The Cooper’s Crossing Residents’ Association (CCRA) was formed in 1999 by the Cooper’s Crossing Joint Venture as a Residents’ Association which would be responsible for the maintenance of certain amenities, and in some cases, ownership of those amenities, located in the Cooper’s Crossing Lands. The Association is a private, not-for-profit corporation registered under the Alberta Companies Act, is governed by Articles of Association and has its own board of directors elected by the residents of Cooper’s Crossing to represent the community’s interests.
As a condition of purchase, every homeowner in Cooper’s Crossing is obligated to pay regular fees to the Association. These fees are necessary to fund the operations of the Association and the maintenance and operation of the amenities. The operations of the Association may be expanded to include other functions which are of common benefit to members.
From 1999 to 2016, the CCRA was managed by Westmark Holdings Ltd., developer of Cooper’s Crossing. During this time community events, enhanced park maintenance, a community newsletter and community enhancement projects were established. As the community continued to grow, a management company was hired (Condo First/FirstService Residential) to administer the collection of dues. In 2014, the CCRA changed management bodies to Astoria Asset Management Ltd., an Airdrie based company.
In 2016, residents of Cooper’s Crossing began the process of assuming the management of the Cooper’s Crossing Residents’ Association. The first resident-led Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the Cooper’s Crossing School on May 27, 2017 at which time a board was elected by community residents. The executive positions included President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. In addition to executive positions, three liaison positions were created; Municipal Liaison, Communications Liaison and Special Events Coordinator.
In 2018, the Cooper’s Crossing Residents’ Association board undertook a strategic planning session. From that session, a vision and mission for the CCRA were developed.
“Build a sense of community and maintain our status as the best place to live in Airdrie.”
“Build our community and grow a sense of pride in it.”