The River Hill Community Association is overseen by an elected Board of Directors made up of members of the community. Board members serve two-year, staggered terms and elections are held annually. This year there are four open positions with May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2022 terms. Candidate information packets are available for pick-up at Claret Hall or by contacting the Village Manager, Susan Smith, at 410-531-1749 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents wanting to run for an open seat on the Board must file a complete and verifiable nomination petition. A nomination petition is available on page 8 of the March issue of The Villager, online at the bottom of this article, and at Claret Hall. All petitions must be submitted to the Election Committee by noon on March 21. Candidates must also provide a Candidate Statement (150 word maximum) and a high resolution (300+ dpi) digital photograph suitable for publication purposes.
The purpose of the association is to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the village. The River Hill Board of Directors is responsible for setting association policy, establishing the budget and overseeing the finances and management of the organization, and advocating on behalf of the community. Functions of the association include the enforcement of the architectural and maintenance covenants, sponsoring community events and offering programs for residents, informing the community via The Villager and other communication tools, and managing Claret Hall and the River Hill Meeting Room which residents may rent for personal and business uses. During the last year the association’s Board of Directors supported residents during the redistricting process and sought to keep village students together at local schools, advocated on behalf of the community for bicycle and pedestrian amenities, met with developers to provide input on a variety of local projects, and worked with the Columbia Association and the county to benefit the community. If community-wide issues, making improvements that benefit the village, and creating stronger connections among residents are important to you, then serving on the association’s Board of Directors is where you can have an impact. Village Elections are coming on April 25. Step up to make a difference and submit your nomination petition by March 21.