Village homeowners will elect a new board on Wednesday, October 9 for the 2013-2014 term. There are eight candidates for five positions. The Meet the Candidates blog entries are posted in alphabetical order.
Candidate Douglas McCormick (Incumbent)
Once again it is time for the annual Board elections. And once again I am asking the homeowners of the Village to support me as a candidate. Being one of the five members of the Board can (and is) be a very time consuming position. So why would one want to continue with a position that has no financial compensation and yet is so time demanding. Many decisions and actions the Board takes throughout the year have a direct impact on the quality of life in our community. I personally was drawn to the Village for many reasons all of us homeowners are. The rural feel, the unpretentious look, and the friendly residents are just a few reasons we all live here. This last year the current board moved forward on many new projects that affect each one of us now, and will continue to affect us many years from now. The daily operation of this community costs all of us financially, via our monthly association assessments. As a resident I am concerned about how our associations’ dollars are being spent. Is our money being spent properly? Are dollars being wasted? Are we getting the best value on contracts we enter into? Are future projects being thought out with a long term vision? I have been and would like to continue to be part of those decisions. Seeing the results from your involvement is the reward!
This last year I have met with many neighbors who have concerns about our trees & landscape. I have been instrumental this last year on many landscape projects. I’m sure everyone has noticed the replacement of new plants, the installation of garden benches, the trimming of trees and the enhancements to our trail system. I have many more landscape ideas that I would like to suggest and implement the next twelve months. Being a member of the board helps these ideas come alive.
This last year I have been the “Treasurer” as well as chairing the “Landscape Committee”. I have been a Board member for 2 years and have been active on the “Landscape Committee” for 5 years. I have chaired that committee for 3 of those 5 years. I have been in the financial/insurance business for 38 years. That expertise helps when reviewing our finances. I have always been active in outdoor and gardening activities. That is why I am very concerned about our landscape direction & budget. So if your ideas and concerns about the future of the village are shared with mine, please cast your votes in my direction.