Forming the 2022-2023 Nominating Committee 

The new process for electing Directors to our Board, which was in effect in 2021, facilitated members to be able  to directly vote for their candidates of choice went very well. The result is that we have three new board members who are, more than ever, representing their constituents and their concerns. This can only lead to a more effective board, and one that is more responsive than ever.

The challenge now is to keep this momentum. While it’s easy for anyone to make comments about the board and actions that need to happen, getting involved by taking an active role in the leadership direction of our community is the best way to improve Palmetto Dunes for all of our members.

Every year, the Nominating Committee has the challenge of encouraging owners to consider their candidacy for the board, meet with candidates to discuss their experiences and perspectives, and to recommend one candidate for each available board seat.

As defined within our bylaws, our Nominating Committee is composed of five members—the Nominating Committee Chairman, one current director, and three owners who are not Board Directors. As we continue to advance our values of transparency, innovativeness, and accountability, we would like to invite interested owners to join the Nominating Committee. As a member of the Nominating Committee, you will have the opportunity to help recruit, meet with, and recommend candidates for our Board—considering skills, experiences, and vision.

Your efforts will help identify candidates that owners, who may not have time to conduct an in-depth candidate evaluation, can confidently select for our Board.

If you have considered joining a committee in the past, this might be the ideal opportunity for you. This is an important, hands-on role and will require multiple days of your time distributed over several months. All members of the Nominating Committee are required to:

  • Be a current owner in good standing (no outstanding payments, fines or violations) with the POA
  • Have an eye for talent
  • Have a desire and willingness to help recruit and meet with Board candidates
  • Not seek to join the 2022-2023 board yourself (via the nominating or petition process)
  • Have a passion for Palmetto Dunes

If you would like to join the Nominating Committee, please send an email to ricgorman@gmail.com by February 1, 2022 indicating your interest. The goal is to select and announce three owners and to fully form the Nominating Committee no later than March 1, 2022. Then the work of recruiting and meeting with candidates begins allowing time to recommend candidates by July, 2022.

These nominated candidates will then appear on the 2022-2023 ballot aside any others who may choose the petition route.

Being a member of the Nominating Committee provides the opportunity to contribute your time and expertise to our community—making Palmetto Dunes the best it can be.