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Every month, we issue an electronic newsletter, eNews Monthly, to keep clients informed about Association items, spotlight clients, answer frequently asked questions, and let you know what is happening with the company. Old issues of eNews Monthly are available on our Library page.

February 2023
eNews Monthly
Volunteer Spotlight

Aliana Community Council Volunteers
by Robbye Campbell

This month we celebrate two special Aliana Community Council volunteers. 

Mary Ironkwe is a student volunteer from Harmony School. Mary is a young lady that can always be relied upon to help with the Aliana community events.  She goes above and beyond in her community service.  She has a constant smile on her face and greets every resident as they arrive at an event.  Mary is a wonderful young lady willing to assist with any task.  In the picture, Mary poses with Santa at the 2022 Christmas event.  Mary is a joy to be around and is sure to continue her community service for the rest of her school career and beyond.

Another Aliana Community Council volunteer we are introducing is Wanda Oldham.  Wanda is the Vice President of the Council Board of Directors. She is a fun-loving worker bee with ideas to help bring interesting and exciting events for the more mature community to partake in such as a trip to Sam Houston Race Park for the Kentucky Derby Day and a trip to the Constellation Field for a hometown baseball trip to cheer for the Space Cowboys! Keep that welcomed enthusiasm coming Wanda!

We are lucky to work with such amazing volunteers.  Thank you ladies!

Company News

Our San Antonio Office Is Moving!

Our San Antonio Office is excited to be moving to a new location on February 21! We will be joining our Accounting Department in our Pipe Creek office building. We will continue to serve clients and manage communities in the same areas as before but with a well-designed space better suited for our teams. 

This move complements C.I.A. Services’ ongoing mission to provide every level of service that community associations need. As we move into our 40th year managing communities, 14 years of which were in San Antonio, this move will allow us to gain efficiencies to better serve our communities.

Our Pipe Creek office is located on the northwest side of San Antonio off Hwy 16 at 465 Bear Springs Road, Pipe Creek, TX 78063

Community Spotlight

We are proud of every one of our communities, so it is always hard to find just one to highlight. However, our managers are always eager to share the great things they see their communities doing!   

Here are the most recent selections:

  • February Hidden Springs Homeowners’ Association 
  • December - Clear Lake City Boulevard Houston
  • November - Shavano Forest Owners Association San Antonio
  • September - Rancho Verde Community Association Houston
  • August - Community Association of the Highlands Houston

To see the full story on these communities and to see all of the past winners, visit the Community of the Month page on our site.


Community Anniversaries

Every month we appreciate the communities that are celebrating their anniversaries with us. Here are the clients that started with us in February.   

  • Oak Hollow Homeowners Association — 21 years
  • Eastpoint Subdivision Homeowners Association — 19 years
  • Greensbrook Community Association — 16 years
  • Eilan Property Owners Association — 8 years
  • Eilan Condominium Association — 8 years
  • Colonial Lakes Office Park Owners Association — 7 years
  • Quiet Creek Homeowners Association — 5 years
  • The Mesas and Ridge at Canyon Springs Homeowners Association — 4 years
  • Westridge Cove Community Association — 1 year
  • Community Association of Avondale — 1 year

Our goal has always been to create a positive, long-term relationship with all of our client communities. We are very proud to be managing all of these communities.

New Communities

We are very pleased to announce our newest clients that joined us in February!  All of these communities are Taylor Morrison developments and we are so excited to begin partnering with them.

The Bonterra at Cross Creek Ranch Community Association is a 55+ gated community in Fulshear with about 420 homes currently.  The community is expected to be just over 700 homes at full development.

Grand Visa Community Association is located in Richmond and is currently home to 1,453 families.  In the next 2 years, they will be completing development with almost 1,700  homes.

Avalon at Friendswood Community Association is a brand-new development located in Houston.  The community will be gated and will ultimately be home to almost 300 families. 

The Bonterra at Woodforest Community Association is also a 55+ community.  Bonterra at Woodforest is located in Montgomery that is close to completion with just over 600 homes. 

Join us in welcoming these new Taylor Morrison communities to C.I.A. Services!

Employee Corner

Stockholder Anniversaries

We love to celebrate special milestones with our employees. In the Employee Corner of each eNews issue, we will list all employees that have reached their first anniversary with our company. 

Additionally, once employees reach five years and becomes a stockholder, we recognize them each year on their anniversary month.This month, we have 2 stockholder anniversaries to celebrate!

Evan Ducote is celebrating his 9th year with C.I.A. Services this February! Evan is a Maintenance Coordinator out of our West Houston office. His extensive knowledge of landscaping and eagerness to be cooperative is what make him a great asset to our team. Evan is an incredibly kind person and a pleasure to work with. When not in the field, Evan enjoys traveling, music, and partaking in various new fitness adventures.

Congratulations to Charles Driskell for reaching his 8th anniversary this month! Charles is a Maintenance Coordinator at our San Antonio Office. Charles has a lot of HOA experience; before joining us in San Antonio, he was the Board President of his community. Charles enjoys riding motorcycles, sitting around a fire with family & friends, and hunting & fishing.


1-year Anniversaries

We also pleased to share two 1-year anniversaries this month! 

Deja Camanse is an Administrative Assistant out of our San Antonio office.  Deja works with many of our communities and manages to keep everything moving forward. In her free time, Deja enjoys, spending time outdoors at the lake, cooking Hawaiian recipes, and spending time with her Ohana (family)! She is a wonderful asset to the team! 

Johnny Look is also celebrating the completion of his first year.  Johnny is a Maintenance Coordinator from our North Houston office.  In the past year, Johnny has proved to be valuable and has worked with several managers to navigate through some very interesting and unusual situations in a few communities.  Johnny is an awesome father who loves family time with his wife Candace and their 9-year-old son James. 

Seminar Series

Associations in Practice

Our Associations in Practice Series is an offering of short videos with very specific topics.  Our newest video is Texas 87th Legislative Session.  The 2021 session of the Texas legislature produced significant changes to the Texas Property Code affecting property owners’ associations. This video explores those changes and provides specific follow-up recommendations. 

Super-Budget Concepts is a great introduction (or refresher) to our Super-budget and a nice refresher or opening to the full webinar offered in our Seminar Series. 
In our video, Short Term Rentals, we offer insight into short-term rental properties. We have an expert panel on board discussing everything from what a short-term rental is, to potential problems and possible solutions.
All of our Associations in Practice Series videos will be available on our YouTube channel. We will send updates when new material is added. You can also subscribe to our channel for news on the latest additions.

Stay Plugged in With Webcasts

We offer each of our seminars in the form of a recorded webcast on demand for you to watch at any time! If you are interested in one of our seminars, they are available on our YouTube channel. The following seminars are now available:

To watch any of the webcasts, simply click on the links above.

Find Us on Social Media

C.I.A. Services, Inc. has a long and proud history of providing up-to-date news on our company happenings, industry news, and association governance.  Each month, we are pleased to share with you our eNews Monthly.  Each issue is loaded with great information! 

We have broadened our social media presence to include LinkedIn and Facebook. With these additional layers of communication, you can always find the latest information about our company, employees, association management, and other related news.  

If you are not already following us, please ”Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on all things C.I.A. Services and beyond.

Read Past Issues of eNews Monthly

Every month, we issue an electronic newsletter, eNews Monthly, to keep clients informed about Association items, spotlight clients, answer frequently asked questions, and let you know what is happening with the company. Old issues of eNews Monthly are available on our Library page.