Community Announcements

Posted on May 1, 2024 3:00 PM by Admin
One of our board members recently retired from the Cumberland Manors Board of Directors.
We're seeking a volunteer to fill that fifth spot on the board for at least the rest of the year.
Ideally, this volunteer property owner would be available to be appointed by the board and attend our next meeting of the Homeowner's Association on June 5th at 6:30 p.m. at Greenacre Properties, 4131 Gunn Highway, Tampa.
After that, there are also HOA board meetings scheduled for September and December.
If interested, please contact our HOA's management company at Greenacre Properties by emailing Dawn Archambault at
Please provide your name, property address and contact information, such as an email address and phone number.
Posted on March 5, 2024 7:30 PM by Admin
Cumberland HOA - Newsletter - Deed Restriction Violations
Cumberland HOA - Newsletter - Deed Restriction Violations
Cumberland HOA, Inc. successfully brought to conclusion a lawsuit brought to enforce its Declaration of Restrictions against residents who failed to obtain approval from the Architectural Review Committee (”ARC”) prior to making substantial changes to the landscape design in front of their home.  Last year, one of the homes within the Cumberland Manors community was purchased at auction by investors who decided to replace the existing front lawn and sidewalk with pavers and gravel.  Had the new owners followed the association’s guidelines, and submitted an ARC Application before completing any work to the front of the home, they could have avoided unnecessary litigation, as well as what ended up being a costly mistake for them.
After multiple violation notices addressing the non-conforming, landscape alterations made to the front of the property, the association was able to reach a signed, mediated settlement agreement with the owners that required them to take action to bring the front of the home into compliance with the association’s deed restrictions.  When the owners subsequently refused to abide by the terms of the mediated settlement agreement, the association continued in its pursuit to enforce compliance with its Declaration of Restrictions and ultimately won.  The owners finally removed the gravel and a large section of pavers and replanted sod in the front of the home and added trees, shrubs and bushes.   They also had to pay more than $14,000 in legal fees to the association, plus thousands more to bring the landscaping back into compliance with ARC standards.   
All of the homes located within the Cumberland Manors subdivision are subject to the association’s deed restrictions, which were created to help preserve and maintain the character and value of the homes within the community.  When alterations are made to the front of a home, it is important to remember to first obtain approval from the ARC, not only to ensure compliance with the community’s deed restrictions, but also to avoid costly mistakes.  The ARC is comprised of residents from within the Cumberland Manor community who are here to help all homeowners navigating the process of making changes, alterations, or improvements to their homes.  Maintaining the front of the homes in a community, including sidewalks, driveways and front yards, not only preserves the value of homes, but enhances the sense of community and pride of all residents in the community.
If you have been considering making any changes or improvements to your home, including repainting your home or changes to your driveway, you can obtain a copy of Cumberland Manors’ ARC Application, on the Cumberland Manors webpage, or by clicking here:  For more information on Cumberland Manor’s minimum landscaping guidelines, click here:
Posted on September 29, 2020 9:35 PM by Admin
Categories: Board of Directors
Regan McCreight is originally from Virginia Beach, VA and has lived in Florida for the past 20 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and majored in International Relations and Economics. With a long history in customer service, marketing, and development, she was encouraged to become a Community Association Manager while working for a Tampa Bay Developer.
Since diving into the industry, she’s found her passion for community management and demonstrates that by creating positive relationships and experiences with her associations while assisting them in the shared goal to increase property value and overall community satisfaction. She is an experienced Portfolio Manager that has managed high-rise beach front condominiums and master planned homeowner’s associations.
Regan prides herself in timely resolution, effective communication, and professionalism to meet the evolving needs of a community.
Posted on September 29, 2020 9:34 PM by Admin
Categories: Board of Directors
Mike Kersmarki and his wife, Liz, who served on the Cumberland Manor Architectural Review Committee for many years, have lived on Steeplechase for more than 15 years. We love living in a community where so many good people are involved in helping to preserve and improve our little corner of the universe.

Mike is a graduate of Ohio State University and was a business editor of the Tampa Tribune for many years as part of a more than 25-year journalism career.

In addition to serving on the HOA board, he also is Secretary of the board the for the Hillsborough County Industrial Revenue Authority.

He currently is involved in local politics, serving as a Republican committeeman for Precinct 525. Previously, Mike was on the communications team for the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa and also served in a similar capacity for the McCain Presidential Campaign.

His Catholic parish is St. Paul on North Dale Mabry.

Mike grew up in Alliance, Ohio, home of the Buckeye State's official flower, the Scarlet Carnation. Alliance is also the hometown of Lenny Dawson, the Super-Bowl winning quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 70s.
Posted on September 29, 2020 9:33 PM by Admin
Categories: Board of Directors
George Tharin, serves as Vice-President on the Cumberland Manors HOA board of Directors. George is a resident of our community since 2016. He is an Architect with Williamson Design Associates since 2004 and has practiced in his profession over 34 years in the Tampa Bay Area. George has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and a graduate of Jesuit High School, class of 1980. He is married, 33 glorious years, to his wife Julie.  They have 2 sons and a dog. They are life-long members of St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  
George is committed to serving the residents of our community. He is blessed to serve and to contribute to the continued quality of life and to maintaining the special beauty of our Cumberland Manors. 
Posted on September 29, 2020 6:47 PM by Admin
Categories: Board of Directors
Vicki Baker is a true Tampa native and has resided in Cumberland Manors for 14 years. She has been a member of the Board for 12 of those 14 years, five of which she has served as secretary.
She truly loves our community and helps organize our annual Easter Egg Hunt and Fall Festival.  She also takes part in decorating the main entry for the holidays.
She is a licensed residential contractor and has an active building business.  She is also a public servant with Hillsborough County government.
"I am honored and privileged to be a part of such a wonderful neighborhood."
Posted on September 29, 2020 3:22 PM by Admin
Categories: Board of Directors
Peter Plant and his wife, Lona, have resided in Cumberland Manors since 1995. We both grew up in Chicago (GO Cubs!), and have also lived in Madison, Wisconsin and Tallahassee. 
Semi-retired, Peter was an executive with a national company providing treatment programs for adjudicated delinquents, was the former Administrator of Delinquency Services (today the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice), and is a certified PREA program auditor.
Peter also serves on the Architectural Review Committee, which is chaired by Lona. When not sheltering in place, we enjoy visiting our daughter and two grandchildren in Connecticut.