The Wilson Summit Homeowners Assn., a 120-unit condo association in the Monterey Hills area of Los Angeles, has been honored as small association of the year by Community Assns. Institute (CAI).
The Wilson Summit association was honored by CAI for creating of an effective committee system, re-landscaping the complex and rallying 95% of the homeowners to install low-flow toilets, which cut the association's water and sewer bills by 40%.
Although Wilson Summit is 7 years old, its homeowner association was formed in November, 1992. The units were rented for the first five years before being sold as condos, according to Lynette Findley, who works for Aberdeen Management Co. of Burbank as the liaison with the homeowners association. Most homeowners in the moderate-income complex are first-time buyers, she said.
CAI's nationwide awards program, now in its fifth year, honors one association in each of four size categories: small (1 to 149 units), median (150 to 499), large (500 to 999) and very large (1,000 or more).
CAI is a nonprofit association created in 1973 to educate and represent the nation's residential community association industry.