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Alliance and Somerset Association Management Companies Collect Multiple Awards from CAI Austin

December 14, 2011

Associa companies Alliance Association Management and Somerset Association Management combined to win 15 HOA/Condo awards at the inaugural CAI Austin Chapter Awards Gala. The event was held on December 9th at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel and recognized the managed communities throughout the greater Austin area.

"Both companies strongly encouraged their respective staffs to participate in this inaugural event and the winning evidence is clear," said Associa Regional Vice President Matt Steele. "Their support of this new event is appreciated. It means a great deal to know the distinguished judging panel is now aware of Alliance and Somerset and the award winning communities they manage in central Texas."

The CAI Austin Community Awards Program reflects its commitment to responsible community governance. The program is designed to reward outstanding performance by common-interest community volunteer leaders, professional community management, and the professional service and equipment providers who deliver superior support. This program also helps the honored programs distinguish themselves in the unique market of Austin.

Associa Vice President of Marketing and National Sales Chris Harrison was the Chairman of the inaugural Awards Committee and helped select the following distinguished judging panel:

State Representative Mark Strama
State Representative Jason Isaac
City of Round Rock Mayor Alan McGraw
City of Austin Councilwoman Kathy Tovo
Syndicated Columnist Mark Kelso
Deputy Commissioner of the Texas Dept. of Agriculture Drew DeBerry Sandy Denton Larry Niemann

With more than 100 entries in eight different categories, Alliance and Somerset were honored with the following awards:

Green Community Trendsetter – Plaza Lofts Condos (mid-size condo category)
Safety & Security Initiatives – The Shore Condominiums (large condo category)

Community of the Year – Estates at Settlers Park HOA (mid-size HOA category)
Community of the Year – Southlake Ranch (small HOA category)
Communication Innovation – Georgetown Crossing (small HOA category)
Community Spirit – Sage Meadow (large condo category)
Financial Stewardship – Barton Creek Townhomes (small condo category)
Financial Stewardship – Westland Office Park (mid-size condo category)
Financial Stewardship – Castle Hill Terrace (small condo category)
Green Community Trendsetter – Cobra Studios (small condo category)
Green Community Trendsetter – Mueller Master Community (large HOA category)
Neighborhood Beautification – Fountainwood (small HOA category)
Neighborhood Beautification – Avery Ranch (large HOA category)
Neighborhood Beautification – Marina Club (small condo category)
Safety & Security Initiatives – Canyon Mesa (small HOA category)

Additionally, Alliance is pleased to announce that Senior Community Manager and Branch Director of the Cedar Park Office Christine Gamache was the winner of the Manager of Excellence Award. She was chosen from a pool of more than 20 applicants. Gamache began her career in September 2002 as Community Manager with Alliance Association Management and was recently promoted to Senior Manager and manages a diverse portfolio along with overseeing the Cedar Park office management.

Gamache is very involved with the Company's Spirit Team. She coordinates various activities to promote employee morale, participates in Associa Cares events and assist with the marketing team. She is also an active member on the Alliance team for the Associa Supports Kids (ASK) program. Gamache has earned her professional designation of Certified Manager of Community Association (CMCA) from CAI.

For more information on the inaugural awards gala, please visit www.caiaustin.org.

Somerset Association Management provides community association management and developer services to the finest properties in Texas. Since 2004, its sole focus has been to deliver performance that enriches communities and enhances the lives of the people it serves. To learn more, please visit www.somersetassociations.com or find them on Facebook by visiting www.Facebook.com/SomersetAssociationManagement.

Alliance Association Management provides community association management and developer services to Austin and Central Texas. Since 1986, its sole focus has been to deliver performance that enriches communities and enhances the lives of the people it serves. For more information on Alliance Association Management, please go to www.allianceonline.net or find them on Facebook by visiting www.Facebook.com/AllianceAssociationManagement.

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