Board of Directors Nominating Process

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Board of Directors Nominating Process

The PDPOA is governed by a ten-member board. Nine of the members are property owners and the tenth is a representative of Greenwood Communities and Resorts (PD Resorts). The board does important and exciting work – including strategic planning, making decisions to improve the community, financial oversight, and providing input and direction to our full time management team – all of which are geared to making Palmetto Dunes the best and most sought after residential resort community on the east coast.

Our board members have varied backgrounds and talents, but one thing they all share is a passion for Palmetto Dunes. The result is great collaboration by talented and dedicated people, making a meaningful impact to our community today and for the future.

Directors are elected to serve a three-year term, so with a nine-member Board there are three expiring positions to fill each year. As we prepare for the 2020 nominating cycle, we are focused on attracting a broad range of women and men who are excited about helping our community. We’re looking for owners who rent their property, owners who spend part of their time in PD, and full time residents. The more our board reflects the makeup of all our property owners, the more effective the board will be at charting the best course for Palmetto Dunes.

Think about it. You could be one of our next board members!

Feel free to contact Andrew Schumacher at aschumacher@pdpoa.org or Bill Caywood, Nominating Committee chairperson, at billycaywood@gmail.com with any questions.

The following is a summary of how the board nominating process works:

Nominating Committee
In January of each year, the Nominating Committee is created. The Nominating Committee consists of two board members (one of which is the chairperson) and three other non-board property owners from the community.

Nominating Procedures
In March, the Nominating Committee begins seeking individuals with a demonstrated background of leadership and service to join the PDPOA Board of Directors for the 2020-2023 term. The Association asks for owners interested in serving on the Board to submit their applications to the Nominating Committee. The committee reviews the applications, interviews each applicant, and nominates one candidate for each directorship to be filled (typically three per year). All candidates are interviewed in May.

Any candidate not nominated by the Nominating Committee can submit a petition signed by no less than ten (10) members of the Association; provided such petition be delivered to the Secretary not less than ninety (90) days prior to the Annual Meeting of the membership. The names of all candidates, both committee-selected and petitioned, shall be distributed, in writing, to the membership and all candidates will be profiled in the Perspective.

Election
Directors are elected at the Annual Meeting in the fall and take office at the following Board meeting. In the event there are more candidates nominated than positions available, there shall be a vote by the membership. The candidates receiving the most votes represented at the meeting, whether in person or by proxy, will be elected to fill the positions.

Seeking Candidates
If you are passionate about Palmetto Dunes and have an interest in serving your community, email Andrew at aschumacher@pdpoa.org or attend February’s Board Candidate Informational Coffee.

Board Candidate Informational Coffee
The PDPOA would like to invite all owners interested in applying for the PDPOA Board of Directors to attend the Board Candidate Informational Coffee on Thursday, February 20. The event will be held from 9-10am at the PDPOA Admin Office, 16 Queens Folly Rd. Bill Caywood and other members of the nominating committee will discuss what the board is looking for in a candidate, how to apply, and be available to answer any questions.

If you’d like to attend, email accounts@pdpoa.org.

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