Dear Editor:

It is with mixed emotions that I inform you that my tenure with PLPOA ended on Friday, June 21, because the Department of Community Standards (aka Covenant Compliance) management position was “eliminated.”

I would like to take this opportunity to reflect and extend my gratitude to the greater Pagosa Lakes community for the many wonderful memories, experience and an opening to be of service to the association for the past 22 years.  First, and foremost, the past general managers — Roy Vega, Waynette Nell, Walt Lukasik and Gloria Petsch are the true leaders of the association.  They shared their professionalism and dedication for meeting the needs and desires of the Pagosa Lakes residents. The Department of Property and Management (Larry Lynch, Joseph Rivas, Bob Hujus, Rick Starr) assist with the many community enhancement programs including, but not limited to, the tree mulching program, Vista projects, trash/structure removal, appliance drive, Chris Mountain cleanup, and holiday tree drive. Last, but not least, there is the current and past Environmental Control Committee (Ernie Karger, Jim VanLier, John Byrnes, Mellody Gartley, Ken Tremko, David Butcher, Larry Olin, Ken Lavery, Pierre Mion, Ray Finney, Dennis Schick, Fred Ebeling, Hal George, Bill Pongranz, Arthur Matchum, Earl Eliason, John Applegate and Gordon McIver).  The committee provides an invaluable service to the greater Pagosa Lakes to ensure that the property values are maintained and enhanced. I wish the best of luck to each Pagosa Lakes property owner, contractor and associate in their endeavors. I look forward to the day that our paths may cross again.

Margaret Gallegos

This story was posted on June 27, 2013.