Thank you for your question Tien, the following are my thoughts as of today on the candidates running for our board of directors and my reasons for my recommendations.
Forrest Fetherolf: recommend a YES vote
I don’t believe anyone can deny that Forrest is one of the most helpful residents in Anthem, I have never heard of anyone who has asked him for assistance that he said no to. Forrest has a large vested interest in our community since he has quite a few properties here, therefor, as a board member, he will be very cost conscious of items presented to the board. In addition, as a contractor he will have knowledge most of us do not have when bids for many types of work are submitted.
I have known Forrest for many years and believe he would make a superb director..
Steve Anderson: recommend a YES vote
As our current president of the board I have written quite a few times asking Steve questions as I did over the years with many of our other board members. Steve is the only one so far that took the time to reply to me within one or two days with a fully detailed response.
I’m not saying that I agree with all the decisions that the board has made, however in my opinion communication between the board, especially the president and residents is essential. I suggested reinstating the Town Hall meetings and do appreciate the fact that they did. Several board members initially agreed with my thoughts (just before I resigned from the board) on why the current attorney needed to be replaced, although they asked for submissions from HOA attorneys, in the end they stayed with Adam Clarkson… I was not pleased with that.
David G. Meredith: A YES vote
I had the opportunity to sit down with David Meredith and was very impressed with his background and his involvement within SCA in the 19 years he has lived here, currently he is vice-chair of the Community Lifestyles Committee.
David is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University in the field of Mechanical Engineering, and also has an MBA from Colorado State. He is an army veteran, and an active member of several clubs including hiking, silver foxes, rock and roll dance, pickle-ball and the singles club.
David also has some interesting ideas for the coming restaurant, be sure to ask him about that at the “meet and greets” during the election campaign.
Gregory E. Swenson:
I don’t know Gregory and will have to wait for the bios and the information the candidates give us to give my thoughts on him.
Although Wendy has had the professional background that would assist anyone in becoming a great director, I found her to be anything but a “team player” while I was on the board. It might have been because she had worked in a management capacity in her prior HOA life, but I found that she seemed to believe she didn’t have to follow the rules in several instances and one in particular, (which I really don’t want to rehash now), led to a long drawn-out mess concerning accusations of racism etc. aimed at me from the president of one of SCA’s clubs. Wendy has been rude to residents, and seems to feel she is an expert on everything HOA. I will not be voting for this incumbent under any circumstances.