Strategic Planning for Pocono Private Communities

Mar 13, 2014


DATE:             March 13, 2014

CONTACT:     Tony Campisi, (610) 783-1315 x11,




Strategic Planning to be the topic at upcoming seminar for Pocono Private Communities

King of Prussia, PA.: Managers and elected volunteer leaders in Pocono area private communities are invited to a critical seminar on strategic planning that will help community leaders map out where their community wants to be in ten years. Strategic planning is a systematic planning process involving a number of steps that identify the current status of the community, including its mission, mission for the future, operating values, needs, goals prioritized actions and strategies, action plans and monitoring plans. This program will focus on developing a strategic plan and how you can play a key role in the process.

“Many of these communities are 40 or 50 years old, or older”, says Tony Campisi, Executive Director of Community Association’s Institute’s Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter. “Mapping out a strategy for goals, including financing for aging infrastructure and changes in population, is essential for successful growth and sustainability for these communities,” Campisi added.

The session, which costs $25 for CAI members and $40 for non-members (discounts apply for registering early) will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Top of the World Restaurant, Saw Creek Estates Community Association, 148 Cambridge Court in Bushkill, PA from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The session includes dinner and advanced registration is suggested. Individuals can register online at or call 877-608-9777.

The speaker is Jim Ott, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, with Appletree Resource Group. Jim has many years of experience managing Poconos area communities and has earned various professional credentials including the LSM (Large Scale Manager) and PCAM (Professional Community Association Manager) from Community Associations Institute.

CAI is a 33,000 member organization dedicated to building better communities. Working in partnership with 60 state and regional chapters—including the Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter—CAI provides information, education and resources to associations and the professionals who support them. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship, ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home. CAI’s Pocono Mountains Regional Council hosts educational programs on issues affecting community associations in the Poconos. For more information, call 877-608-9777 or visit

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