Meet the Board

Leslie Drez - President
Leslie Drez - Board President 
Term - 6/2021 - 6/2024
 
Hi, I’m Leslie. I am originally from Chicago, IL and moved to Arizona in 2018 for my job. My husband John and I have been Mulberry residents for a year. We have two sweet, older dogs that many of you may have already met, Max & Bentley. We all hope to meet you someday soon.
 
My interest is to serve the community and make a positive difference. I have served on the Customer Advisory Board for the Omni Hotel, the Celebrating Women in Leadership Committee for Lewis University, and currently serve on the Shutterfly Health and Safety Committee.
 
I lived within an HOA community in Illinois before moving to Mulberry. I love Mulberry! We drove by one day a year ago and said, “I would love to live there.” We still cannot believe it came true. This is the community we always hoped of living in with friendly neighbors, great amenities, lots of parks, and many fun activities to participate in to get to know everyone.
 
My vision for Mulberry, like yours, is to enhance an already great community any way possible designed to capture your heart every day. I want to protect our community, its residents and our investments and help the neighborhood grow any way I can. I will listen well to resolve issues, improve customer satisfaction, and make better informed decisions in a timely manner and in the best interest of the whole community. I will contribute my time and energy to make a positive difference in the place everyone wants to be. I look forward to serving you on the board.
Susan Mason - Vice President
 
 
 
 
Susan Mason - Board Vice President 
Term - 6/2022-6/2025
 
Hi Mulberry Residents, my name is Susan Mason and I would appreciate your vote for the Board of Directors. My husband & I moved to the Arbors February 2016. We have enjoyed the gorgeous amenities and plentiful events in Mulberry over the last 6 years. I have 30 years of analytical, creative problem-solving skills and a passion for results while working in office administration, customer service and accounting. I proudly served on our first Management Committee in search of a new property management company. My vision for Mulberry is listen to our residents & continue making our community a pleasant and safe environment for everyone. We all moved to this wonderful community for different reasons, now we all need to do our part to protect our community and investment. As a Board member, I will do my sincere best to bring solutions in the best interest of our residents and community.
Alison Lawlor - Treasurer
Alison Lawlor - Board Treasurer 
Term - 11/1/2023=6/2024
Hello Mulberry neighbors. My name is Alison Lawlor. My husband Don and I chose to follow my daughter and grandchildren on a new adventure to AZ in 2017. We soon began looking for a home and knew that Mulberry was where we wanted to live the first time we drove by. We had our home built in 2018 and enjoyed our community very much. My professional role is Chief Financial Officer and Principal at an Engineering company. Before that, I was a CFO at a half-billion-dollar company. I have managed acquisitions, HR, Contract, and Admin depts. I am interested in serving the community Board as both a financial steward and to continue to support and foster our sense of community. We have a lovely neighborhood that we are fortunate to call home.
 
 
 
 
Willie Black - Secretary
Willie Black - Secretary
Term - 6/2023-6/2026
 
Mulberry Community, my name is Willie Black and my wife, Jackie and I have lived in Mulberry since April 2018. I would appreciate your vote for one of the open board positions. My qualifications for the position include a BSBA, several years of experience in management positions in local government and sales for a large service provider. My experience with HOAs includes serving on an HOA board in Prescott and I currently serve on an HOA board in Flagstaff. In addition, when I was in sales, I managed sales reps who sold services to HOAs in four states. I would like to continue the great things the past boards have done to keep Mulberry special. I see everything as a continuous improvement process. I will listen to the people I represent and work with the other Board members to achieve the best for our community.  
James Kimble - Director
James Kimble - Board Member
Term - 6/2023-6/2026
 
Hello, I am James (Jim) Kimble.   I moved to the Valley of the Sun from Illinois in 2000, and my wife Lisa and I have called Mulberry home since 2019. Although I have gotten to know a number of friendly people in the Mulberry community...most simply know me as, "Dexter's Dad."  Dexter is my four legged rescue you can see wearing his LED green collar during of our evening excursions.     
I feel my interest in serving as a representative of our HOA, comes from my 31 plus years of Public Safety experience.  If granted the opportunity, I will work to not only enhance but protect the Mulberry community we all call home.   I feel the HOA should listen to and work with all residents in the best interest of the community.  I believe in transparency, honesty and commit to hold myself accountable as a Mulberry Board Member.    
The Association is governed by a five-member volunteer Board of Directors, elected by homeowners. They generally meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm. Meeting notices and agendas are sent in E-Newsletters.
 
Board meetings are open format meetings, and all homeowners are encouraged to attend. These are working meetings with an agenda set in advance, but each includes a Homeowner Forum portion to allow residents to address the Board.
 
Contact the Board
If you would like to contact the board, submit a contact form. 
 
Any issues or concerns requiring the attention of the full Board would be sent to the Community Manager to place on the agenda of the next Board meeting. No reply will occur outside of official business at the Board meeting.