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The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards are coming up sooner than you think

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On May 2, thousands of homeowners association residents, board members, and managers will gather for the annual Florida Communities of Excellence Conference and Awards Gala, being held this year in beautiful Orlando, Florida. The agenda for the day as well as detailed descriptions of the finalists have recently been released, and are featured in the event program guide, which is now online.

If you haven't done so already, you should register now for the event. If you're a resident, board member, or active manager, there is no cost.

For 2014, the Florida Communities of Excellence has a record number of first time entrants--nearly 100--and 21 are finalists, indicated with an * below.

Water Conservation, Indoors and Outdoors

Small Communities
Lakes of Aloma Homeowners Association, Oviedo*
Beacon Woods East 16 & 17 Beacon Point, Hudson*
Dover House Resort, Delray Beach*

Large Communities
Stonecrest POA, Summerfield
Country Club of Mount Dora, Mt. Dora
Sunrise Lakes Phase 1 Condominium, Sunrise

Energy Efficiency

Small Communities
Metropolis at Dadeland, Miami*
Renaissance I Association, Sarasota
The Peninsula at St Johns Center Condominium Association, Jacksonville*

Large Communities
Ibis Property Owners Association, West Palm Beach
VeronaWalk of Naples, Naples
Avalon Park Property Owners Association, Orlando

Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Small Communities
Promenades East Condominium Association, Port Charlotte
Bridgestone at Legends Neighborhood Association, Clermont
Dockside at Ventura, Orlando*

Large Communities
St. George Plantation, St. George Island*
Vanderbilt Community Association, Naples
MetroWest Master Association, Orlando

Civic Volunteerism & Advocacy

Small Communities
Orchid Island Golf & Beach Community Association, Orchid
The Solaire at the Plaza Condominium Association, Orlando
Millstream Estates HOA, St. Cloud*

Large Communities
Tanglewood, Sebring*
Solivita, Poinciana*
Vanderbilt Community Association, Naples

Communications & Community

Small Community
Ocean Village Club, St. Augustine
Yacht Harbour Condominium, Miami
Plantation Park Private Residences Condominium Association, Orlando

Large Community
Stoneybrook West Master Association, Winter Garden
Magnolia Plantation, Lake Mary*
Solivita, Poinciana*

Family Friendly Programs & Initiatives

Small Communities
Carriage Pointe Neighborhood Association, Winter Garden*
Moss Park Ridge, Orlando
Cypress Fairway, Orlando*

Large Communities
Waterchase Master POA, Tampa
Heritage Park Homeowners Association, St. Augustine
Association of Poinciana Villages, Poinciana*

Safety & Security

Small Communities
L'Hermitage I Condominium Association, Ft. Lauderdale
Sea Woods Homeowners Association, New Smyrna Beach
Little Harbour Homeowners Association, Naples

Large Communities
VeronaWalk of Naples, Naples
Ibis Property Owners Association, West Palm Beach
The Quarter at Ybor, Tampa*

Disaster Preparedness Initiatives

Small Communities
Lakes of Mount Dora, Mt. Dora*
The Solaire at the Plaza Condominium Association, Orlando
Overlook at Baymeadows Condominium Association, Jacksonville

Large Communities
Villa Borghese Homeowners Association, Delray Beach
Silverthorn Hernando Homeowners Association, Brooksville
Solivita, Poinciana*

Financial Innovation

Small Communities
Pines of Delray West, Delray Beach*
Ocean Village Club, St. Augustine
Camino Real Village, Boca Raton*

Large Communities
Timber Pines Community Association, Spring Hill
Valencia Isles, Boynton Beach*
Avalon Park Property Owners Association, Orlando

“The Comeback Kid”

Small Communities
The Courtyards of Suntree, Melbourne*
Ocean Village Club, St. Augustine
Positano Place at Naples, Naples*

Large Communities
The Club at Brickell Bay Plaza Condominium Association, Miami*
Turtle Cay HOA, Riviera Beach
International Village, Lauderhill

If your company is interested in being a part of this important industry event, there are still opportunities, including participation in the Managers of Excellence lunch, which is a separate ticketed event. Send e-mail or call (305-529-1944) to discuss.

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