Your Board of Directors is extremely proud to announce that on the evening of December 9, 2011, Block House Creek Owners Association was recognized by the Community Association’s Institute (CAI), Austin Chapter, during its’ first Community Awards Gala, for Excellence in Community Spirit!

Chris Harrison, CMCA, AMS Chair, welcomed guests to the event. “Over the past several years, we have seen growth in our chapter across  many fronts—this awards program is an evolution of that growth. CAI Austin has established itself as the premier authority in the greater Austin area on community association living, a night of firsts as we recognize some of the finest community associations in the greater Austin area and thank our tireless leaders. It is only fitting that we now begin to recognize the fine communities we live in and are proud to have as neighbors.”

In the category “Community Spirit”, Block House Creek competed with other well known Associations, including Belterra, Creek View, Forest Ridge, Kensington, Knolls of Slaughter Creek, Oak Creek, Pioneer East, Safe Meadows, Steiner Ranch, Sun City, and University Park. Community size—small, medium, or large—was a judging factor. Block House Creek fell into the medium-sized community span of competition.

Board President Ursula Logan accepts the CAI Community Spirit award for mid-sized communities on behalf of all of Block House Creek.

In attendance during the Gala event (L-R), Board Secretary Pam Phillips, Board President Ursula Logan, Tanya and Jim Emmons of Pinnacle Texas, Board Vice-President Heike Santiago, former Board member Tammy Holland, and Maintenance & Safety Committee Co-Chair Jean Tooke. Also in attendance but not pictured was Publicity Committee Co-Chair Don Logan.


A panel of Texas dignitaries participated as judges, including Drew DeBerry, Deputy Commissioner Texas Department of Agriculture; John Kelso, Columnist, Austin American Statesman; Honorable Alan McGraw, Mayor, Round Rock; Honorable Mark Strama, Texas State Representatives; Sandy Denton, Chair of Texas Community Association Advocates Board of Directors; Honorable Jason Isaac, Texas State Representative; Larry Nieman, General Counsel, Texas Apartment Association; and Honorable Kathie Tovo, Austin City Council Member, Place 3.

CAI Chapter Executive Director Joe Dunst congratulates Board Member and Publicity Committee Co-Chair Pam Phillips on having submitted an "exemplary entry."