Fairfield Harbour’s Mystre’ Van Horn Wins 2013 CAI-NC Manager of the Year

Manager of Residential Boating and Golf Community Recognized Again for Outstanding Excellence by North Carolina Chapter of Community Associations Institute

New Bern, NC, October 23, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Fairfield Harbour, a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced Mystre’ Van Horn, on-site community manager, was recently named a Manager of the Year by the Community Associations Institute’s North Carolina Chapter (CAI-NC). Van Horn, who has served as Fairfield Harbour’s community manager since 2011, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the community as well as overseeing the communication between staff, owners, committee members, board members and local leaders. In 2012, she was named Manager of Distinction by CAI-NC. With a longstanding background in the real estate industry, she previously worked for professional management companies in Texas, South Carolina and Virginia prior to joining Fairfield Harbour’s professional management company, Community Association Services (CAS, Inc.). Van Horn also does private consulting with community associations who request assistance on a case by case basis. Apart from her involvement with CAI-NC, Van Horn participates in a number of professional organizations, including the North Carolina Registered Parliamentarians (NCRP), the National Association of Registered Parliamentarians (NARP), National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM), Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and the Association Management Specialists (AMS).

Additionally, Fairfield Harbour was recognized as CAI-NC’s Community of the Year for a second consecutive year. This award specifically evaluates the overall role of community management companies, which are heavily involved in the guidance and direction of community associations. Other honors went to the president of the Fairfield Harbour Board of Directors, Larry Knapp, with the 2013 Board Member of Distinction award and community resident, Joe Schulties, with the 2013 CAI-NC Volunteer of the Year award.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Van Horn. “Fairfield Harbour is an amazing community, and I am proud to serve its residents and neighbors. I strive to provide the highest quality service to Fairfield Harbour by engaging in the community’s culture and developing strong relationships with the developers, real estate agents, residents, owners, tenants and vendors.”

“Fairfield Harbour is fortunate to have such a dedicated and positive on-site community manager as Mystre’,” said Larry Knapp, president of the Property Owners Association. “I cannot think of a more deserving individual for this award. Mystre’ is an asset to this community, and we are truly grateful to have her as a part of Fairfield Harbour.”

“Mystre’ is an outstanding employee and represents the hard work and commitment that CAS, Inc. managers embody,” said John Stone, president of CAS, Inc. “We are proud to serve Fairfield Harbour and are so happy for Mystre’ and the recognition she has received from CAI-NC.”

About Fairfield Harbour:
Established in 1975, Fairfield Harbour is a boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, North Carolina. Residents living in this recreational, resort and retirement community have access to numerous social networks as well as a 75-acre manmade harbor along the Neuse River that lies only 18 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. Fairfield Harbour is located on more than 2,000 acres and includes more than 1,300 privately-owned single family homes, 144 condominiums and 24 townhouses. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Fairfield Harbour and its residents actively support more than 75 nonprofit groups in the region, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Tryon Palace, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation and Coastal Women’s Shelter. Community Association Services (CAS, Inc.), which is led by John Stone, president, serves as the professional management company for Fairfield Harbour. Fairfield Harbour was most recently named “Community of the Year” by the Community Association Institute of North Carolina. For more information about Fairfield Harbour, visit http://www.fhpoa.com.
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