coe-logo2015sponsorBrochure-textThe Florida Communities of Excellence Awards is the first and only comprehensive, independent recognition program for the tens of thousands of community associations throughout Florida. Now in its seventh year, the program enables the top communities in the state to promote their accomplishments and raise their profiles while documenting their success and enabling others to learn from their examples.

For information about submitting an entry, judging and sponsorship, please contact Alan Penchansky.


    • Name: Florida Communities of Excellence Awards (www.CommunitiesOfExcellence.net)
    • Founded: 2009
    • Founding sponsors: Florida Community Association Journal, Becker & Poliakoff, Pen Group Communications
    • Advisory Council: 13 members dedicated to Community Associations throughout the state
    • Number of communities participating: More than 500 communities with more than 500,000 residents.
    • Judges: 36 individuals, including representatives of state, county and local government agencies and departments (incl. Division of Emergency Management, Volunteer Florida, Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs, The St. John’s River Water Management District, City of Tampa Parks and Recreation, and The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office) as well as professional and non-profit organizations.
    • Categories: 12, with “Community Association Video Showcase,” a special category, added in 2015.
    • Size classifications: Winners are selected from communities with up to 400 residents and those that have 400 or more residents.
    • Number of communities that have won at least one award: 84 over six years.
    • Number of sponsors: 70 over six years.
    • Deadline for entering: January 31, 2015 (12 p.m. ET)
    • Entry fees: None. Communities can enter in as many categories as they wish, and there is no fee to enter.
    • Winners announced: In May, 2015 at the Seventh Annual Conference & Awards Gala in Weston, FL
    • Number of attendees at the Conference and Awards Gala: 450 in 2014.


    Alan Penchansky
    Pen Group Communications

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