THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (December 15, 2016) – Are you interested in serving the community? More than 100 positions will be up for election in February to serve on The Woodlands Residential Design Review Committees and the Village Associations.
Filing for all of these positions begins Thursday, December 29, 2016, and ends Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5 p.m., for the February 2017 election. No forms will be accepted after the 5 p.m. deadline. During the filing period, filing forms may be obtained at The Woodlands Township Town Hall, located at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd., from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from village association presidents, or online at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov. Filing is open to residents and property owners in The Woodlands, ages 18 and over. Positions require residency and/or property ownership in specific villages and interested individuals should refer to the appropriate Bylaws and Covenants for eligibility requirements.
Positions up for election in February, 2017:
Residential Design Review Committee
The majority of properties in The Woodlands Township are encumbered with either The Woodlands Community Association Covenants or The Woodlands Association Covenants (both herein referred to as the Covenants). In 2010, these community associations transferred responsibility for Covenant administration to the Township as part of the governance transition, and the Covenants continue to be encumbered on property throughout The Woodlands. As prescribed by the Covenants, five-member resident-elected committees serve to facilitate property improvements of their peers. Elected to one-year terms, residents dedicate several hours each month to review the applications submitted by their neighbors for improvements to their property. Residents interested in ensuring that design standards are maintained in The Woodlands may be interested in filing for Residential Design Review Committee candidacy in their village.
The following Residential Design Review Committee positions are up for election in February 2017:
Up to five Residential Design Review Committee members to be elected for each village, all serving one-year terms. This includes two committees for Indian Springs, which is divided into two geographic areas based on Covenant imposition.
Each of the villages has a civic association that facilitates activities specific to their village. Each village will have officer positions and/or area (neighborhood) representative positions open for the 2017 election. While officer duties may vary by position and/or specific village (refer to each village’s bylaws at www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov), all villages seek enthusiastic residents looking to volunteer their service and leadership for their closest Woodlands neighbors.
The following village association positions are up for election in February 2017:
Alden Bridge Village Association
7 At Large Area Representatives (two-year term)
Cochran’s Crossing Village Association
18 At Large Area Representatives (one-year term)
College Park Village Association
President (two-year term)
Secretary (two-year term)
9 At Large Area Representatives (one-year term)
Creekside Park Village Association
Events Chair (one-year term)
11 At Large Area Representatives (one-year term)
Grogan’s Mill Village Association
Indian Springs Village Association
6 At Large Area Representatives (two-year term)
Panther Creek Village Association
Vice President (two-year term)
Sterling Ridge Village Association
8 At Large Village Directors (two-year term)
Plan to vote!
All voting for the Residential Design Review Committees and Village Associations will take place at The Woodlands Township Town Hall, located at 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. Residents and property owners may take advantage of convenience voting from Monday, February 13, through Friday, February 17, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Election Day, Saturday, February 18, 2017, polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Write-In Candidates and Cancellation of Uncontested Races
Candidates who are interested in running, but do not file by the deadline will be able to run as a write-in candidate only if they file as such by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. For any Residential Design Review Committee or Village Association that does not have a contested race as of 5 p.m. on January 25, the entity’s election will be cancelled and the seating and/or filling of vacancies will proceed in accordance with the entity’s bylaws.
For more information, please contact The Woodlands Township at 281-210-3800.