The SHA Annual Neighborhood Celebration and Board Elections will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 in the Linwood Community Center Gymnasium. The evening will include recognition of the many SHA volunteers, Good Neighbor Awards and of course, the annual election of SHA Board Members. Expect light refreshments, music, and an enjoyable time where we recognize the commitment and generous contributions made by many of your Summit Hill neighbors and business owners – and the election and installation of several new SHA Board members!
During the Board Elections, eligible SHA community members will vote and choose from a pool of candidates who are itching to get involved in community improvement projects and in providing valued leadership to this neighborhood and to this city-recognized citizen participation organization. These candidates will be running to fill at least six (6) open seats on the SHA Board.
The SHA Board of Directors consists of twenty-one members. Terms last up to three (3) years. The Board of Directors meets one evening each month, on the second Thursday. Each director also participates on one of the standing committees of the SHA.
If you want a strong and healthy neighborhood and would like to take an active role in guiding its future, consider running for a position on the SHA Board of Directors. You can make a difference. We need your ideas, your time and your enthusiasm.
SHA Board Candidate Eligibility – All candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, with the exception of those running for the student representative seat. Student representative candidates must be at least sixteen (16) years of age. Anyone who lives in, owns property or a business, or serves as the designated representative of a business located in SHA – District 16 Planning Council boundaries are a member of SHA and eligible to run. District 16 boundaries are Summit Avenue and Ramsey Street on the north, Ayd Mill Road on the west, Highway 35E on the south and east. We strongly encourage people of all ethnicities and people who rent in the Summit Hill neighborhood to consider running for a seat on the SHA Board.
If, as a business owner, you wish to designate a representative of your business to run in your place, you will need to submit a letter to SHA for that person attesting that he or she is your official representative in running for a seat on the Board.
Voting – Anyone 16 or older who lives in, owns property or a business, or serves as the designated representative of a business located in the neighborhood is a member of SHA and eligible to vote for up to 6 candidates.
Submit Your Candidate Application Form Today!
To run for open seats on the board, please contact the Summit Hill Association office or go on-line to get information and candidate application form at www.summithillassociation.org (link is under “Join the SHA Board of Directors” under the Event List on the homepage). Online, you will learn more about the benefits and responsibilities of serving as a board member. You will be asked to include a short statement about yourself, your interests and why you would like to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Summit Hill Association – District 16 Planning Council. Or – clip and submit your candidate application form found at the end of this article. If you would like additional information, call Jeff Roy or Diane Hilden at the SHA office at 222-1222, or contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.