Leisure World of Maryland Corporation (LWMC) manages our community. LWMC oversees 29 housing associations, called “mutuals,” and also manages the Leisure World of Maryland Trust, which includes all common property—buildings, grounds, and amenities—throughout our community.
The management team is led by the president of LWMC, who also serves as general manager of the community. Supporting the president, the organization’s officers provide financial oversight, expertise in community administration and management, and grounds and infrastructure maintenance. Meet the officers of the management team:
Kevin Flannery, President and General Manager
Tom Snyder, Vice President and Assistant General Manager for Facilities & Services
Melissa Pelaez, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Mutual Operations & Property Management
Crystal Castillo, Secretary and Assistant General Manager of Support Services
Dawn Gaynor, Treasurer and Director of Accounting & Finance
LWMC employs full- and part-time staff members who work in a variety of departments: administration, property management, educational and recreational programming, security, and maintenance and repair services.
Board of Directors
The Leisure World Community Corporation (LWCC) Board of Directors governs the community. The board is a voting body and controls the annual budget, makes decisions regarding major contracts and projects, and determines Trust policies, programs, and services. It is NOT elected by the member/unit owners.
The board is composed of directors assigned (not elected by mutual member/unit owners). The Leisure World executive committee is made up of members of the board of directors. The board elects the executive committee of the board—the officers, in addition to four at-large members:
Phil Marks, Chair
David Polinsky, Vice Chair
Henry Jordan, Secretary-Treasurer
LWMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of LWCC. The board appoints the officers of LWMC.
Composed of residents, advisory committees are appointed by the board of directors to review and monitor specific programs and services. Committees try to work with management and staff to identify needs and potential issues and make recommendations to the board through the executive committee.
Committee members are recommended by mutual presidents and appointed by the chair of the board of directors. Residents whose background, experience and interests align with a particular committee are encouraged to volunteer through their mutual president. Current advisory committees include:
Special committees are appointed periodically by the board to address targeted issues for a limited period of time. Current special committees are:
The LWCC board only addresses Leisure World Trust matters. Each of the 29 housing communities, known as “mutuals,” controls its own budget, sets its own policies, and is governed by a board of directors elected annually by the residents of the housing association. Representatives appointed by each mutual board of directors are on the "umbrella" Leisure World Board of Directors