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IHCA Welcomes New Executive Director, Sarah Hoey

By April 21, 2015Front Page

IHCA Sarah Hoey SM“Sarah brings tremendous experience in Homeowners association management and community development,” says Jim Young, president of the Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) board of directors. “The search committee worked carefully over the last several months to find a candidate who could lead our community into the future.  From the pool of candidates we received, Sarah was the best fit to ensure we continue to maintain Issaquah Highlands among the best communities in the country and one of the most desirable places to live in the Puget Sound region.”

Sarah Hoey began her new role as the Executive Director for the IHCA on March 2, 2015.  She brings more than 13 years of experience in homeowner association management including non-profit, multi–family and commercial management. Sarah comes to us from Albuquerque, NM where she was managed a premier non-profit master-planned homeowners association nestled in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Sarah has extensive experience in economic development, capital improvement projects, and developer and builder relations.

“I feel honored to be selected to work with such a knowledgeable staff and I look forward to working closely with the Board, committees and Highlands Council, homeowners and the City of Issaquah to continue the vision for this beautiful Highlands community” said Sarah “Being new to the Pacific Northwest, I am loving the beautiful scenery, not to mention being surrounded by water, something I truly missed during my 14 years in New Mexico.” Originally from the Boston area, Sarah grew up in the Chicago area and eventually moved to New Mexico in 2000. There Sarah was adopted by a 65 pound lab mix five years ago. “His name is Briggs and he will work for treats. We have already scoped out the local dog parks and we looking forward to exploring the community trail system.”

Sarah began her career in property management in New Mexico where she has been instrumental in new master-planned communities in the Albuquerque area. Sarah has worked very closely with developers, city and state municipalities such as: Albuquerque Arroyo Flood Control Authority, New Mexico Forest Service, New Mexico Game and Wild Life Commission and the city and county fire departments.  Her duties included working with all applicable state and federal regulations pertaining to the common interest of the community and the governing documents of the association, facilitating long term planning for reserve expenses, enforcing use restrictions and regulations, and adhering to guidelines, policies and procedures established by the association. She focuses on maintaining professional open lines of communication while sustaining a community’s core values and supporting its vison for the future.

About the Issaquah Highlands Community Association

Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) handles the governance and property management of owner-occupied homes at Issaquah Highlands including rules and restrictions, CCRs, architectural review, and maintenance of common areas such as parks and streetscapes. IHCA also manages a number of supplemental neighborhoods within Issaquah Highlands. Visit for more information.