Mike Klonoski and his wife Joanne are fourteen-year residents of Desert Mountain, enjoying their Grey Fox home full-time for the last six years. Mike is a passionate supporter of the community: he has served on the Club Board, the Master Association Board and various ad-hoc Committees for over nine years. As current President, Mike brings a fresh perspective to the solution of every problem, charging all stakeholders to cooperate in creating best practices, overcoming obstacles and delivering first-class service to the Community. Mike has the good fortune to lead a Board composed of individuals who have reached the pinnacles of their professions, and are willing to devote their considerable experience, expertise and talents to the benefit of the Community.
One of the pillars of Mike’s strategy as President has been to enhance the safety and security of the Community. This focus served Desert Mountain well as the COVID pandemic unfolded in March, and as the country continued to experience an ever more contentious politic climate. Several security initiatives are underway, including adding senior security personnel, defining Desert Mountain’s boundaries, monitoring on-line chatter, re-enforcing community influence, and assuring safety on our roadways. During Mike’s prior position as chair of the Safety and Access, his focus on road safety led to the creation of initiatives enhancing communication between cyclists and motorists, workshops on sharing the road, and improved signage with high-tech warning lights. This cemented Desert Mountain’s position as a bicycle-friendly community, critical for our residents’ enjoyment and for marketing to ever-younger homebuyers.
Having served on both the Club Board and the Master Association Board gives Mike an advantage in bringing to fruition another strategic initiative: to cement the bonds between the two Boards. Working together on mutually beneficial projects has strengthened both organizations and served all residents and members. We are truly now two Boards working for one Community.
When not involved in Board work, Mike actively manages his family’s real estate assets, having over 45-years’ experience in commercial real estate investment, development, construction and facilities management. Prior to joining the Desert Mountain Club, Mike served as President of one of the nation’s top-100 golf clubs where he oversaw a $15-million renovation. When time permits, Mike and his wife Joanne enjoy golf, working out, shooting sporting clays, travel (hopefully in the not-too-distant future!) and keeping in touch with their six grandchildren.