WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) - The annual Florida Communities of Excellence Awards winners were announced here on May 13. The Awards are bestowed on private residential communities for achievements that improve the quality of life for their residents. Board members, residents and professional managers from 23 communities were honored at the Conference & Awards Gala at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

Now in its eighth year, the Awards was created by the Community Association Law practice of Becker & Poliakoff and the Florida Community Association Journal, the leading publication for community association board members and management professionals.

Winners are chosen from small communities (up to 400 units) and large communities by an independent panel comprised of representatives of leading state and local government departments and agencies, and officials at industry and non-profit organizations. Judges also come from the fields of journalism, resource management, education, public safety and public advocacy.

The list of 2016 Communities of Excellence Awards winners follows. For descriptions of the winning entries, please visit: http://communitiesofexcellence.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016-COE-Winners.pdf

Water Conservation

  • Large (401+ units): On Top of the World Communities, Ocala

  • Small: Island Place, Tampa

Energy Efficiency

  • Large: Flagler Pointe, West Palm Beach

  • Small: Tuscany Cove Masters POA, Naples

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

  • Large: (two-way tie)
    • Saturnia Lakes, Naples
    •  Starkey Ranch, Odessa
  • Small: The Reserve at Belmere, Windermere

Civic Volunteerism & Advocacy (Presented by VolunteerFlorida )

  • Large: Royal Harbor POA, Tavares

  • Small: River Dance Condominium, Bradenton

Communications & Community (Presented by Hotwire Communications)

  • Large: Timber Pines Community Association, Spring Hill

  • Small: Pines of Delray West, Delray Beach

Family Friendly Programs & Initiatives

  • Large: Egret Landing at Jupiter, Jupiter

  • Small: TerraLargo, Lakeland

Disaster Preparedness

  • Large: Cascades at St. Lucie West, Port St. Lucie

  • Small: The Solaire at the Plaza, Orlando

Safety & Security (Presented by ADT Community Association Program)

  • Large: Valencia Pointe Homeowners Association, Boynton Beach

  • Small: Old Marsh Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens

Financial Innovation

  • Large: Turtle Cay HOA, Riviera Beach

  • Small: Tuscany Bay Homeowners Association, Boynton Beach

The Comeback Kid

  • Large: The Quarter at Ybor, Tampa

  • Small: River Dance Condominium Association

Trendsetter Award

  • Timber Pines Community Association, Spring Hill
  • Valencia Reserve, Boynton Beach
  • Spruce Creek Golf & Country Club, Summerfield

Community Video Showcase

  • Cypress Head, Parkland

Community of the Year (Condominium)

  • River Dance Condominium, Bradenton

Community of the Year (HOA)

  • Timber Pines Community Association, Spring Hill

The 2016 awards are supported by these companies, which are dedicated to meeting the needs of residents of condominiums and homeowner associations:

  • Premier sponsors: Castle Group, Comcast, FirstService Residential, Sentry Management
  • Diamond sponsors: ADT Community Association Program, Hotwire Communications, VolunteerFlorida
  • Gold sponsors: Association Reserves, Atlantic | Pacific Management, KW Property Management & Consulting, PD Painting, Ramco Protective Services, StudioNow
  • Silver sponsors: Advanced Fire & Security, Aquatic Systems, Associa, BB&T Association Services, Best Roofing, Bright House Networks, BrightView, Brown & Brown, BuildingLink, Campbell Property Management, CenterState Bank, Converged Services, Inc., Critical Intervention Services, Driveway Maintenance, Envera Systems, Evergreen Lifestyles Management, FPL, Friedman, Feldmesser & Karpeles CPA, Lake & Wetland Management, Leland Management, Nabr Network, Parksman Parking, Popular Association Banking, Progressive Waste Solutions, Seacrest Services, Sherwin-Williams, Sperlonga Data & Analytics, Super Restoration, United Water Restoration Group

About The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards

The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards is a unique program that shines a spotlight on the positive and productive initiatives taking place in condominiums, homeowners associations and cooperatives across Florida. Now in its eighth year, the independently judged program recognizes the top communities in the state for their accomplishments, while enabling others to learn from their example. For more information, please visit http://communitiesofexcellence.net/

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Alan Penchansky
Florida Communities of Excellence Awards
Tel: (305) 529-1944