Inaugural Shining Star Award presented to HOA Ombudsman Charvez Foger

The award recognizes B&I employees for Service, Teamwork, Achievement, and Reliability and Dependability

Carson City, NV - April 11, 2018

Department of Business and Industry Director C.J. Manthe this week awarded the inaugural Shining Star Award to Charvez Foger, Real Estate Division Ombudsman for Common Interest Communities. The Shining Star Award recognizes a Department of Business and Industry employee each quarter who exemplifies service, teamwork, achievement, and reliability and dependability.

“The outstanding work that state employees do every day on behalf of our constituents too often goes unrecognized and acknowledged,” said Manthe. “This award program was created to recognize the outstanding performance and contributions of Department of Business and Industry employees and salute their efforts to serve the people of Nevada.”

Charvez joined the Nevada Real Estate Division team in February 2017. His wide-ranging experience with federal government administration, local and state law enforcement and private industry has been a tremendous asset to the Division. He quickly established positive relationships with licensees, constituents, commissioners. Under his leadership and direction, a pilot program has been established to educate and help communities run proper elections, the education section has been revived, and education and outreach in rural communities has increased.

Constituent and community relations have been the cornerstone of Charvez's career and he has brought a customer-first focus to the Real Estate Division.  With the input and assistance from his staff, he has streamlined constituent inquiry processes and restructured staff duties to provide more responsive customer service. In addition to constituent services, he has also focused on staff recruitment and training, including bringing in industry experts to train staff and developing other opportunities that will benefit the section's investigators, mediators and educators. 

"Charvez is the embodiment of a natural leader," said Sharath Chandra, Real Estate Division Administrator. "Whether you're talking about his performance on the football field as a four year first-team all-conference player and University of Nevada Athletic Hall of Fame inductee, or as the CIC Ombudsman, he truly exemplifies service, teamwork, achievement and reliability. I'm pleased to have him on the Real Estate Division team and look forward to working with him as he continues to raise the bar for the operation and services of the Ombudsman's office."

About the Common Interest Communities Ombudsman’s Office

The office of the Ombudsman for Owners in Common-Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels was created during the 1997 Legislative session to assist homeowners and board members in common interest communities to better understand their rights and obligations under the law and their governing documents. The scope of the office was later broadened to require the office to register associations and maintain records of the associations. There are currently 3,219 associations registered representing 539,964 units throughout the State.

About the Department of Business and Industry

The Department of Business and Industry is a cabinet level agency in Nevada State government. Our objective is to encourage and promote the development and growth of business and to ensure the legal operation of business in order to protect consumers by maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment. The Director’s office manages a number of programs and initiatives to address the needs of businesses and consumers including business advocacy, a comprehensive online business resource center, bond financing programs, constituent services and consumer affairs. To learn more, visit

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Teri Williams
Public Information Officer