The Chestnut Hill Community Association’s next community manager may have different role

The Chestnut Hill Community Association plans to hire a new person to fill its Community Manager position. Philip LeCalsey, who was the manager, left earlier this year.

The CHCA may use this interim period to redefine the job’s responsibilities. The idea was presented at last night’s CHCA Executive Committee meeting. Before the hiring process can begin, a committee will create a new job description for the position.

Jane Piotrowski, chair of the committee, said this new manager would also “serve as an Executive Director” for the CHCA, both spearheading and focusing efforts within the association. Piotrowski indicated that the committee would send a report to the board prior to the next meeting.

Dollars and Sense

Interim Treasurer Mark Keintz presented details on the budget of the Chestnut Hill Local, CHCA’s community newspaper, expressing confidence in the progress of the newspaper, specifically the efforts of its Associate Publisher, Larry Hochberger.

In the last year, Hochberger began using more sophisticated software programs that has led to significant improvements in generating stories for web and print, leading to increased ad revenue.

To cut down on confusion at recent board meetings over the budget of the Local, board member and previous CHCA President Tolis Vardakis suggested that the associate publisher and the bookkeeper of the newspaper should submit a separate budget to the board.

The group unanimously agreed and the motion will be presented to the CHCA at the next board meeting on Thursday March 24.

(revised 4/26/11: This version makes clear that the CHCA is looking to hire a manager for an existing position)

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