Thursday, July 22, is the CHCA Annual Membership Meeting, in person, and the deadline for voting on new members of the board.
Thursday, July 22, is the CHCA Annual Membership Meeting and the deadline for voting on new members of the board.
This year shows a higher level of community involvement and a wider range of views among the nominees. Last year, eight candidates ran unopposed. This year, there are 16 candidates for nine seats. There are 26 seats total, including institutional members.
Zoning and development has been a strong incentive for many of the new candidates, as the normal issues about preserving the Chestnut Hill style has been magnified by the rising real estate prices, and incentives for developers, over the months of the pandemic.
CHCA members were sent a link to vote electronically, and there is a form to download at chestnuthill.org. The form can be returned via mail to the CHCA at 8434 Germantown Avenue, scanning and emailing, or in person at the Annual Members Meeting, 6 p.m. July 22 at St. Martin-of-the-Field, 8000 St. Martin's Lane.
Any CHCA member with a valid membership through the end of June 2021 is eligible to vote. This means new members must have joined by June 30 in order to vote. Members of the same household must vote on separate forms.
In a statement from CHCA President Kathi Clayton, she said ”It is the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s responsibility to serve the entirety of our community and promote inclusion and equity, a role, along with that of the convening Registered Community Organization (RCO) in Chestnut Hill, we take very seriously. With that in mind, I recommend voters look at all candidates as individuals and consider the value of diversity of ideas and approaches as we continue to work toward our mission of: Growing a Stronger Community Together.”
See candidates bios at chestnuthill.org
Download a ballot (PDF)