Upcoming Board of Directors Election Information
The SOA Class A Nominating Committee received seven (7) applications for the upcoming Board of Directors election and is pleased to announce that all seven applicants have been placed into nomination. (Click on name below to view application.)
Ballots and completed Candidate Questionnaires will be sent to the Advisory Board members the first week of September. The ballots will be tallied at the October 19 Advisory Board meeting.
The election is being held to fill the two upcoming Class A (residential) vacancies as Ralph Abraham and Don Crane complete their terms December 31, 2018. There will be no Class B (commercial) election this year as the current seats do not expire.
Board of Directors General Information
The SOA Board of Directors is made up of 6 homeowner representatives (Class A), 2 commercial representatives (Class B) and 1 declarant representative. The Board meets monthly with most meetings being held in the SOA Main Conference Room. You can view all meeting dates by going to the Calendar page under the Community menu above. Agendas are posted 48 hours prior to the meeting date and can be found on the same link and on the home page.
In addition to attending the monthly Board meetings, Directors are also asked to chair or participate in at least one of the SOA Committees. Details on the Committee structure and responsibilities can be found on the Committees page under the Community menu.
Applications to run for the SOA Board are available in July and the election is held in October at the SOA Advisory Board Meeting. The president of each Neighborhood Association receives and casts the ballot for their respective neighborhood. Should you have any questions regarding the election process, please feel free to contact our office at (850) 424-5955.
If you would like to contact an SOA Board member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your concerns/questions will be forwarded accordingly.
In addition to the SOA Board of Directors and committees, there is an Advisory Board that consists of the President of each Neighborhood Association or an alternate representative from their Board. The SOA usually holds two Advisory Board meetings a year, one in February and one in October, with the October meeting being considered the Annual meeting in which the Board of Directors election is held. The Advisory Board Members are responsible and authorized to cast the ballot for the SOA Board of Directors election as well as vote on other actions as proposed to the membership in accordance with the SOA governing documents, such as amendments to the documents. A full operations update from the SOA Board and Management is provided at the Advisory Board meetings, which includes the audited financial statements and/or the budget for the following calendar year. The President’s are asked to share the information with their individual association members and the presentations are also available on our website following the meetings. Minutes to these meetings can be viewed on this site under the Homeowner Menu, Meeting Minutes page. In accordance with FL Statute, the meetings are open to all members of the association; however, only the President (or appointed represented from the HOA/COA) is authorized to sign in on behalf of the neighborhood and participate in the meeting.