Business Briefs 6/20/19

Clay Today
Posted 6/19/19

Clay wins high-performance government award for efficient hydrant inspectionsDUBUQUE, Iowa—Cartegraph, a leader in high-performance government software and services, is pleased to announce Clay …

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Business Briefs 6/20/19


Clay wins high-performance government award for efficient hydrant inspections

DUBUQUE, Iowa—Cartegraph, a leader in high-performance government software and services, is pleased to announce Clay County as one of the winners of its 2018-2019 High-Performance Government Awards. The prestigious honor recognizes local government organizations that leverage modern operations management technology to solve problems, work smarter and improve their communities.

Clay was one of 10 organizations recognized based on their accomplishments in several core areas, including infrastructure management and improvement, operational efficiency, citizen engagement and data-driven decision-making. The winners were honored this morning in front of 500 of their government peers during an awards ceremony at the Cartegraph National Conference in Denver.

To prolong the life and reliability of its fire hydrants, Clay County Utility Authority flushes over 3,500 hydrants each year. Averaging 30 minutes per ticket, they saw the opportunity to realize significant savings in costs and time. Getting creative with Cartegraph automations, they’re completing these inspections in four months instead of eight—saving an estimated $110,000 annually by automatically creating maintenance tasks based on deficiency and deactivating out-of-service hydrants in their ArcGIS database.

Dr. Marie-Carmelle Elie selected as Haven’s new Chief Medical Officer

GAINESVILLE – Marie-Carmelle Elie, M.D. recently began her role as Haven’s Chief Medical Officer.

A triple board-certified physician, Dr. Elie joins Haven’s executive leadership team with extensive experience in patient care, research and leadership.

“I am eager to join the Haven team because Haven’s reputation precedes itself; countless numbers of my patients and families have found peace and comfort when transported into the care of Haven providers

over the years,” said Dr. Elie. “I’m looking forward to discovering new ways to engage the community in the Haven mission.”

Dr. Elie, who has held leadership roles at the University of Florida for nearly 10 years, will split her time evenly between Haven and UF Health. She currently holds academic appointments of Associate Professor in both the departments of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Division of Palliative Medicine at UF. A funded researcher, Dr. Elie has dedicated 15 years to collaborating with scientists and physicians throughout the United States with the prospect of improving the immediate and longitudinal outcomes of the critically ill and dying patient as well as the quality of life of patients and their loved ones.

“I am honored to have Dr. Elie as part of the Haven team,” said Larry Schreiber, interim president of Haven and president and CEO of SantaFe HealthCare. “Her reputation as a strong leader and innovator will serve our communities well. Having a physician of her caliber at our helm will enhance Haven's ability to provide the highest levels of support to our healthcare partners as we collaborate to meet the needs of patients and their families.”

Haven serves 18 counties, including two locations in Orange Park, and is the source for patients, their families and their healthcare providers to find answers to their advanced illness challenges.

Among other responsibilities, Dr. Elie’s role at Haven includes Haven Medical Group leadership, new program innovation and development of provider partnerships that enable Haven to further its reach

and impact across communities served.

Campbell new executive director at Seagrass Village of Fleming Island

FLEMING ISLAND – Taylor Campbell has been appointed the executive director of Seagrass Village of Fleming Island.

Joining the SRI Management leadership team as director of sales and marketing at Seagrass Village of Fleming Island in early 2017, Campbell’s unique value set of people skills, coupled with her tenacity and marketing experience made her a fitting candidate for the role of executive director. Entrenched locally in Clay County, Campbell previously served in marketing executive leadership positions in the healthcare industry. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis on Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services from North Carolina Wesleyan College.

“The opportunity to connect with our residents and their families on the executive director level is a true joy,” said Campbell. “I am thrilled to use my marketing skills to grow Seagrass Village. This community is one of the first in the area to combine Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care options under one roof, providing our residents with all options for the best in care.”

Fleming Island’s Lighthouse selected community of the year

JACKSONVILLE – Lighthouse at Fleming Island was selected Community of the Year and Fort Family Investments was named winners for Property Management Company and for Volunteer Spirit of the Year by the First Coast Apartment Association during their annual Circle of Excellence Awards Gala at the Florida Theater.

Regional Property Manager honors went to Carey Dougherty of ZRS Management.

Sola South Lux was honored as Luxury Community of the Year. Sola South Lux’s Roger Lloyd was Conventional Leasing Specialist of the Year. St. Johns Pointe’s Jackie Gill was Conventional Community Manager of the Year.

The Lighthouse at Fleming Island won for Conventional Community of the Year. The community’s Jamie Rodriguez was Rookie Leasing of the Year.

The FCAA Award for New Construction Community of the Year and Eco-Friendly Community of the Year went to Cassie Gardens. The property’s Desiray Walton was Affordable Assistant Manager of the Year.

The Lofts at LaVilla for Affordable Community of the Year and Best Curb Appeal.

The Lofts took home multiple awards including Nelson Hernandez, Affordable Maintenance Technician of the Year; Nicole Brown, Affordable Leasing Specialist of the Year and Vadim Shegelski, Affordable Maintenance Supervisor of the Year.

WRH Realty’s Michelle Lawrence Corporate Employee of the Year. WRH also won for Best Use of Social Media.

Associate Company of the Year was Affinity Waste Solutions with Cole Dew Rookie Supplier of the Year. Arbor Contract Carpet’s Danielle Stacy was Associate Employee of the Year.

Leigh Meadows Apartments’ Pamela Floyd was Affordable Community Manager of the Year and Ernesto Pardo was named Groundskeeper/Housekeeper of the Year.

Hunters Ridge at Deerwood’s Christopher Lloyd was Conventional Maintenance Supervisor of the Year and Kristen Wheat was Conventional Assistant Manager of the Year. Mohammed Allban of Courtney Meadows was Conventional Maintenance Technician of the Year.

Founded in 1979, the FCAA serves the apartment industry in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam, and Nassau Counties. FCAA’s mission is to promote, inform and serve the apartment industry through education, legislation, and professional networking.

For more information, contact FCAA at (904) 292-1345, visit or e-mail


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