Three Vision Awards Presented to MERIT Employees by the California Association of Community Managers


MERIT achieves high honors for outstanding service

Aliso Viejo, CA, August 5, 2009 — MERIT, a leading provider of professional community association and rental management services, announced that Susana McKellar, Jamie Mayo and Marybeth Green were presented with Vision Awards by the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). They were recognized for outstanding service and dedication to their communities at the Vision Award ceremony held on July 30th at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA.

McKellar received the “Creative Solutions Award” for developing the “Helping Hands-Helping Homes” program which assists homeowners with the exterior of their homes who do not have the means to keep up with the association’s CC&R standards. McKellar works in communities throughout Rancho Santa Margarita.

Mayo was honored with a “Creative Solutions Award” for her resourcefulness to reduce homeowner assessments and keep expenses to a minimum for a community dealing with developer bankruptcy issues. Mayo works in communities throughout the Inland Empire.

Green received the “Excellence in Education Award” award for her work in developing the “Delinquency Tool Kit” which is a step-by-step guide that covers delinquency basics, foreclosure processes as well as a guide to understanding bad debt and payment plans. Green works in Aliso Viejo as Vice President of Education for MERIT.

“We are proud of our employees who continue to go above and beyond in providing only the best service for communities of California,” stated Melinda Masson, Founder and CEO of MERIT.

The Vision Awards honor community association managers and industry professionals who demonstrate excellence in community services. The 2009 awards competition and annual CACM state-wide trade show featured nearly 200 exhibitors, 650 attendees, well-known speakers, workshops and networking opportunities for industry professionals.


Since 1980, MERIT has grown to be one of the foremost providers of professional community association services in the Western States. MERIT specializes in the forward planning and management of master planned, single family home/condominiums, active adult, and urban high- and mid-rise communities as well as rental property management for investors (

MERIT is a part of FirstService Residential Management which manages more then 3,700 communities, representing more than 1,000,000 homes/units in 18 states. FirstService Residential Management is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ:FSRV).

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MERIT is one of the foremost providers of professional association services serving communities throughout the Western States and Mexico.


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Phone: 949-698-2073

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