The Board of Directors of Friends of White Flint met last week to set an election schedule for 2010. The FoWF Board is equally divided between residents, business representatives, and representatives of property owners, and one Director from each class is elected each year. Only FoWF members in good standing (known as “Friends”) can vote or be nominated as Directors.
Because of all the activities surrounding the Montgomery County Council’s consideration of the White Flint Sector Plan, the Board voted to change the date of the FoWF Annual Meeting (at which the new Directors are elected and seated) from January to April 26, at 4:30. The Annual Meeting will be held at the offices of Lerner Corporation, 2000 Tower Oaks Blvd, 8th Floor; this is a LEED-certified building and one of the greenest in Montgomery County.
Because the Annual Meeting and voting schedules were extended, the Board also decided to automatically extend all memberships which expired before April until April 19, so that all Friends from last year would be able to vote in the upcoming elections. So if your membership was due for renewal between January 1 and April 18, 2010, your new renewal date will be April 19, 2010.
If you are not now a Friend, please join us. You can apply on-line at our main web site: www.whiteflint.org. You must be a fully-paid member by March 15 to be eligible.
On the new schedule, eligibility notices will be sent to all Friends in good standing on February 1. If you believe you are eligible to vote, but don’t receive a notice by mid-February, please let us know as soon as possible. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note: associate members are not eligible to be nominated or to vote.)
Nominations will be accepted for review by the FoWF Board until March 15. Nominations must be accompanied by candidate statements explaining the nominee’s qualifications and can include a message to voting members about why the nominee should be elected. All statements will be publicly available in the FLOG. Nominations will be closed on March 15.
Ballots will be available on April 5, and must be completed, signed and returned with a postmark of no later than Monday, April 19.
The elections and voting process was explained in more detail in some earlier posts. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com, or your class Co-Chair: Suzanne Hudson for residents (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Evan Goldman (email@example.com).