Serve the River Hill Community – Run for Election to the Board of Directors

Residents of the Village of River Hill are needed to run for election to the community association’s Board of Directors (RHBOD) and for Columbia Council Representative (CA Rep). The positions are for two-year terms, May 1, 2023, through April 30, 2025. Nomination petitions are available here: NOMINATION PETITION 2023. They are also available at Claret Hall and on page 15 of the March issue of The Villager (out for delivery between 3/3 – 3/8). All petitions must be submitted by noon on March 21, 2023. The Election Committee is accepting petitions submitted as pdfs to Electronic signatures are not permitted. Alternatively, hard copies may be mailed to or dropped off at Claret Hall c/o Election Committee. The Election Committee will accept multiple petitions nominating a candidate provided they are grouped together in a single packet. A minimum of ten (10) verifiable signatures of members is needed for a petition to be valid. For residents ages 18+ who are not listed as owners on the Association’s property rolls, proof of person, age, and residence must be provided with the petition. Members may nominate more than one candidate. A candidate shall be nominated for one office only.

The RHBOD has three (3) open seats to fill and there is no limit on the number of candidates that may run for election. The River Hill Community Association was created to enhance the quality of life for residents and to provide opportunities for community engagement. The Association is the organization behind River Hill’s Independence Day Parade, Haunted Hallow’s Eve celebration, and the Family Pool Party. The RHBOD is responsible for overseeing the finances and management of the association including covenant enforcement and operating Claret Hall and The Meeting Room. The RHBOD appoints the Village Manager, sets association policy, and advocates on behalf of residents. Local development, traffic, and safety issues are areas the RHBOD has focused on over the last year. The RHBOD meets at least one evening per month except in April, when there are two meetings. Curious? Plan to attend the Board Meeting (hybrid format) coming up on March 14 at 7 p.m.

Every two years village residents elect a resident to serve as the community’s Columbia Council Representative. The Council elects itself to serve as the Columbia Association’s Board of Directors (CABOD), which is the governing body of CA. As a CA Board Member, the village representative is responsible for establishing CA policies and strategic initiatives, serving on CA Board Committees, and communicating CA related information to River Hill residents. The CABOD addresses community issues and hires the president who manages the team members who carry out the day-to-day operations of the organization. CA meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month and each CA member has committee responsibilities. The River Hill Council Representative is also an ex-officio member of the RHBOD and is expected to regularly attend RHBOD meetings.

Want to make a difference in River Hill or Columbia as a whole? Complete a nomination petition and return it to Claret Hall by the March 21 deadline. Candidate information is available here: River Hill Community Association Candidate-Handbook-2023 – with map or at Claret Hall.

Village Elections and the Association’s Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Claret Hall. If a quorum is not achieved, a second meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. Stay tuned for more details in the April issue of The Villager.