August President's Message
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
by: Kristin Howell, RPA, Meissner Jacquet Investment Management Services

Section: President's Message

The BOMA Summer Work Party is one of my favorite events of the year – its BOMA’s chance to give back to the community but it’s also a chance to get to know fellow BOMA members on a different level. There’s nothing like scrubbing toilets next to a fellow property manager or painting fun shapes on the sidewalk next to your HVAC service provider to give you a whole new appreciation for the person behind the company.  We had a great turn out this past weekend at the North River Road Preschool in Oceanside, which is one of six preschools that North County Community Services operates. The preschools serve 3-5 year old children from over 700 low income families throughout the county.
We mulched the playground, built benches, sanded and painted tiny picnic tables, painted classrooms, pulled weeds, deep cleaned bathrooms, repainted fun shapes on the sidewalk and Teresa Henning, one of our talented members, even painted a gorgeous mural in one of the restrooms!

We can take pride in the fact that we made a difference for the preschool and children it serves

A huge shout out to everyone who helped out with this Summer Work Party: Brad Stoner Painting who brought a crew in to do the big job (and supervise the rest of us on the smaller jobs), ValleyCrest Landscape and the Brickman Group who each had crews helping out all day, Concierge Cleaning Services, Commercial Cleaning Systems and Waxie for the cleaning supplies and deep cleaning equipment, A.O. Reed for labor and supplies to take on the preschool’s plumbing issues and other projects, Dunn Edwards for supplying the paint and stains, Lot Management for window cleaning, J.D. Israel Construction for constructing a new wraparound bench, Sandstrand Services for power washing the cement walkways, TruGreen Landcare and New Way Landscape for the many landscaping services and to the many individuals that gave of their time and energy on Saturday morning. We can take pride in the fact that we made a difference for the preschool and the children it serves.  At the end of the four hours, we left the school cleaner, and ready to brighten the student’s day. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in this effort.
Over the next several months, I will be meeting with past BOMA San Diego Presidents to get their opinion about what we can do better and how we can grow our local organization.  These people have a unique perspective about the organization and how it operates. My hope is that we can increase membership, increase participation, and most importantly increase BOMA’s value to it’s members.   If you have an idea about how to make BOMA great, please drop me an email at I would love to hear from you!
And finally, check out Lynn Hulbert’s article in this month’s newsletter – we are rolling out a fantastic fundraiser for the BOMA International PAC (Political Action Committee).  There’s a gorgeous Louis Vuitton bag to be won – so be sure to buy lots of tickets (and help support the PAC).