New Board Members Appointed

The Association’s Board of Directors recently appointed two new members to fill vacant seats. In November, John Herron was appointed to fill a term that will end April 30, 2015. Will McCullough was appointed in January to fill a term that will end April 30, 2016. Both men reside in the Pheasant Ridge neighborhood and bring new skills and energy to the Village Board.

Mr. Herron believes that improving community connection and engagement will help make River Hill, and Columbia as a whole, a more enriching and rewarding place to live. Topics of particular interest to him are promoting the River Hill Village Center as a social gathering place for the community and engaging with the county to plan for development and enhancements
along the MD 108 corridor. Mr. Herron is co-chairing the newly created Development Committee with Board Member Kathy Chavers.

Mr. McCullough has a passion for ensuring that the River Hill community continues to thrive and improve over the long term. He too is interested in the impact that development has and will draw on his 20 years of commercial real estate experience to add value to the Board. The River Hill Community Association thanks both Mr. Herron and Mr. McCullough for volunteering
to serve on behalf of the community.

The River Hill Board of Directors currently has seven members. Three members’ terms will expire at the end of April 2015. Members of the community who want to make a difference in the future of the Village are encouraged to run for election to the Board. Michael Cornell, River Hill’s Columbia Council Representative and member of the Columbia Association’s Board of Directors, has decided not to run again after serving in this capacity for eight years. Mr. Cornell’s decision to leave office at the end of the fiscal year opens up an opportunity for residents to run for election to serve the broader Columbia community and   drive the future of the Columbia Association.

Village Elections will be held on April 25. The candidate nomination period is March 1 to 21. Nomination petitions will be available beginning March 1 at Claret Hall and on the Association’s website at Volunteers are still needed to serve on the Election Committee to plan Election Day events and monitor the polls. Contact the village manager at or 410-531-1749 for more information about this short-term volunteer opportunity.

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