Glenshire leader to take reins of Northstar
August 13, 2007
Glenshire’s loss is Northstar’s gain, as the general manager of the Glenshire homeowner association has accepted a similar position with Northstar.
After 14 years of service, Geoff Stephens is moving on from his position as general manager of the Glenshire/Devonshire Residents Association.
Stephens managed the 1,357-home association, along with the area’s recreation facilities, working on projects from the Glenshire’s Lake Trail to the formalization of home-inspection process, according to a release from the association.
“I’ve been here for about 14 years; this was just a good opportunity to work with a different association. I’ll have different clients, and I won’t be living in the neighborhood I’m managing,” Stephens said. “It’s an exciting challenge.”
Accepting a position as the general manager for the Northstar Property Owners Association, Stephens replaces Kit Kelly, who resigned on June 29, said Nancy Barna, who has been filling in as Northstar’s interim general manager.
“Geoff is very well-respected in the community,” Barna said. “We are very excited to have Geoff.”
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Stephens will oversee the 1,480 homes within the Northstar association, enforcing bylaws, working with the design review committee, and acting as a liaison with developers like Booth Creek and East West Partners, Barna said.
The two resident associations will allow Stephens to transition between the positions, tying up loose ends in Glenshire even as he begins work at Northstar, Stephens said, with his new position starting in September.
“I’ll oversee the next section of boardwalk around the pond this fall, as well as the pool upgrade,” Stephens said.
Stephens will remain involved in other issues as a Glenshire resident, like a potential open-space tax ballot measure and the Canyon Springs development, he said.
The biggest changes Stephens said he foresees is dealing with fewer full-time residents, overseeing more extensive development in and around Northstar, and not living where he works.
“Compliance will be the biggest change,” Stephens said. “One of the biggest hurdles was enforcing compliance on neighbors and friends; that wears on you after a while.”
He said the Glenshire/Devonshire Residents Association will look for a replacement general manager, with Vicki Connell filling in during the transition.
“It’s been a terrific time here, I think we’ve accomplished a lot,” Stephens said. “Glenshire has become not just a quiet community, and has become active in the town. I like what we’ve left.”
After the resignation of Darren Shaw in June, the Tahoe Donner Association has also been looking for a new general manager.
In a 4-1 decision, the Tahoe Donner Association board of directors hired Dave Gravell, the association’s assistant manager and legal counsel, to take over as general manager.
According to a release from the association, Gravell has been with Tahoe Donner for 17 years, giving him the experience to pick up where Shaw left off.