chief Moellenberg

August 8, 2016: Using Technology to Operate Your Association: How to Save Time, Save Money, and Better Serve Your Homeowners!! Our speaker Gregory Cagle, an attorney who specializes in Texas HOA law, demonstrated his comprehensive online legal resource service. Subscribers can access numerous forms, letter templates, operation guides, document archive as well as a complete reference book on Texas HOA laws.

Greg Cagle, Attorney

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July 11, 2016: Candidate Forum for Place 2 City Council. Victor Johnson, Jeff Marsh, Jim McDonald, and Victor To were present at PfCONA's Candidate Forum. After introducing themselves, they each answered six audience questions asked by Moderator Doug Weiss. About 31 persons attended representing 16 neighborhoods. Watch the videos online at pfconaTV. Postscript: Congratulations to Jeff Marsh, final winner in September 6 runoff election.

July 11 council candidates

June 13, 2016: Pflugerville Parks and Recreation at the Crossroads!. Guest: Jim Hemenes, PARD Director. Pflugerville Parks and Recreation is one of the City's attractions as a top-ranked community! In 2014 Pflugerville residents passed bonds to develop a new large municipal sports complex named the "1849 Park" that is almost ready for construction. Mr. Hemenes brought us up to date on what the City Council was considering in the final plan and construction budget.

James Hemenes points to plan for the new 1849 Park.

May 9, 2016: Working Together with Business to Build Community, Speaker: Amy Madison, Director., PCDC the quasi-governental corporation uses 4B money generated from a half- cent of the city’s sales tax revenue to promote economic development in order to eliminate unemployment and underemployment in Pflugerville. Amy Madison, Executive Director, joined Pflugerville Community Development Corporation in January 2014 and was appointed Director in February 2016. She provided an overview of successful businesses recruited and PCDC safe guards when compainies fail to meet agreements. Watch video of her presentation.

Amy Madison introduces board members

April 11, 2016: School Board Candidates Forum. Three of the seven seats on the Pflugerville Independent School District school board were up for general election on May 7, 2016. The candidates were Place 3: Mario Acosta vs Renae Mitchell, Place 4: Vernagene Mott vs Matt Robertson, and Place 5: Carol Fletcher filed for re-election but did not draw an opponent. Watch all the videos. Download the PDF program. Early voting was Monday, April 25 through May 3rd, weekdays, 7 am to 7 pm at County Tax Office,15822 Foothill Farms Loop and PfISD Administration Building. School Board members are elected at large to three-year terms. All voters in the school district are eligible to vote for every seat up for election.

2016 Board Candidates

March 14, 2016: District 50 Legislative Report: PfCONA was honored to have as guest, Texas Representative Celia Israel (D) who represents most of Pflugerville's residents in the Texas House. Also speaking was Mr. Trey Fletcher, Pflugerville Assistant City Manager, who updated us on the City's transportation planning.

Celia Israel

Trey Fletcher

February 8, 2016: Primary Candidate Forum for Commissioners Court Precinct 1. Candidates Speaking: Richard Franklin III - D, James Nortey - D, Arthur Sampson - D, Jeff Travillion - D. (Not Attending: Marc Hoskins - D, Pat McCord - R). PfCONA does not endorse candidates for office and is a nonpartisan, volunteer community group.See program (PDF) and event videos at https://vimeo.com/channels/pfconatv

2016 primary candidates

January 11, 2016: PfCONA Vision Meeting Representatives from Gatlinburg NA, Bohls NA, Highland Park, Falcon Point, and Reserve at West Creek discussed future meeting topics including fire safety, NNO, transportation, economic development, and candidate forums. Elections for Officers was tabled. Guests included James Nortey and Ceasar Ruiz and Allison Steupeck, new community outreach staff at Pflugerville Fire/ESD 2. Download (PDF) responses to survey questions about meeting topics and ideas to improve engagement with our membership.

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