The Association’s volunteers were recently honored for their service to our community and commitment to improving the quality of life for River Hill residents. The skills and energy of our volunteers are essential to the governance and operations of the association and enable us to offer a wide range of programs and services. Members of the Association’s Board of Directors, Architectural Committee, Resident Architectural Committee, Election Committee, Master Plan Committee, Watershed Committee, Student Member and Teen Advisory Committees, and the many volunteers who help to organize and run special events such as the annual Independence Day Parade, the 2013 Health Fair, and community clean-ups all strengthen our community. Without them there would be much that the Association would be unable to accomplish. The village’s Columbia Council Representative, who also serves as an Ex Officio Member of the Association’s Board of Directors, provides a much valued link to the Columbia Association and the issues impacting Columbia as a whole.
Two volunteers received special recognition at the event on November 15. Ilona Mallon and Todd Harrison received Co-Volunteer of the Year Awards. During her 8 years as a member of the Resident Architectural Committee (RAC), Ms. Mallon served as RAC Chairperson for 3 years, oversaw the updating of the Architectural Guidelines, could always be counted on to be thorough in reviewing applications, and was a much appreciated mentor to new committee members. Mr. Harrison served on the Board of Directors for 9 years and was Chairperson for 4. Given his length of service and level of involvement, Mr. Harrison was able to provide a historical perspective on many important issues and continuity
of leadership. His business experience and knowledge contributed significantly to the smooth operation of the Association. Under his leadership, the role of volunteer committees expanded and this enabled more residents to become engaged in the community.
Our volunteers work hard on the community’s behalf. The Association appreciates all of the time, effort, and knowledge that they contribute. Thank You!