Management and the Board of Trustees.

The Vassar Square Condominium Association is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees elected by the unit owners. Two board positions are for a three year term, and three board members have two year terms. As a result, every four years, there is no regular election and every four years; all five positions are open for reelection. The board members must be unit owners whose names appear on the deed to the property and may run for an open seat when the annual elections are announced during the summer. Board members receive no compensation from the association as the position is strictly voluntary. The election is held during the annual meeting.

The Board must follow the By-Laws of the building which detail the roles of the Board and its governance. Board members set the goals and policies for the association but they must refrain from attempting to manage the day-to-day operations. The President, Tom Sheridan, has general oversight responsibilities for the association and the board. He meets regularly with Dr. Claude Damico, the General Manager. He is also responsible for scheduling board meetings and work sessions as the need arises. The other board members are Jerry Segal, Treasurer; Secretary, Norman Berger; and Vice Presidents, Paul Snyderman and Steve Shapiro. The roles of the board members are self-determined in an organizational meeting immediately following the annual meeting. Board members cannot run for specific board positions.

Other board responsibilities include approving the annual budget, setting the schedule for capital improvements, managing the reserve account, making periodic adjustments to monthly condominium fees, determining capital assessments, when needed, and monitoring the needs of the building. The board sets the policies and direction for the building and the management and staff carries them out. The board, as the elected representatives, has oversight responsibility for Vassar Square and represents the best interests of the 212 unit owners throughout their terms.

The General Manager, Dr. Claude Damico, and Office Manager, Kathleen Vail, are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the building. Dr. Claude’s duties include managing the budget, expenditures, vendor contracts, payroll and personnel along with other duties that may arise. In addition, Dr. Claude oversees the schedule and the daily work done to maintain and improve the building. Dr. Claude and Kathleen are the go-to persons for anyone in the building who has a question, concern, or problem. Kathleen deals with fee payments, accounting related issues and any forms and printed information needed by the residents. Maintenance requests are given to the front desk person.

Please feel free to let us know your comments, suggestions, or concerns. You may use the contact page on the website to reach the General Manager. The board of trustees, the building management, and the entire staff seek the very best for the building and its residents, and that begins with you.

Dr. Claude Damico (General Manager)
Kathleen Vail (Office Administrator)
Tom Sheridan (President)

Steve Shapiro (Vice President)

Paul Snyderman (
Norman Berger (Secretary)
Jerry Segal (Vice President)


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