March 13 Deadline to File for LPA Board Election
By Susan Thompson
The deadline to file nomination papers for the 2018 election for a seat on the Lake Panorama Association board of directors is March 13.
The board consists of seven members. Board terms are three years, and members are allowed to serve two consecutive terms. Terms are staggered so the number of seats on the annual ballot varies each year.
For 2018, there will be two seats on the ballot. Mindy Larsen Poldberg and Charles Schnack both will be completing their sixth year on the board and are ineligible to run for re-election in 2018. Both Poldberg and Schnack were elected at the 2012 and 2015 annual meetings.
Nomination papers are available at the LPA office, or will be emailed on request. Candidates must collect a minimum of 18 signatures, representing 18 separate active memberships.
Along with the nomination form, candidates are asked to submit a signed statement of willingness to serve, and a 100-word statement of qualifications. Also needed is a signed conflict-of-interest form listing any businesses or financial interests the candidate has with the LPA. These items will be included in the ballot mailing.
A mailing that includes the ballot, numbered envelope and the official announcement of the May 12 annual meeting will be sent in April. LPA members must return their completed ballot in the numbered envelope. Members are urged to return their ballots in advance of the annual meeting to speed up the tabulation process, although ballots also can be brought to the annual meeting.
Board meetings are generally held the fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning with open forum at 5 p.m., although the day and time sometimes is adjusted. The board does not meet in January or February, unless a special meeting is necessary.
Anyone with questions about the board election process, or details of serving on the LPA board, can contact the LPA office at 641-755-2301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.