Communications Committee Report

The Communications Committee is pleased to provide the 2017 Summer edition of the MPHOA Newsletter, the third of four planned newsletters for the year.  MPHOA has three primary means of communicating with owners and residents:  the MPHOA web site, our periodic newsletters, and e-mail “blasts” to all owners and residents for single-focus issues and news items.

As a step to improve community communications, earlier this year we began to  upgrade/replace the MPHOA web site with an improved appearance, more content and features, and improved timeliness and usefulness to owners and residents.  The new web site is now in operation.  The Board hopes an enhanced website will attract more traffic and resident use than it has experienced in prior years.  Board member Brian Hult, our “webmaster” led this initiative, which was announced in the Spring edition of the Newsletter.  If you have not yet visited the new website, we invite you to stop by at:  http://www.mcleanprovincehoa.com.

Our new website gives us greater flexibility to remain up-to-date and will be a more useful, and we hope, a more utilized resource going forward.  The website has a document storage feature, a news feed, a calendar of important HOA events, an e-mail contact system to reach the Board and National Realty partners, and is mobile and tablet-friendly.  We intend to make regular updates and further improvements, so please provide us with your feedback and whether there are other features and enhancements that you would find useful.

A fourth method for communication has been in place for several years, but is relatively unknown and is little-used.  The method is via “Google Groups” – essentially an informal community electronic bulletin board and is not an “official” means for the Board to communicate MPHOA news and is not endorsed by, nor used by, the Board to communicate with the community.  Instead, you may find it useful in posting items for sale, requesting suggestions for contractors, etc.  Click on the link below and it will take you to Google Groups.  On your first visit, you will need to request/create an account.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mclean-province

Our Newsletter is distributed electronically to all owners and residents whose e-mail address is on file with our Property Manager, Mary Lockhart of National Realty Partners (NRP).  Should your e-mail address change, please provide the new e-mail address to Mary at MLockhart@NRPartnersLLC.com .  If you know of neighbors who currently do not receive electronic correspondence from NRP, please refer them to NRP to have their contact information added to our master e-mail list.