2016 Board Of Directors Elections
Call for Board of Director’s Nominations
The Board of Directors will have (3) three open seats in April 2016. A key business item on the annual meeting agenda is the election of new Board members. If you are a Homeowner who would like to serve your community, or know of another Homeowner who would make a good director please submit the following by February 19, 2016. Nominations received by this date will be published in the April 2016 newsletter and on the website. Any nominations received after February 19, 2016 will be posted on the website, but will not make the deadline for the Newsletter or the Ballot printing.
- Candidates Full Name
- Home Address
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Short Bio (no more than 300 words)
- Photo Image (jpeg) or if you wish you can drop by the community center and we will take the picture for you.
The information should be delivered to the following:
Chair, Villages of Westcreek Owners Association Nomination Committee
12395 Military Drive West
San Antonio, TX 78253
- Nominations can be made at any time up to and including the call for nominations from the floor at the Annual Meeting on April 21, 2016.
- Nominations received after February 19, 2016 will be published on the website, however will not make the printing deadline for the newsletter and the Ballot.
- To be elected the candidate must be a Homeowner of the Villages of Westcreek.
Nominees For the 2016 Board Of Directors:
I have been a neighbor in THE OAKS community of Westcreek since September 2015. My family and I are excited to call Westcreek our home. Having been in the US Navy for 20 years it was as honor to serve our nation. Now, as that chapter closes my wish is to continue my servant leadership in opportunities to benefit my local community. It takes a village to raise children in this new era and Westcreek has all the right parts to make it happen. The value of community is one that is deteriorating in America as we put aside our interpersonal relationships in pursuit of our many endeavors; unfortunately it is one of our most important values. Coming from a rural upbringing in Virginia where everyone knew everyone, to living in apartments where neighbors never said “Hello” has created a longing in me for a quality family centric neighborhood. Choosing Westcreek has been one of the best decisions of our lives. People are at the foundation of every organization confirming my belief that community must be a clear focus. I also believe creating a great community is a treasure for our neighbors as they respite from their labors we can create an equally healthy work/life balance and fulfillment in our community. I am a critical thinker; thoroughly analyzing all data and working with others to effectively solve problems saving time and money while meeting the needs of the community. I am level headed and give honest assessments. I am an active listener; I strive for clear, complete and mutual understandings in all I do. I appreciate my neighbors and look forward to serving you all on the HOA board by making positive changes in your desired directions to keep Westcreek one of the premier neighborhoods in San Antonio.
Reggie Harmon has been a resident of The Villages of Westcreek (The Reserve) since 2010. What drew Reggie and his family to Westcreek besides the home itself was the atmosphere and feel of the community. Seeing how active the community, from jogging down Military drive to the kids playing at the park, the community stood out as one of the best in San Antonio. Although there have been many great changes made to the community, continuing that will take a collaborative effort. As a volunteer on the board Reggie plans on continuing to support the positive changes that are being made and to foster and build on a new ideas along with creating positive relationships and interactions with all residents as well as being a listening ear and powerful voice for Westcreek residents.
Ryan D. Haskins, Sr.
- Born and raised in Washington State
- Have served in the Air Force since 1999
- Moved to Westcreek in 2013
- Happily married for 15 years and raising 4 kids
- Earned a Masters in Information Systems and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix Online
- Hobbies include reading, traveling, running and team sports
- Active member of the Sports and Sports Park Committee
- WVOA Youth Soccer Coach for the past 3 seasons
- Enjoying the community and looking forward to making it even better
- Priorities as a board member will be controlling spending, improving the bathroom situation at the park and expanding the sports programs
Amongst my accomplishments, I have continuously fought to implement cost cutting measures and promote total transparency to our nearly $1.2M budget. Thinking outside the box I have pushed to implement ideas from small to large such as projector use during HOA meeting for attendees, I rejected the annual catered picnic costing nearly $18K (for less than 50% of the residents) replacing it with a fair type festival combining events and saving over $8K (while doubling attendance)!. I led the push to negotiate refinancing the S1.7M construction loan saving home owners in excess of $580K. I have promoted projects to include tot lot improvements such as adding a mini football field and basketball court, installing LED lighting in the park, building rather than buying benches for our sports fields, renovating the park pavilion, adding new pavilions, renovating existing bathrooms (rather than build new ones at a cost of over $100K). I advocated against the conversion of our tennis courts to basketball courts, I fought to reduce fraud, waste and abuse by performing audits, identifying other improved accounting methods and cost cutting measures. I have pushed for reduction of staff, preventing habitual 3% pay raises and no longer offering flat, year-end bonuses (which have exceeded $13K over) and created a “bonus for performance” plan rewarding employees for cost saving ideas.
I need your support to complete the unfinished business which I feel can be accomplished with the right people on the Board. This business includes renovating our common areas, enhancing entrances, fencing, developing unutilized common areas and most importantly, improving fiscal responsibility to prevent further increases of Home Owner’s Association dues.
My name is Guy Oliver and I have lived in the Villages of Westcreek since 2004. I am fortunate to live with my wife, daughter and two grandsons. Before moving to San Antonio, I resided in Washington State, and was employed by the City of Redmond where I managed multimillion dollar projects and gained insight on the needs of communities.
Since 2004, I have served our community with the goal of making us a family centered community by adding/improving amenities, common areas, and programs while preserving/enhancing property values.
Committees I have served on include the Bylaws Revision, Sports Park, Sports, Budget, Ad-hoc Fence, Communication, Strategic Planning, Election Committees, and Standards Revision Committee. During the past 2 years, I have had the honor of serving on the Board of Directors as your “Secretary”.
Some of the accomplishments that I have played an active part in include:
- Upgrading the VWOA website
- Replacement of playground equipment;
- Adding a new handicap and stroller accessible sidewalk around the children’s play area;
- Adding a fall and spring festivals and Santa in the Park;
- Platted the Sports Park for future improvements;
- Resurfaced the basketball and tennis courts;
- Established an ad hoc fence committee to address the fences on major streets; and
- Repairing of the pool decking at the Community Center;
In the coming year, we will see additional improvements to the Sports Park to include the building an additional restroom facility, repaving the parking lot, upgrading the picnic tables, benches and exercise equipment.
That being said, I would appreciate your vote and if re-elected, I will continue to exercise fiscal responsibility while working to improve the facilities and programs offered to our homeowners. Please come to the Board meetings and see what is going on and give the Board your input.