By Steve Sestak, President, Quivira, Inc. Board of Directors
I hope that had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday season. I always find this to be a great time to reflect back on everything to be thankful for over the past year. I also find this to be a great time to think ahead of all the exciting things in store for the New Year. It is definitely a blessed time.
Reflecting on last year, we accomplished many important things at Lake Quivira that will set the stage for the years ahead. Some highlights include:
The recruitment and hiring of a new General Manager
The annexation of the Meadows and Siler Properties by the City
The development and approval of a new Strategic Master Plan
The approval of our Budgets and several Strategic Projects
2018 is going to be a very busy year. To give you some idea of how busy it is going to be and provide some insight on the tentative timing of certain projects, please refer to the 2018 Project Calendar (see belowJ). This calendar includes all major Capital and Strategic Projects scheduled throughout the year, including the anticipated timing when each is planned to be completed.
As we begin 2018, there appears to be a renewed excitement and optimism about the future of Lake Quivira. While I appreciate the many accolades you have given to the Board, its Committees and the many volunteers for their work over the past year, it is important to recognize we would not have gotten to this point without your generous input, guidance and support. It is also important to recognize the real work is still ahead of us as we turn these plans into reality. Your continued support will be essential as we move forward. Our commitment will be to continue to keep you informed and to provide regular opportunities to share your constructive feedback.
Over the upcoming months, we will launch many different projects and begin executing against the 2018 plans and budgets. We will initiate an exciting, new, Membership Marketing Program. We will also kick off the Board Nominating Process for three Board positions to be selected at the Annual Meeting in March. The opportunity to get involved at Lake Quivira has never been greater.