Board of Directors Election

Board of Directors Election

In January 2024, one 1-year and two 2-year Board of Directors positions on the Whitewater Springs Property Owner’s Association (POA) will be open.  The community will vote to fill these three positions this fall.  If you are interested in running for one of these positions, we encourage you to read the materials below to better acquaint yourself with the responsibilities and duties of our Board of Directors.

What is the POA Board of Directors?   

The Board is a 5-person volunteer group that is essentially the managing body of the POA. All Board members are volunteers and serve, without compensation, for the betterment of the Whitewater Springs Community as a whole.  Elected members are asked to commit approximately 5-10 hours per week to serving the community. 

What Are Duties of the Board?

  • Create and manage the POA budget.
  • Set and collect annual assessments.
  • Manage and maintain the common areas and all communal amenities.
  • Enforce all rules, policies, and the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs).
  • Oversee the community’s management partner, Goodwin Management.

Who are the Current Board Members?

  • Jeff Gable – President (Term Expires December 2024)
  • David Wilson – Vice President (Term expires December 2024)
  • David Ham – Secretary and Treasurer (Term expires December 2023)
  • Andrea Thompson – Member at Large (Term expires December 2023)
  • Open Position Due to Resignation – (Term expires December 2024)

What are Board Officers and What are Their Duties? 

  • The board elects a slate of officers in January of each year to serve in that capacity for the year.  Officers include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Member at Large.
  • Board Member Responsibilities for these positions can be found here – HERE.

What is the Timeline for the Election?

  • Open Call for Candidates – August 7, 2023
  • Final Deadline for Applications – October 13, 2023
  • Voting information mailed to all property owners – November 2, 2023
  • Final Day to Vote – December 2, 2023 (Whitewater Springs Annual Meeting)
  • Votes tallied and winners announced – by December 31, 2023.
  • New Board Members’ First Meeting – January 2024 (date TBD)

What Do I Need to do to Run for a Position?

  • We encourage all property owners to run for election.  You do not need to be a resident to serve.
  • We encourage you to read the background materials below to familiarize yourself with the relevant legal documents:
    • Download the Whitewater Springs Bylaws – HERE
    • Download the Unofficial Whitewater Springs Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) – HERE
      • See the Official CC&Rs available at TownSquare, login to your TownSquare account to view – HERE
    • Texas Property Code concerning POAs – HERE
  • Fill out and submit your application HERE. (deadline October 13, 2023)

How Will the Community Know Who is Running?

  • Your completed application (excluding email, address, phone number) will be posted on the WWSPOA website for all to review.
  • Your completed application will be mailed to all property owners with the ballots in November.
  • You are encouraged to attend Board meetings to announce your candidacy and meet your neighbors.  At the beginning of each meeting there is a 3-minute public comment section that can be used by candidates to introduce themselves. 
  • Watch for announcements for “Meet the Candidate” events this fall.  We anticipate holding 1-2 meet and greet events at the park sometime after the application deadline.
  • Watch for a “Questions for Candidates” group that will be facilitated on Nextdoor. 
  • Consider joining the unofficial social media sites (Nextdoor and/or Facebook) to announce your candidacy and to get to know your neighbors.  Use these avenues to become aware of issues and opportunities facing the Whitewater Springs Community.

Who Can I Contact for more information?

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