As stated in the notice which went out with the dues invoices, our annual meeting will be held May 16 at 7:00 pm at the Haverford Township Community Recreation and Environmental Center, 9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford, PA 19041. The Center is located across from the ball fields just beyond the Haverford Reserve and Athertyn.
As usual, two of the six Board of Directors’ positions will be up for election this year. I (Ken Levin) will be running for re-election, but Frank Wesner, after long and valuable service to the community, will not be running. In response to the request in our Spring Update sent on April 10, 2017, Eileen Hessman, who lives on Countryview Drive, also submitted a petition to run for the Board.
The biographies of the two candidates who have submitted petitions to run for the Board are as follows:
Eileen has lived in Fox Fields since 1986. She previously lived in Rosemont where she raised her family. Before marrying, she worked as a Job Placement Counselor for the US Department of Labor, and taught English Literature at The International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo, Japan. Eileen traveled extensively throughout Southeast Asia and the Mid East, gaining knowledge of different cultures. She has been involved in civic and nonprofit activities in Philadelphia and the Main Line.
Eileen owns and manages a condominium in Bryn Mawr and has been involved with its Board of Directors. She has seen the evolution of the Board from frequent turnovers to steady professional leadership, turning the property into a more desirable place to live. She values the continuity, competence, and institutional memory she has seen developing there.
Eileen hopes she can bring her experience with the condominium board to the Fox Fields Association board. She is grateful for the way the open spaces and entrances have been enhanced by vigilance to maintenance without excessive expense to the members. She sees the homeowners’ organization continuing to keep the common areas attractive with contained costs. Eileen hopes to build community among our diverse neighbors.
Eileen has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Honors from Chestnut Hill College and a Master’s degree in English Literature and Criticism from Catholic University. She also did post graduate studies in Business at Villanova University.
Ken has lived in Fox Fields since 1982 and was first elected to the Board of Directors of the Association in approximately 1985. He is an attorney, who practices construction law, and retired in December 2016 after 32 years as a partner in a national law firm. He presently works in-house as Senior Counsel to a major global engineering firm.
For Fox Fields, among other things, Ken administered the pre-qualification / competitive bidding process which led to our relationship with our current landscaping contractor, which enables us to have the highest quality landscape maintenance and lowest annual dues of any of our neighboring homeowners’ associations. He also set up the invoicing and collection monitoring process which has supported 99% plus collections over the last 25 plus years, which has also helped to keep the per member dues as low as they have been.
Ken’s main goals for Fox Fields are: (1) to insure the continued first quality maintenance of the Open Space to assure the enjoyment of the Open Space by the Members and maintain property values; (2) to keep Member dues at reasonable levels; and (3) work toward a smooth transition of the management of the Association to a next generation of Board members.
We will be sending ballots via electionbuddy.com later today to solicit your votes for the Board election. We request that you to submit your vote as soon as possible.
We are utilizing electronic voting via electionbuddy.com so as to ensure broad participation in the voting by the entire membership. (Typically, only about 10 – 20 % of the membership attend our meetings in person and we recognize you have other commitments which may make attendance inconvenient.)
To insure the integrity of the election, we can only send one ballot per lot. If you do not receive a ballot from electionbuddy.com by Wednesday, May 10, 2017, please check whether your spouse or co-owner has received one. Please also check your spam folder if you do not see the ballots in your inbox. If you still cannot find a ballot, please contact us at email@example.com.
Board of Directors
Fox Fields Association, Inc.