We keep our monthly dues at a reasonable cost because of the many volunteers who tend to some of our responsibilities. Here are just a few ideas where you can invest your time and talents to keep Harbour Towne running efficiently!

Landscape Committee

The Landscape Committee was formed to assist the Board in improving and maintaining the quality and ambience of the grounds in Harbour Towne. Our duties include addressing CCIS requests, walkabout inspection of the complex to monitor the condition of the grounds, evaluating trees and replacements, coordinating with the Co-Owners and a professional landscape designer for re-landscaping each building, and whatever other projects that come to our attention from the Board. 

If you are passionate about landscaping, and have a global interest in the condition of our grounds at Harbour Towne, please consider joining the Landscape Committee.

For more information,  please contact: Deb Chmelar (DChmelar@HarbourTowneCondos.com)

Deb Chmelar,
Board Liaison
Holly Lowney Debbie Sesselmann
Roberta Tetzlaff
Barb Vukits

Welcoming/Hospitality Committee

Our committee has two primary responsibilities. The first is to meet with new condo owners to welcome them into our community. Our Welcome Packet includes information about our condo living, such as, how to access our website, report building issues, trash and recycling, etc. We also provide information about the Muskegon area.

Our second task is planning the two main social events for our association. In the summer, we plan and host the Summer Party, a gathering of condo residents and families for an outdoor potluck. In December, we organize the Holiday Party, currently held at the lovely Muskegon Country Club. Both social events provide an opportunity to meet and connect with friends and neighbors.

Marge LeBel, Chair (231-766-7901)
Barb McFadden (231-755-8067)
Carolyn Gerdes (231-206-9996)

Nancy Siminski (231-571-6717)
Roberta Tetzlaff (231-670-2042)

Neighborly Help

We’re a collection of interested condo residents who are willing and able to help our condo neighbors in a pinch. We help with things as simple as temporarily bringing in mail or helping replace lightbulbs. We also provide meals for co-owners who are injured, ill, recuperating from surgery or experience the death of a partner. We want to keep our community safe and healthy and pay it forward.

Please consider joining us. Many hands make light work! Plus you get to meet more neighbors! Call either of the coordinators.


Our community stays up-to-date by reading our monthly newsletter. Co-Owners Joanne and Ted Bensinger publish a monthly newsletter with formatting and distribution assistance from our Property Manager (Hannah Reed) and technical assistance from Steve LeBel (Co-Owner and technology guru). Co-Owner Ruth Achterhoff-Aust contributes a column called “Meet Your Neighbors.”

We’re always looking for content to entertain and educate our community. Please help us by sending photos, article suggestions or volunteer to be profiled in “Meet Your Neighbors.”   Submissions are due on the 20th of the month to be included in the next month’s newsletter; send to newsletter@harbourtownecondos.com.

If you are interested in assisting with the newsletter, please contact the editor:
Joanne Bensinger (Newsletter@HarbourTowneCondos.com | (231-755-2149)

Joanne Bensinger
(Newsletter@HarbourTowneCondos.com | (231-755-2149)

Building Committee

Dave Wagner
Committee Chair, Siding/Staining
John ManchesterDecks / Awnings
Adam RolinskiGarage Lights/Bollard Rope Replacement
Paul SchreurWindows / Doors
Ernie SesselmannBoard Liaison

HTCA Board

If you are interested in serving on the HTCA Board, contact any Board Member.

Information Management Team

We support the goals of all these other fabulous teams! We ask questions to understand
what they’re trying to accomplish and then make recommendations on processes and
technology to make their work easier. Together we come up with a solution, build it, test
it, and make sure it works as we planned.

We also maintain the Harbour Towne website, maintenance request system, e-mail system, in fact, anything online!

We meet by video conference monthly as members’ schedules allow and have one or two fun gatherings each year. We welcome anybody who wants to serve and will train you so you can be successful! Contact Kelly Cousineau (KCousineau@HarbourTowneCondos.com)

Kelly CousineauBeth Decker
Board Liaison
Hannah Reed
Property Manager
Ken BandstraJoanne Bensinger
Linda GritterSteve LeBel