Maynard elected president of Rossmoor district board for ‘24

Michael Maynard.

The Rossmoor Community Services District has returned Director Michael Maynard to the President’s Chair for 2024, electing him to serve as head of the community’s Board of Directors for the coming year.

In addition to Maynard, the board also elected outgoing President Tony Demarco as 1st Vice President and Jo Shade as 2nd Vice President for the coming year.

Before moving on with the district’s business, Maynard and the board paid tribute to Demarco for his service as President, awarding him an honoring gavel and other items.

“Tony, you have a humble leadership that draws people in,” Maynard told Demarco. “I learned early in life that leadership is not pushing things upon people because it is pulling them in. And you clearly demonstrated that last year.”

He was instrumental in implementing the Rossmoor Winter Festival, now in its 9th season, the district said of Demarco and the board thanked Demarco for his work on Rossmoor’s traffic problem and for making changes to Rossmoor’s street sweeping program.

In addition, Demarco chairs an ad hoc committee along with Director Nathan Searles exploring ways to improve traffic along Montecito and Rossmoor in general.

Demarco has held a seat on the RCSD Board of Directors since 2013 and served three terms as President. The district said Demarco, his wife Rachel and three children moved into the community in 2005. Demarco operates small businesses in Orange and L.A. counties.

A representative from State Sen. Janet Nguyen’s office was on hand to thank Demarco for his “leadership and dedication” to Rossmoor and presented him with a framed proclamation.

“I love Rossmoor,” said Demarco, adding “I do it all for Rossmoor.”

Before leaving his seat as President, Demarco issued the District’s “State of the District” address. “The financial outlook of the district remains strong. Financial stability and transparency remain priorities of the District,” said Demarco.

In general, Demarco said increased property taxes gave the district a one percent overall increase of about $55,000 to about $5.6 million in 2023. He said the annual audit included “no management findings” as he informed the community of all the details for the past year.