Cohere Announces 2019 Community Lifer of the Year: Christine Jakupovic

The “Community Lifer of the Year” Award award recognizes a teammate that exemplifies Cohere’s core values – trust, reciprocity, spirit, and legacy. Each year at our Camp Community Life retreat, we present this award and recognize the winner and finalists who best carry our core values beyond their daily work and projects.

Graceful, confident, tenacious, creative and fun. Those are just a few truths about Christine Jakupovic, 2019 Community Lifer of the Year.

2019 was a year of incredible growth for our company, including expansion into Colorado. Key to our success in the region was Christine, Community Engagement Manager. Or as we like to call her, our “game changer.”

For Christine, Community Life is a family affair. Early in 2019, she, her husband, and their two young children left the familiarity of the desert and an extended family network in Arizona to embrace the opportunity to lead engagement at Inspiration, including the community’s 55+ neighborhood, Hilltop.

Experienced in collaborating with 55+ neighbors as Engagement Coordinator for Victory at Verrado and skilled at supporting residents through changes in management , Christine expected some uncertainty and even criticism.

True to her character, Christine pressed forward, understanding that it takes time to build authentic community, one resident at a time. So that’s what she did. She built relationship after relationship after relationship with our residents, our partners, and the surrounding communities at large.

Through all the ups and downs that naturally come with any community management transition, Christine remained positive and professional. As our company deliberately staffed and trained up in Colorado, Christine stretched to do whatever needed doing – from operations process to board governance and from amenity management to communications.

Christine’s heart and soul pours into her work, and it shows. Without question, she always puts the needs of our residents first, living our values of trust, reciprocity, spirit and legacy. Her purpose-driven passion shines through in a joyful energy and a super big smile.

Today, Christine continues to enrich lives in Colorado at our Baseline, Centerra, and Lakes at Centerra communities.