Greetings Neighbor!

Thanks to all you joined us for H460’s Annual Meeting on Feb 7, it was a great turn out!  As the HOA’s new president, I reflect on how a couple years ago our neighbor, Ed Quinn, suggested Highlands 460 is like “Mayberry”…a small town where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever, full of characters who feel like family…we’re a “community!” 

Definition of “Community” {noun}

  • a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
  • a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

I would like to think for H460 as a body of homes, not 865 houses on 460 acres of the Highlands (hence our name)…a living organism – and your household is a vital organ of a living body, interconnected as a member of the body of the H460…with responsibility to the ‘hood!  Being accountable to each other. If we desire the quaintness and relationships of “Mayberry” we must do the hard work of getting along with each other, and treating each other with dignity, respect and honor.  It takes honesty – we need to care enough to speak the truth, even when its easier to gloss over a problem or ignore an issue – we can’t have community without candor.  It takes courtesy, in respecting our differences, being considerate of each other’s feelings and being patient with those who irritate us.

The difference between a H460 “resident” and a H460 “member” is “commitment.”

Residents are spectators from the sidelines, Members get involved in the community,

Residents are consumers, Members are contributors,

Residents want the benefits of “community” without sharing the responsibility.

Will you be a member of our community of Mayberry?

Rob Mancey

President, Highlands 460 Civic Association