2022 Community Board Members

The Conservatory at the Plains Board of Directors hold meetings on the second Thursday of each month except in December and November when the Annual Meeting is held. Monthly meetings are held at the Community Center beginning at 5:30 PM. 

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Helen Hardin, President

Helen Hardin: President    Term Ending November 2022

Board Secretary from 2018 to 2020

Board Vice-President from 2020 to 2021

Member Social Committee, Communications Committee.  Served on the Design Review Committee 2017.

A retired Immigration Officer, I relocated to Colorado in 2014 and moved into the Conservatory in 2015.  I started attending monthly board meetings to get to know the community and meet my neighbors.  Seeing the need for volunteers motivated me to get involved and then run for the Board of Directors.  

My focus at first was improving communications by introducing a HOA website and have since enhanced it to a platform that can handle more HOA interactions online. In 2019 I worked on updating the clubhouse great room and kitchen.  This year I am concentrating on repairs and improvements for the clubhouse bathrooms and swimming pool.

I thank you for your support, re-electing me to the Board of Directors.  I will continue to serve to the best of my abilities and in the best interest of our community.

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James Lawrence, Vice President

James Lawrence:  Vice President   Term ending November 2023

Member: Communication Committee 2020 to present. Nominating Committee 2020, Nominating Committee Chair 2021.  Resident since 2019.  Currently employed as a Marketing Communications Specialist for a global financial services company.


I was encouraged by my neighbors to seek a position on the HOA Board, in order to help bring a better representation of age to the Board as well as a new perspective on communication.  The platform that I ran for the Board on was one of increasing community programs and working to ensure that community safety was a top priority.  I was selected to be the Vice-President of the HOA in December, and I look forward to learning from my peers and advocating for my neighbors.  For this upcoming term, my goals are to work to extend the pool season, continue to expand social events for residents and families across the Conservatory and increase transparency and communication from the Board to the community.  Thank you for the honor of selecting me to serve and I look forward to being an advocate for you.  


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Bill Fisher, Treasurer

Bill Fisher:  Treasurer    Term ending November 2022

Past Conservatory Board VP & Treasurer 2015-2016, HOA President in Navarre, Ohio from 1989-1991.  Retired National HR Placement Team Manager, BSA   Moved to Colorado and The Conservatory in July 2014


We were committed to live in an HOA community and get involved to meet neighbors and contribute to our new neighborhood as we moved to The Conservatory. I volunteered in 2015 to fill a vacant board position as VP and used my knowledge in finances to guide our board in budget management, cash flow projections, and making sure we correctly used the funds of our community. As elected in November I accepted the role as Treasurer to interpret financial statements and work with RBC as they manage our community investments. I expect to be an engaged contributing board member and teammate with my fellow board members.

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Max Strain

Max Strain:  Director:   Term ending November 2024

Member: Operations Committee

I am a retired Middle School teacher who worked with parents and children for over 30 years.  The goals of a good teacher are very similar to a board member.  My contribution will be to bring my years of experience and training in working with a diverse population. 

I have two primary goals: First, that our community is inclusive and provides fair and consistent support to our community.  Second, that the board does all that it can to protect the investment we have all made in our homes.

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Christopher Horne, Secretary

Christopher Horne:  Director:   Term ending November 2023

Member: Communications Committee 2021 to present, Nominations Committee 2021


Serving in the United States Army since 2006 and basing my career off of helping Soldiers, I decided it was time to branch out and help my community.  I saw no better way of doing this than helping out my immediate community first, my neighbors. Moving to the Conservatory in December of 2020 I immediately volunteered with the Communications Committee in the hope of bringing information to the community. After serving with the Communications Committee for a few months, the opportunity came to volunteer for an appointment to the board, which I jumped on. I feel that being appointed to the Board of Directors will help to diminish the age gape and represent the newer residents of our community. My biggest goal with this appointment is to increase communication from the HOA to the residents, and set the path towards the next generation of residents to one day represent the HOA.