Nevada Real Estate Administrator Gail Anderson recently
announced the appointment of Sharon Jackson as Ombudsman for the Common
Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels program. Ms. Jackson replaces
Kara Jenkins, who was appointed to head the Nevada Equal Rights Commission with
the Department of Employment Training & Rehabilitation. Her
appointment was effective December 2, 2013.
As Ombudsman, Ms. Jackson will assist homeowners and board
members in common interest communities, commonly known as homeowners
associations, to better understand their rights and obligations under the law
and their governing documents. The Ombudsman meets with parties to
attempt to resolve and mediate disputes filed with the office.
Ms. Jackson brings more than 20 years of experience in
mediation, administration, human resource management, consumer outreach and
education working for the State of
Nevada. She most recently was the
Supervisory Investigator for the Common Interest Community program with the
Real Estate Division. Prior to that she served as the Deputy Director of
Administration for the Department of Business and Industry. Previously,
she held a number of key positions with the Consumer Affairs Division including
interim Commissioner, acting Chief Investigator, and Deputy Chief Investigator.
“I believe my
experience protecting and educating the public and providing a neutral forum
for constituents during my tenure with the Department of Business and Industry
is an asset and will continue to be an asset to this program”
said Jackson. “I appreciate the opportunity to continue working with
the stakeholders within the Common Interest Community Program and to continue
to provide the necessary tools needed to create a better Nevada.”
Jackson holds a degree
in Business Management with an emphasis in Public Sector. In addition,
she holds a number of mediation certifications to include
Facilitative/Transformational Mediation from the Clark County Neighborhood
Justice Center and Advanced Investigators/Inspectors National Certification
from the Council of Licensure & Enforcement of Regulatory Agency.
A list of the free
education classes available through the Ombudsman’s office can be found at http://red.state.nv.us/CIC/classes.htm.
About the Real Estate Division
The Real Estate Division is an agency of the State
Department of Business & Industry. The mission of the Real Estate Division
is to safeguard and promote interests in real estate transactions by developing
an informed public and a professional real estate industry. The Office of
the Ombudsman for Owners in Common-Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels
Ombudsman’s Office was created to assist homeowners and board members in common
interest communities to better understand their rights and obligations under
the law and their governing documents. For more information about the
Division or the Ombudsman’s Office, please visit http://red.state.nv.us.
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