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Blue Ribbon Communities

CAI's Blue Ribbon Community Program recognizes communities that work hard to develop and maintain standards, encourage community participation, maintain fiscal stability and positively impact the quality of life for the residents. Not every association successfully creates a community within its borders. Those do are truly Blue Ribbon Communities. 
Committee Members: 
  • Dawn M. Becker-Durnin, CIRMS PeopleFirst Property & Casualty Services

  • Kristen Saurini, CLCS  McGriff Insurance Services

  • Sean A. O'Connor, Esq.  - Finkel Law Firm LLC

  • Valerie Garcia Giovanoli, Esq. - McCabe, Trotter & Beverly, P.C.

  • Mike Roche, PCAM, CPA, MBA  - CIT Group Inc.

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Past Winners:

2021 Wachesaw Plantation POA  

Murrells Inlet, SC


2020 Dock Street at Market Common R-11  

Myrtle Beach, SC 

2020 Tidewater Plantation 

Myrtle Beach, SC

2019 Magnolia Pointe Property Owners Association

Myrtle Beach, SC

2019 Hampton Lake 

Blufton, SC

2019 Seabrook Island POA

Seabrook Island, SC

2018 Night Harbor HOA

Chapin, SC

2017 Plantation Lakes Property Owners Association, Inc.

Myrtle Beach, SC

2017 The Farm at Carolina Forest HOA

Myrtle Beach, SC

Blue Ribbon Managers:

Julie Brickley, CMCA, AMS, PCAM • Reimagine


Fred Chitty • Hampton Lake Community Association


Chelsa Fenner, CMCA, AMS • FirstService Residential South Carolina, Inc.


Bob Gehrman, CMCA, AMS • Waccamaw Management LLC, AAMC

Misty Pace, CMCA, AMS • Waccamaw Management, LLC


Heather Paton MCM, CMCA, LSM, PCAM • Seabrook Island Property Owners Association


Paul Skirchak, CMCA, AMS, PCAM • Community Management Solutions


Susan Strickland,CMCA, AMS, PCAM • Wachesaw Plantation POA

Tara Taylor, CMCA, AMS • FirstService Residential

"Currently Blue Ribbon applications are not being accepted as the Blue Ribbon Committee is updating the application process. This will provide an easier submission process for applicants. The committee expects the process to take two months. Please check back around that time. Please do not hesitate to contact the chapter. Thank you for your interest."
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