Village Elections 2013

Layout 1Every year in April, the 10 Columbia Village Associations hold elections for residents to elect their local village board members and Columbia Council representatives for Columbia Association’s (CA) Board of Directors.

What is a village board or Columbia Council member? Let me explain! Each Columbia village community association is an independent  nonprofit civic association that exists to help promote common good and welfare among residents in that village.

The village board of directors in each village has duties that include: administering the village covenants, managing CA’s community building in that village, advocating for the village’s residents in all aspects of community life, and fostering community participation on a grassroots level.

The Columbia Council members that serve on the CA Board of Directors are the final authority on all things regarding CA. The board’s duties include: reviewing CA policy and budget matters, developing strategic initiatives for CA staff to work on, addressing community issues that are of interest to CA, and appointing the CA President.

For 2013, election day will take place on Saturday, April 20. Refer to the chart below for an overview on how many seats are up for this year’s election. Make sure you go out and vote on April 20!

Village

# of Village Board Seats

# of Columbia Council Seats

Dorsey Search

2

1

Harper’s Choice

3

0

Hickory Ridge

5

1

Kings Contrivance

3

1

Long Reach

2

1

Oakland Mills

7

1

Owen Brown

3

0

River Hill

3

1

Town Center

3

0

Wilde Lake

5

1

— Written by Erin McPhail

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