By Michael Foley, Elections Committee Chair

The Elections Committee is currently preparing for the 2021 Pelican Bay Foundation Board of Directors election. Next spring, members of the Foundation will vote to fill two seats on the seven-person board. Now is the time for Pelican Bay members to consider running for two positions. In order to be included on the ballot, qualified candidates must submit a Candidate Information Form to the Foundation Executive Assistant in person, via email or through the Foundation website no later than 5 PM on Tuesday, January 12thth, 2021. This form is available on the Foundation website at www.pelicanbay.org/members/e-forms/candidate-information-form/.

Board members perform a crucial role. They make the policy decisions that impact all aspects of the Foundation’s operations. They review and approve the Foundation’s annual operating and replacement reserve budgets that determine what amenities are offered to Pelican Bay residents and what funds will be available to update aging facilities. These decisions ultimately impact the annual assessments that each property owner pays to the Foundation.

Any Pelican Bay Foundation member in good standing may run for election to its Board of Directors. Board members are elected for three-year terms and must be willing to invest considerable time and energy in the position. Candidates for the Board should expect to become familiar with all the Governing Documents of the Foundation, attend Board meetings, chair or vice-chair one to two standing committees and make themselves available to suggestions and input from Foundation members.

Don’t forget to register to vote online! Visit www.pelicanbay.org/paperless/ and in less than 2 minutes you will be registered to vote online for the 2021 election while helping you and the Foundation save time and money.

Keep reading The Pelican Bay Post for more upcoming information regarding the 2021 election and be sure to complete your Candidate Information Form no later than January 12th if you would like to run as a candidate for the Foundation Board of Directors.