Making the community great
We are delighted to start a new feature in the Pulse throughwhich we hope to introduce you to Common Owner Groups(COG) committee members and the work they take on. It isa chance to get to know the elected members who representthe Villa Community, Townhouse Community and ApartmentsCommunity group.
Dr Marion O’Byrne (Townhouse and Villa Committee Member)is retired environmental scientist and has been living Al Moujsince 2009.
What motivates you to be involved in community work?
As I am now retired, the committee work gives me anopportunity to make a meaningful contribution throughsharing the knowledge and work experiences gained frommy careers in both heavy industry and academia. It’s alsoan opportunity to put my experience serving on other ownercommittees to good use. The committees represent aplatform for the voices of owners and residents; by canvassingthe views of fellow residents, we can put forward consideredopinions. It’s so important that potential buyers and renterscontinue to see the advantages of living here.
What would you change about the community?
I would dearly like the committees to have an elevatedstatus, not merely an advisory one, so we could sit with otherstakeholders and share our views on the Master Community.
What is the best part of living in the community?
For starters, as a non-Omani, it’s a real privilege owningproperty here. A frst-class golf course nearby, with a Par3 course for the more challenged golfer, like myself, is ahuge plus. Dining al fresco along the Marina is a favourite.