Leland Management was recently named a finalist in the Orlando Business Journal’s Best Places to work awards and featured in the Best Places to work edition of the Journal. Below is a piece of the feature that was published.
Leland Management Inc. is a finalist in Orlando Business Journal’s Best Places to Work awards. Fun features include movie and pizza days, closing early before holidays and a visit from the Leland Easter Bunny near the holiday (shown).
This August 7th, several communities managed by Leland Management will be participating in, “National Night Out”. National Night Out is a nationwide event that focuses on heightening crime and drug prevention awareness; generating support for, and participation in local anti-crime programs; strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Community associations, towns and cities will celebrate this event in their own unique way. Typically the celebration will include the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils as well as block parties, cookouts, visits from local police and sheriff departments, parades, exhibits, flashlight walks, contests, and youth programs.
Congratulations to Leland Management Superstar- Judy Morang
Judy has been working as an Admin in the Leland Management Ocala Division for over 4 years. Prior to working at Leland, Judy worked as a Construction Office Manager for a developer run homeowners’ association. Judy loves working for Leland Management because of the strong sense of team, the family orientated feeling of the company, and the continued care the CEO and COO show for their employees. In her spare time Judy enjoys spending time with her husband of 30 years, motorcycling throughout the state of Florida, hanging out at outdoor events, playing poker and spending time with her 3 adult children and grandchildren. http://ow.ly/i/L9Vk
Albert Einstein is quoted as saying: “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”
At Leland Management we follow this message by treating all of our board members, homeowners, vendors and other team members with respect. We pride ourselves on being a community association management company that cares. We strive to provide the highest level of customer service resulting in well managed, stress free homeowner’s and condominium associations.
One of the ways we do this is by keeping our focus on the people. As a family owned company, Leland Management understands the need to put the people first. Leland is well known for working with our board members, fielding homeowner concerns and complaints, and fostering community spirit throughout the communities we serve. Our team members are always willing to go above and beyond for our communities.
Another focus of Leland Management is the team approach. Utilizing the team approach helps provide a deep level of support for all of our communities. Additionally, it fosters team spirit in the workplace resulting in a willingness to go above and beyond to help each other out.
Finally, Leland Management plays an active role in supporting many charitable organizations throughout the area we serve. This giving spirit comes from within the organization where on any given day you could see the Leland Management team out supporting a local cause.
The results of Leland Management’s caring philosophy shows every day throughout the communities and charitable organizations we serve. Leland is not just a business in your community, we are proud to be part of the community.
In many Florida Communities golf carts have evolved from a golf course convenience to a mode of transportation. With their increase in popularity has come the debate over how these motorized vehicles fit safely in a residential environment.
Many communities have been built with safe golf cart transportation in mind by having designated cart paths and published cart guidelines. The complaints come when people want to take their carts outside of the community to go into town or live in a community that is not set up for cart operations.
Leland Management hears resident complaints from both sides of the road; the cart owners about the restrictions on driving the carts and the non-cart owners and pedestrians about the safety of interacting with the carts.
To prevent these complaints and concerns, Leland Management recommends that communities develop a set of guidelines around golf cart operation and communicate it to all residents. It is important that the state and local laws around cart operation are reviewed and incorporated into these guidelines.
The state of Florida has several guidelines involving cart operation (noted below). Additionally, it is important to check with your local municipality and law enforcement to see if any additional restrictions or enforcements are in effect.
With the proper communication and willingness to follow the guidelines, cart users and non-cart users can live in harmony. Happy Carting!
Summary for State of Florida Golf Cart Regulations
The State of Florida does not require a license to drive a golf cart, but the local government can require a license or permit.
You must be at least 14 years old to legally operate a golf cart.
You do not need to register the vehicle. Yet, the local government may require that it be inspected.
The state of Florida does not require insurance on a golf cart either, but the local government may require it.
A golf cart can only be driven on a local or county road that has been approved for golf carts.
A golf cart cannot be driven on a state road and you can only cross a state road at approved crossings for golf carts that are posted.
You cannot drive a golf cart on the sidewalk, and the posted speed limit has to be 30 miles per hour or lower to drive them on approved streets.
The golf cart can only be driven between sunrise and sunset, unless the local government has approved it for night use.
In order for a golf cart to be approved for night use, it must have a windshield, reflectors, turn signals, headlights and brake lights.
Sample of Golf Cart Guidelines
The pedestrian always has the right-of-away and operators of any electric golf cart or similar vehicle must permit this right-of-away.
All occupants of an electric golf cart shall keep hands, arms, legs and feet within the confines of the vehicle at all times when the cart is moving.
Never back up without ensuring there is no pedestrian or obstruction behind you.
Never shift gears while the vehicle is in motion.
Reduce speed to compensate for inclines, pedestrians, sharp turns, blind corners and adverse weather conditions.
Maintain a safe operating distance between other vehicles and any pedestrians.
Use extreme care at building entrances and upon entering or exiting any enclosed areas.
Use the safety mirrors on your vehicle at any intersection to ensure pedestrian safety.
When driving on the streets in the community keep to the far right side of the lane to allow other vehicles to pass, if safe to do so.
Always obey traffic rules and regulations.
Never exceed the safe speed limit.
Do not use cell phones or text while the vehicle is in motion.
Do not try and run or walk pets while operating any of the modes of personal transportation.
Leland Management Team Member is Among Orlando’s 40 Under 40
On August 16th, some of the Central Florida’s most influential people under the age of 40 will gather at the Tier Nightclub to be recognized by the Orlando Business Journal as nominees for the 2012 40 Under 40 awards. This year, Tracy Durham, Leland Management Licensed Community Association Manager and Networking Coordinator will be among the honorees.
It is not a surprise to those who know Tracy that she has been nominated for this year’s award. Over the six years she has worked at Leland Management she has become a key member of the team, always displaying a positive attitude, high level of professionalism and willingness to accept multiple responsibilities.
Tracy is a tremendous asset to the Leland Management team, both as a CAM and in her newest position as the Networking Coordinator. In her role as an onsite CAM, she manages one of Leland’s largest communities (with over 12,000 residents and an annual budget of over $5,000,000) and as the Networking Coordinator, Tracy ensures Leland’s presence at all of the community and business networking events that Leland attends throughout Central Florida. Additionally, Tracy fills the unofficial role of corporate photographer and can be seen around the office and at most Leland community events taking pictures and video for the company.
Additional honors/awards for Tracy include: being the past Executive Director of the local CAI chapter (Community Association Institute), being awarded the Certified Florida CAM designation, and being awarded the Community Manager of Excellence in 2011.
Leland Management is pleased to announce that two Leland team members: Community Association Manager, Dee Belet, and Division Director, Doug Harrier have recently been designated CMCA’s (Certified Community Association Managers) by the Community Association Institute.
The CMCA certification provides standards for association management that gives homeowners and board members confidence in their manager’s knowledge and ability to provide professional service. It is the only worldwide certification program designed exclusively for community association managers.
To earn the CMCA designation, the CAM must demonstrate the fundamental knowledge needed to manage an association, uphold the ethical standards for community association management and commit to continue to their education on the issues that association managers face every day.
The CMCA designation helps to ensure that the community manager has the knowledge, experience and integrity to provide the best possible service to the community. This designation signifies that the manager has made a substantial commitment and investment in their education, career, and the communities that they serve.
Please join Leland Management in congratulating Dee and Doug on their achievement