Dean Malamatenios

Dean

I am a U.S. Air Force disabled veteran that served in Desert Shield/Storm. I bring 15+ years of experience in IT leadership with responsibility in managing budgets, a staff of up to 100, and IT hardware assets. I successfully served on the HOA board in Meridian, Idaho, for two years.

I highly value strong, healthy, and prosperous communities where residents have a voice. I have lived in Vistancia for more than eight years. During this time, I have seen the highs and lows of the community, from the housing crisis to the growth of new housing and infrastructure. With my experience in managing large programs, I understand what it takes to make decisions that affect several people and have the ability to work with diverse viewpoints. I am objective and can set aside personal interests when making decisions.

1. Do you currently or have you previously served on a board or committee?
Yes, I successfully served on the HOA board in Meridian, Idaho for two years. 

2. How you will be able to put aside personal biases and desires to make decisions for the betterment of the entire community?
I have an open mind with strong listening skills and the ability to remain objective in all situations. I have to do this each and every day in my profession and place of business. 

3. What is the most important issue facing the community in the next two years? 
Lack of amenities and overgrowth as well as community safety. 

4. What can the Association do to help maintain or improve current property values?
Adhere to the enforce the current CC&Rs. Find ways to attract needed business to locate to our community such as working with City of Peoria.

5. What are the three most important ways we can increase the sense of community in Vistancia?
 
1. Offer social events that cater to diverse types of people and interests. There is not enough choice in the current events that are offered
2. Have a better neighborhood watch program
3. Implement a know your neighbors program

6. How do you feel about the collaborative-partnership approach between the Board, community members and the management team? What would you do to support and/or improve these relationships moving forward?
I believe effective and regular communication and collaboration is critical for the success of the HOA and community. I would suggest the following: 
1. Increased frequency of communication and collaboration between the board, community members, and the management team on what is happening in the community. 
2. Increased monitoring of social channels to see what residents are reporting and their sentiments (e.g., Next Door, Facebook, etc.)