A great relationship with residents and staff, along with a commitment to good management and continuous improvement, are the attributes of the winner of the Programmed Award for Village Manager of the Year and Arcadia Group are thrilled to congratulate to Paul Elson, Village Manager for Arcadia Waters in Geraldton for taking out the coverted award.
Paul has been the manager at Arcadia Waters Geraldton since September 2015. The 65-unit village is home to more than 90 residents. He commenced working with Arcadia in 2005 as a maintenance and landscaping contractor before taking on maintenance and project management roles prior to his appointment as village manager at Geraldton.
Paul’s positive, friendly attitude and open door approach to residents was highlighted in his award nomination. Residents at Arcadia Waters Geraldton see him as more than a highly capable and effective manager, but an also integral member of the village community who takes part in activities. In his residents’ words: “Paul treats the village as his home and the residents as his family. He is a friend to everyone and goes out of his way to help us and the other residents.”
In addition to his day-to-day management responsibilities, Paul has been instrumental in improving sales results for the village which is testament to the work he has done in the village and wider community.
Paul now enters the running for the National Programmed Award for Village Manager of the Year to be presented at the Retirement Living Summit in November.