programs and partnerships
farmers' market at lwr
Our founder was tasked with creating a farmers’ market for a town center in the design phase. The Market began with 13 vendors and 500 weekly guests. Five years later when the town center debuted, it opened with The Market to more than 90 vendors and 9,000 guests. The Market grew into a top-rated, regional farmers' market.
lakewood ranch community
Monaca strengthened this nonprofit organization that is responsible for the ongoing lifestyle of Lakewood Ranch after build out. She serves as Board Chair and has helped to create signature events with a multigenerational appeal including an annual community campout, concerts in the park, and LWR 101, a virtual orientation and welcome program for residents.
mvp sports and social
Our founder forged a strong partnership with this organization to bring recreational, social sports to a master-planned community, which helped drive multigenerational participation and sales.
parks and rec program
This parks and recreation program was brought to life following COVID, as residents wanted to be outdoors more frequently. The program began with Sunday Yoga and evolved to more than 60 classes.
ranch nite wednesdays
Our founder created this event to attract younger families to the community. This fun “hump-day” event includes food trucks, live music, and is home to the largest social corn hole league in the country. In the 3rd year, attendance increased by more than 350% over year one.
Collaborating with the Willowsford HOA, farm, and conservancy, our founder established a summer camp for kids ages 7-12 that included days on the farm, culinary experiences, hiking, kayak lessons, outdoor fun, art, and STEM classes.
This multifaceted platform was created out of our founder's vision for a comprehensive approach for Lakewood Ranch residents of all ages to find everything they needed quickly and concisely. Monaca collaborated with four community entities to bring this website to life. Website features include a park reservation system, automated service requests, a business directory to encourage shopping local, a bike & trails map, and an all-encompassing community calendar.
lakewood ranch mobile app
Our founder teamed up with innovative community app developer, Alosant, to deliver Lakewood Ranch its first official mobile app. Both residents and non-residents can utilize the app for one-touch event reservations, to join a community club, sign up to volunteer, or even find a coupon or deal offered by a LWR business listed in the exclusive directory. Utilizing marketing tools such as push notifications, the Lakewood Ranch app has kept a steady usage rate of over 85% since its launch in 2020.