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Voting in Harper’s Choice Has Been Extended

We did not meet quorum on Saturday, April 23. As such, we do not have a valid election. We have extended voting until 5:00 pm on Friday, May 6, to give those who did not vote the opportunity to do so. On Tuesday, May 10, we will continue the Annual Meeting virtually, where the election will be concluded. At the Continued Annual Meeting, the members present either in person or by proxy, shall constitute a quorum and may approve the election of the Columbia Council Representative and may approve or authorize any action which could have been taken had a sufficient number of members been present in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting.

For information on attending that meeting, please see below.

If you want to vote, but no longer have your ballot, you can come to Kahler Hall to pick one up or you can vote electronically. For the latter, please send an email to manager@harperschoice.org with your name and street address and a voting code will be emailed back to you.

WHO MAY VOTE

Owners or renters in good standing with property in Harper’s Choice may vote. Residents with an outstanding cov­enant violation are prohibited from voting. Check with the Covenant Advisor to make sure your property is in com­pliance with the Harper’s Choice Covenants. Only one vote is permitted for each property. In the case of a rental property, both owner and tenant may cast a ballot (tenants must have a lease on file with the Association in order to vote).

COLUMBIA COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS

Ashley Vaughan

I’ve been serving as the Council Representative since October 2021 and want your vote to serve again. As Columbia Association makes decisions that impact our entire community, I’ll continue to prioritize outcomes that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Affordability and accessibility are key factors for Columbia to be truly inclusive. I’m working to expand our Minority Business Enterprise program, which establishes procurement goals with minority-owned, women-owned, and disabled-owned businesses. Sustainable, climate-conscious solutions are required as we replace and develop our amenities. I’m well-versed in the history and vision of Columbia as a 26-year resident and former employee of CA. As a founding member of CA’s Millennial Advisory Committee, I worked to improve CA’s community engagement, communication, and transparency and have continued to do so on the board. I’m passionate about contributing to our diverse, growing community and know that my unique experience and knowledge are ideal for this role.

Alan A. Klein

Jim Rouse created Columbia on principles of social and economic justice. CA is best positioned to provide leadership around those principles. First elected in 2014, I have been privileged to represent you on the CA Board. While much was accomplished, much remains to be done.

CA has placed too much emphasis on its own corporate interests rather than those of residents. I worked hard to increase transparency, be more responsible with your assessment dollars, and provide leadership in these challenging times.

Returning Symphony Woods to CA control – your control – is a top priority of mine.

My advocacy for you has sometimes been met with resistance from those in power. Changing the status quo is never easy. Please support me as your CA rep so we can continue to work together to protect our precious open space and recreational facilities and further our vision for a diverse and inclusive Columbia.


Instructions for Joining the HCCA Continuation of Annual Meeting, followed by the Organizational and Board Meeting:


Tue, May 10, 2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.

(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

– One-touch: tel:+18722403412,,488173141#

Access Code: 488-173-141

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