St. Paul Summit Hill Association sets annual meeting, celebration for October 11

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Mark your calendars, the SHA Annual Neighborhood Celebration and Board Elections will be Thursday, October 11th at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Community Center.

The evening will include recognition of the many SHA volunteers, the presentation of Good Neighbor Awards and, of course, the annual election of SHA Board Members. As always there will be scrumptious desserts and musical entertainment compliments of Summit Hill talent. In addition to electing SHA Board members, this evening recognizes the commitment and generous contributions to SHA made by many Summit Hill Neighbors and business owners.

During the Board Elections, eligible SHA community members have the opportunity to vote and choose from a pool of candidates who are itching to get involved in community improvement projects. Summit Hill Association/St. Paul District Council-16 Board Members provide leadership to this neighborhood and to achieving our community’s citizen participation goals, events and projects. 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.

Share your vision of the Summit Hill and help pilot the course of Summit Hill for the future by running for a position on the SHA Board of Directors. YOU can make a difference in the life of this community. YOUR time, ideas and enthusiasm matter!

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 summithill@visi.com.