Why is communication important? Lack of communication or ineffective communication can damage any relationship. If I fail to communicate at all then I lose credibility, create suspicion or mistrust, and potentially cause or perpetuate conflict. On the other hand, if I communicate ineffectively, thenit makes no difference what I say as it will either beGo to Article
Shareholder - Transaction & Business Development Dept. Head
Melissa Garcia is a shareholder at Altitude Community Law P.C. and an HOA enthusiast! With over 20 years of experience, Melissa loves the community association law arena because it allows her to work with a variety of people to develop real solutions to challenging problems. Her practice emphasizes transactional law, including amending governing documents, issuing opinion letters, and assisting with general counsel representation of HOAs. Melissa heads the business development department and actively posts on social media to help develop, foster and promote successful associations. A frequent lecturer and participant in seminars on community associations, Melissa speaks nationally as well as locally on all issues facing associations. She presents an annual series of HOA workshops exclusively for several cities in Colorado, regularly teaches for the Community Association Institute (“CAI”), and is a frequent presenter for HOALeader.com. In 2012 Melissa received the Educator of the Year Award and in 2018 Melissa received the Committee Chair of the Year Award, both for the CAI Southern Colorado Chapter. Melissa’s teaching and prior retail experiences have honed her people skills so she understands different approaches and communication styles, which makes her an effective part of each association's team.