Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tri-City Property Management Services, Inc. helps spruce up South Vistas community

Tri-City Property Management Services, Inc. recently participated in the AACM Outreach Committee project. Jean-Marie Bellington, who serves on the AACM Outreach Committee, as well as eight other Tri-City employees helped to spruce up the South Vistas community at 12th St. and Southern Ave.

For further details See the Arizona Republic article below.

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Volunteers spruce up South Vistas community

by Kelli Rush - Apr. 28, 2008 03:15
PMSpecial for The Republic

Source: AZCentral

The sun was high and smiles were bright Saturday as 200 volunteers descended into the South Vistas community near 12th Street and Southern Avenue at 7 a.m.

Young and old gathered with city officials to landscape, clean up graffiti and garbage, and renew a sense of pride in the community.

"We want to empower the neighborhood so that the neighbors can get more involved and get more active in taking care of their neighborhood," said City Councilman Michael Johnson, who represents the area.

The program is called Homeowners Outreach Program Enterprise. The HOPE clean-up in South Vistas is Arizona Association of Community Managers outreach project for 2008, said Linda Lang, CEO of AACM. However, the organization will not turn its back once the trash is gone.

"We are not just coming, cleaning up and leaving. We're kind of adopting this neighborhood so if they need some more help, we'll come out and help them," Lang said.

Johnson said the project had enticed residents to get involved right away, as homeowners were cleaning up their yards as well as assisting in the alleys.

"This has actually been one of the areas that has been a high crime area for us. This is an area that we're been focusing on, putting attention on, putting police services on and we're out here trying to empower the community," Johnson said.

The volunteers helped to clear four major alleys where Lang said they found couches, drums and broken tables. They also landscaped the area around a Baptist church and redesigned the entrance of the community. All materials were donated.

Derek Pappas, 12, was among the many youths present. His job was to wet down dirt and spread the rocks in the landscape.

"It takes me away to see this place, it just needs a lot of help. I really needed to be out here," Pappas said.

As people passed each other they gave each other high-fives and complimented each other on a great job.

"What we want to do is give them a hand up and then hopefully they can do it on their own. It means a lot. It's a domino effect," said Ray Buchanan of Neighborhood Services.

"City can't do it alone. Homeowner's association can't do it alone, Police Department can't do it alone, but together, we can make a difference," Jerome Miller, director of Neighborhood Services, said.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Kim Lewandowski Receives CAAM Certificate

We are happy to announce that Kim Lewandowski has earned her CAAM (Certified Arizona Association Manager) certificate through AACM (Arizona Association of Community Managers) today. In 2005 the Professional Standards Committee created the Certified Arizona Association Manager (CAAM) designation to ensure a high level of accountability for Community Managers in the State of Arizona. Continued education is a requirement to maintain the CAAM designation. Tri-City Property Management Services, Inc. pays all costs associated with obtaining and maintaining industry education and designations for all of our management team to ensure proper level of education according to industry standards and ethics. Congratulations Kim!