- Maintain and improve the value of property within our community.
- Provide safety and security via Crime Watch and Volunteers in Patrol (VIP).
- Upkeep current and create new beautification projects in the neighborhood.
- Enforce city ordinances and code requirements as regulated by the City of Dallas.
- Cooperate with City Officials and City Hall regarding issues affecting our community
- Communicate information to neighbors via newsletters, social media and website.
- Connect neighbors together via The Welcome Wagon and special events.
- Encourage input from neighbors on ways to improve and enhance the neighborhood.
Estates West Neighborhood Association has been maintaining the neighborhood border along Arapaho between Spring Creek and La Avenida since 2001. The association’s “Beautification Team” made up of volunteers from Estates West is responsible for picking up trash along the strip and maintaining plantings in front of the Estates West entrance signs at Spring Creek/Arapaho (and Meandering/La Manga). Member dues are used to maintain the landscaping along the strip including trimming of the bushes, mowing the grass and irrigation. The landscaping and the entrance signs are a benefit for every household in Estates West and represent us all.
The Board currently meets the third Thursday of each month. If you have an item you wish to include on the agenda, and present to the board, please email President@esateswest.org
Meet the Board
Jack Kocks- President
Jack is a Dallas native and has lived on El Pensador with his wife Malinda since 1985. He and Malinda have two children; Sarah who lives in Austin with her husband Michael and their three children and Jared who also lives in Estates West on La Verdura with his fiancé Jodie. Jack and Malinda have been members of the Estates West Homeowner’s Association throughout their time in the neighborhood. Jack is a retired human resources executive and he and Malinda enjoy a variety of activities including gardening, photography, home improvement projects, volunteerism and spending time with family and friends.
OPEN POSITION - Vice President
Shirley Hughes - Treasurer
Shirley and husband, David, moved to Estates West in 1984. They have two sons, Stanfield and Travis, who both went to Bowie and then Pearce, and a granddaughter in Denver. They have two dogs, Addy and Penny, which David walks around the neighborhood early every morning. Shirley's background is with the Big 8 accounting firms but has been a self-employed bookkeeper for the past 35 years which allowed her to be both a stay- at-home mom and a working professional. David is an Association volunteer with VIP and Shirley is excited to work with the Board and meet more of her neighbors.
Matt Cronin - Code/Zoning/Safety Chair
Matt and his wife Aubrey moved to Estates West in February 2020. They moved from a townhome in the Lowest Greenville neighborhood of Dallas. They also reside with a dog, Lola, and a cat, Lilly. Matt has worked for an internet company as a web developer for 15 years. Aubrey has worked in retail for a long time and currently manages a store in North Park.
“We were lucky enough to find this great house in this great neighborhood about a month before the Covid shutdowns. We have enjoyed meeting our neighbors and we look forward to meeting more. We plan on living here 20 or more years.”
Rachel Bufkin - Membership
Rachel, a physical therapist in a hospital in Dallas, and her husband, Neil, moved to La Verdura in 2019 and they have a young son. Neil built raised beds in their backyard and they've enjoyed learning to garden these last few years. She is excited to serve as Membership chair and is appreciative of all the help from the board and to have such great neighbors and a great neighborhood to volunteer for!
Lori O'Briant - Media/Communications Chair
Lori and her husband, Brandon, moved into Estates West in 2014. They are parents to son Colin, who is in elementary school, and an Australian Shepard (Tucker). Since moving into the neighborhood, Lori has volunteered for the Estates West Neighborhood Association by putting out flags and delivering welcome packets. Lori has worked in public relations for 25 years and is pleased to use her skills to benefit the neighborhood.
Kayla Hagen - Special Events Chair
Patricia Kellar - Secretary
Patricia grew up in Richardson and graduated from Richardson High School. She attended St Mary's University in San Antonio and the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. She and her husband joined the Estates West neighborhood 30 years ago when they moved back to Dallas to raise their three daughters: Rachel, Jessica, and Theresa. Pat practices general family dentistry in Plano. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, and quilting. She is within reach of her goal of visiting all fifty states, lacking only Nevada and Alaska. Recently her daughter Rachel's family (which includes four of her grandchildren) relocated from the Panhandle to Ft Worth so now all five grandchildren will be nearby.
"Although I have lived in the same house for 30 years I don't know many neighbors beyond my own street so I decided to volunteer as secretary for the EWNA in order to become more involved in the neighborhood. I look forward to meeting more of my neighbors and continuing the efforts of making Estates West a great community."