Letter from the TMA Board of Directors on 12/29/2016:
Dear Tamarack Homeowners,
After 13 years of working at Tamarack, Tim Flaherty, the Executive Director of the TMA, has announced that he will be resigning his position at the TMA to take on an exciting new role as the Director of Operations for a infrastructure company owned by the Miguel Family. Tim’s last day at the TMA will be January 12th, 2016.
This is a great opportunity for Tim to work with another infrastructure development project where he can better utilize his construction management skills and an exciting move for Tim and his wife, Margo. Please join us in congratulating Tim on his new position and thanking him for all that he has done for Tamarack Resort and the TMA.
Tim began at Tamarack as the Recreation Director in December 2002, then became the Director of Site Operations and oversaw construction of temporary structures. By 2004, as the resort developed, Tim shared his time between construction projects and the start-up role with the Tamarack Resort Association, now named Tamarack Municipal Association. Then, as more homes were completed, in 2007 Tim moved full-time into his role as the Executive Director of the TMA. As the Executive Director, Tim led the TMA from its inception, through tough times with the receivership and closing of resort operations, to reopening of the resort with the TMA taking on management of ski operations for 5 winters and golf operations for 3 summers. Tim was a key player throughout the foreclosure process to complete the purchase of resort assets by NewTR as well as executing the smooth transition of ski operations to Replay Tamarack in May of this year. It has been Tim’s leadership and initiative that kept Tamarack open during the bankruptcy era, retaining home owner services and salvaging real estate values; so that it now has stabilized and is back on it’s path to future growth and reestablishing key elements of the original vision for the homeowner and guest experience.
In conversation with Tim, he stated that for both Margo and himself, “the best part of our experience at Tamarack has been the homeowners and the friendships we’ve developed over the years” and that “Idaho will always be our home.” Tim has also graciously offered the board that he will always be available via phone if there are questions or if he can assist to ensure a smooth transition process. While Margo will be at Tamarack occasionally as she is moving her real estate license to Tamarack Realty, Tim commented that he is “looking forward to visiting the resort when the powder is deep and to enjoying the resort as a happy guest.”
As the TMA board, we are working on both an interim solution and a long-term solution to fill the vacancy that will be left with Tim’s departure. Now that we have an approved budget for 2016, greater financial transparency from the 3rd party audit, improved homeowner communication, a long-term snow removal contract in place, and a solid management team; we believe that Tim is leaving the TMA on solid footing and well-poised to address homeowners’ needs.
We will keep you updated on our process to replace Tim’s position as we move forward. The Board views the role of hiring Tim’s replacement or seeking out an alternative structure as a critical Board function. If you have concerns or input we encourage you to speak with your Board representative who has been voted by you to represent your voice at the TMA.
We are very thankful for all that Tim has done for Tamarack Resort and the TMA and wish the Flaherty’s the best of success in their new endeavors.
The TMA Board of Directors