Association Management Specialist (AMS)

Maui Vista’s General Manager began another level of training in January 2016 and after three association management courses, successfully passed a final exam awarding the additional designation of Association Management Specialist (AMS).  This professional designation is the second highest level of recognition awarded by Community Associations Institute (CAI) to members of the community management profession.

The AMS trademark is awarded only after completion of courses specializing in working with the board on budgets, financial reports, reserve interpretation, assessing structural needs, contractor negotiations, building assessments and maintaining association grounds and common elements.  Obtaining the AMS title follows completion of the Certified Manager of Community Associations, (CMCA) classification and demonstrates a commitment to uphold the highest ethical standards and strict rules of conduct by CAI’s Professional Manager Code of Ethics.


Tropical Storm Ana is still expected to become a Category I hurricane although the Central Pacific Hurricane Center and local meteorologists are now projecting the storm has moved more SW and will not likely hit the West sides of the Big Island, Maui, or Oahu directly as predicted.  However, they are still predicting the island chain will feel the effects of Tropical Storm Ana in the form of potentially a 1 foot storm surge from the ocean, heavy rains and winds.   They are asking everyone to stay out of the ocean during this time.

Staff at Maui Vista is still securing the property and preparing the rains and winds.  Since the event is projected to hit Maui at 2:00am staff will be closing the pools down at 2pm today to stack furniture and secure them for the upcoming winds.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

This information can be found on our website: under EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS.   If you self-manage your unit and no one is occupying it at this time, please contact your on-island representative and ensure he/she will move lanai furniture inside.

Thank you for your assistance.

Victoria Johnson
General Manager
Maui Vista

AS YOU MAY KNOW, Tropical Storm Ana formed in the north central Pacific and took on a Hawaiian name.   This tropical cyclone has been intensifying with sustained winds of 90 mph and higher gusts near 115 mph.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) official forecast track has what will then be a hurricane, clipping the South Point area on the Big Island, then sweeping northwest just to the south of Maui County, before clipping the western tip of Oahu…and on towards Kauai at a weakening tropical storm.. This track can change each day between now and when it gets closer to us late Friday and early Saturday.

Given the current projection, or even one similar to it, parts of the islands will experience hurricane force winds, rough surf, and flooding rainfall.

Please begin thinking about what needs to be done to protect your unit.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO secure loose objects, such as lawn or lanai furniture, plants, and umbrellas among other things.   We take this threat seriously for the safety of our owners and their guests.  We will continue monitoring Ana’s progress as it approaches our island.

Security will be handing out instructions to your guests on preparations that need to be addressed before the weekend arrives.  This information can be found on our website: under EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS.   If you self-manage your unit and no one is occupying it at this time, please contact your on-island representative and ensure he/she will move lanai furniture inside.  Thank you in advance for your assistance by securing all lanai furniture by Friday noon.

Victoria Johnson
General Manager
Maui Vista


You all may know by now that hurricanes Iselle and Julio are reportedly headed toward Hawaii. At this time, they are expected to be reduced to tropical depression storms of > 65mph winds before arriving on Maui. The weather service is monitoring the storm and in response, Maui Vista staff will begin posting notices to all owners/guests/tenants in the next 24 hours regarding the possibility of heavy rains and winds approaching the island. Specifically, we will be advising everyone to bring lanai furniture inside either before, when, and if, the anticipated storm hits Maui. This will achieve the elimination of flying debris during heavy winds. Those of you with multiple items on your lanai may wish to have advance notice to remove or secure these items.

If the storm culminates, staff will open Maui Vista’s Emergency Operation Center located in building 3 on the first floor next to the elevator. Security and staff will be available to all owners, guests and arriving guests to hand out the attached notice so they know what to expect and what to do should this storm culminate. Prior to the impending storm, efforts will take place to close pools, secure pool furniture, secure tools and equipment on property, turn off propane at all BBQ areas, and secure tools and outdoor areas throughout the property. If winds begin to escalate MV staff will take elevator cars to the 4th floor and turn off power per Otis Elevator in order to avoid mechanical problems either from winds or rain. Owners, guests and tenants will be advised to use stairwells during this time if they have to go outside. Otherwise we advise all occupants at Maui Vista to remain inside during the storms. In the meantime, please monitor weather on your radios or televisions to keep updated. Maui County Civil Defense will implement a warning when and if necessary.

Please note, this notification is not intended to create panic among owners, guests or tenants, but rather to advise all occupants at Maui Vista that we are aware of the weather approaching. We intend to hand out this written guidance for everyone to get knowledgably prepared while remaining confident that we are acting in the best interest of our owners, guests and tenants on property.

It will not be our intent to initiate or recommend evacuation of our property. FEMA identifies Maui Vista as mid-level high rise buildings having less than 10 floors in either of our 3 buildings. Occupants are believed to be safe if they remain in their units with adequate preparation, which this attachment is intended to provide.

I met with Security and all staff today. Together we will coordinate availability on property before, during and after the storm to assist where needed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or the office directly.

Also Note: WATCHES and WARNINGS issued by Civil Defense can be cancelled at any time. However, Maui Vista is taking these steps now to ensure the safety of our owners, guests and tenants to ensure preparation – just in case.

Maui Vista Emergency Response



A few palm trees are unsafe for the trimmers to climb, and must be removed. There is also a pine tree at the east end of building two that needs to be removed as its expanding root structure threatens the water, stand and irrigation pipes, as well as the power, phone, internet, and cable TV signal wires. The Maui Vista consulting Arborist and the two Island Plant Arborists have alerted us to these issues, and will continue to work with the AOAO Landscaping Committee to manage them.