SSPOA President’s Message
As I thought about composing my final president’s message, pondering what to say, so many memories filled my mind. It has been an honor and pleasure serving on the Sugarloaf Shores Property Owners board during the past seven years, first as secretary, then vice-president, and for the past four years as president.
I had the honor to work with a board that is comprised of dedicated and passionate property owners who function with the best interest of our community deep in their hearts.
Whether the focus is our immediate community, Sugarloaf Key, the Lower Keys, or Monroe County, maintaining our unique community character and island lifestyle has been and will always be our primary objective. We all know that there is no other community like Sugarloaf Shores across our chain of islands.
While we have endured some challenges, the shallow injection wells of the Cudjoe Regional Wastewater Project and hurricane Irma, for example, our community came together. FKAA installed a deep injection well and our residents supported each other during the clean-up and recovery effort post Irma.
Attendance at our socials and gatherings is evidence of our strong community. Friends and neighbors catching up after being away for the summer, sharing holiday wishes and cheer, and enjoying each other’s company.
Looking ahead, as I transition from the board and the community, there are more challenges ahead yet none this board and community cannot address or overcome. Whether it’s the firehouse, the heritage trail, water quality and the Driftwood/Sugarloaf Dr canal, or the housing project at the entrance of South Point, the Sugarloaf Shores community will work together to ensure the end result is what is best for the neighborhood and its residents.
There are many aspects of Sugarloaf Shores we will miss. The quiet location seventeen miles from Key West, the beautiful water surrounding the neighborhood, the bike path, Sammy’s Creek park… But we will miss you, our Sugarloaf neighbors and friends the most.
We will see you at our next general membership meeting on Tuesday, February 26th at the firehouse; social begins at 6:00pm, meeting begins at 6:30pm.
Thank you for the opportunity to give back to our community, and remember to be kind, be safe, be neighborly, and enjoy paradise!