2019 ANNOUNCED CANDIDATES BIOS
I am a 22-year veteran of the Air Force, retiring in December of 1998. My wife Rhonda and I have lived in Westcreek since 1997, where we raised two children who now have families of their own and have given us three grandchildren. I served on the VWOA Board of Directors several times since 2000 in all Officer positions. I served on the Board that built the pavilion in the park and planned, funded, and initiated action on the community center. We purchased the 25 acres that the community center sits on even before the bridge was built.
My objectives continue to ensure fiscal responsibility, increase property values and maintain transparency in all association business and meetings. I believe in a strong financial strategy and hard work that has accounted for many new additions to the community, including but not limited to: new playground equipment for the tot lot; refurbishment of the sports fields and increased lighting throughout the park; upgrade and maintenance of the major street fences and monuments; a new monument in the clock tower; opening the pool for adult accompanied swim for longer hours as well as more days during the summer; park monitors on duty to ensure the facilities are maintained and available to members when they want/need them; and much, much more.
Hopefully you have enjoyed these upgrades and agree with us when we say “Westcreek is a great place to live.” I continue to believe that communications and openness in all actions of the Board and staff are vital to maintaining and improving the trust of the homeowners in those that manage our community. I played a key role in opening all meetings to the homeowners, requiring minutes from all committees, and ensuring greater detail was included in those minutes. I hope to continue to work toward a high degree of customer service, transparency, and professionalism in all our dealings. This includes all forms of communications, whether it be telephone, email, meetings, or even one-on-one. In addition, those elected as our representatives as well as our staff should be held accountable to do the Association’s business in the light of day and with a high degree of fiduciary responsibility and personal integrity. The ability to manage a budget within our available resources is one of our highest, if not the highest, priority. Finally, security of our families, our property, and our community as a whole is also very high on our agenda. Bottom line: Westcreek has always been a great place to live. If we inform and involve the homeowners in our decisions, do our business in the open, make sound budget decisions, and work together to keep our community safe, we will make this an even greater place to live.
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Roger is a native of Edison, New Jersey and enlisted in the U.S. Army on 19 November 2000. He currently serves in the rank of Master Sergeant for the MEDCOM Office of the Staff Judge Advocate on Fort Sam Houston, Texas as the Chief Paralegal NCO. He has been assigned to and lived in a variety of locations to include: Fort Drum, New York; Fort Stewart, Georgia; Clarksville, Tennessee; Fort Rucker, Alabama; and South Korea. He has also served two combat tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq.
Roger and his family moved to San Antonio in June 2018.He is married to his wife, Jeaustine Larson and they have three sons and two dogs. His children currently attend school in the NISD (Ott Elementary, Luna Middle, and Brennan High School) and his wife works as a day care aide in the local area. Roger also volunteers as a Watch D.O.G. at Ott Elementary School on occasion and as his schedule permits.
Roger will be retiring from Active Duty within the next year. He and his family have decided to make San Antonio home and look forward to being further involved in the community. Roger is ready, willing, and able to become a member of the Board of Directors so that he can do his part and help improve the community for all.
Hi, neighbors. My name is Dan Schafer, and I was previously selected to fill the open position with the VWOA Board of Directors until the next election. I’ve been in this position for a short time and believe I can help our community by continuing to serve on the Board. Therefore I am running for a position on the Board of Directors.
I worked for 3M Company for 11 years starting in a blue-collar manufacturing job and working into various management position before moving from Minnesota to Villages of Westcreek to attend law school 16 years ago. I’ve been a licensed attorney for 13 years and have a law firm that focuses primarily on contract litigation. I’m hoping to use that experience to help serve our community.
My wife, three children, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren live in Villages of Westcreek. I have an interest in our community being the best it can be now and in the future. If I am elected to the Board of Directors I will support the current efforts to improve security and safety as well as support an expansion of the community sports and events that help us connect and get to know our neighbors of all age groups. I think it is important that the Board of Directors makes wise choices that improve quality of life for everyone in our community and at the same time increase the value of our members’ properties. Thank you for considering casting your vote for me.