As I step into the role of President of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter, I am conscious of the responsibility and importance that this position carries. Having served on the Golden Horseshoe Chapter Board of Directors for almost 10 years, I have had the honour and privilege of being led by, and serving alongside, leaders in the condominium industry. Most recently, our Chapter was successfully led by Nathan Helder after the Chapter's transformative year. Nathan ensured that the Chapter remained a strong and relevant organization in the condominium industry. Among other things, over the last 2 years our Chapter has seen a steady growth in membership and a large, rejuvenated increase in member participation. Thank you Nathan.
The success of the Chapter, like any not-for-profit organization, is not only dependent on a strong President but is also heavily reliant on the strength of those that work collaboratively with the President - the Board of Directors and committees.
The individual directors and committee members themselves have changed throughout the past 10 years but the dedication has not. The Chapter’s directors and committee members are comprised of varying backgrounds – condominium unit owners and directors, retired school teachers, an executive director of a property management company, an associate at an engineering firm, all of whom work very hard for the Chapter with one main goal in mind: to serve our members to the best of our abilities, to be the resource for all things condominium in the Golden Horseshoe Chapter.
As I take on this new role for the next 2 years I am both grateful and excited.
I am grateful for being entrusted to take on this new role and for having had the privilege to learn from the greatest on how to lead the Chapter. I am also grateful for the opportunity to work together with the many dedicated individuals that are involved with the Chapter.
I am excited to grow the Chapter and to take steps to ensure that we remain the source for all things condominium. I look forward to working with the many individuals that make our Chapter amazing, individuals who 10 years ago started off as professional colleagues but many of which have become good friends. I am also excited to meet the many new individuals that are volunteering for the Chapter.
Lastly, I would like to thank you - our members. Thank you for joining us on our Chapter's journey, for participating and learning with us - without you there is no Chapter, without you we would not be what we are today: a leader in the condominium industry serving the Golden Horseshoe area. Thank you.
Maria Durdan, B.A., LL.B, ACCI (Law)