Search Committee to Host Candidate Information Meeting

A committee tasked with selecting qualified candidates for the upcoming Ocean Pines Board of Directors election will soon host an informative meeting for prospective candidates.

The Candidate Information Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the East Room of the Ocean Pines Community Center, located at 235 Ocean Parkway. The meeting aims to outline the function of the Search Committee and responsibilities of Board members, describe the qualifications of the candidates, and receive input from attendees about finding interested candidates.

The Ocean Pines Association is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors that is elected by the lot owners who make up membership in the homeowners association. Three seats are up for election this year when the terms of Cheryl Jacobs, Tom Herrick and Ted Moroney expire.

To be eligible a candidate must be the owner of record of property in Ocean Pines as of January 1 of this year, eligible to vote as of May 15 and have completed and submitted an application to the Search Committee or Administration Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2018.

An application form can be found online at www.oceanpines.org or obtained from a Search Committee member or from the Administration Office at 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. Office hours at the Administration Building are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays starting April 28.

The Board of Directors is a legislative policy-setting body of the Ocean Pines community. Board members do not receive monetary compensation for their service. They serve three-year terms on a staggered basis and cannot seek reelection after serving two consecutive terms. A Board member who misses three consecutive regular meetings is subject to removal for cause.

Potential candidates interested in further information may contact the following individuals on the Search Committee: Chairperson Ken Koroknay at 301-641-5689 or ken.koroknay@outlook.com, Tom Piatti at 410-302-0558 or tompiatti@aol.com, Cathy Gallagher at 570-956-4721 or csgallagher1@aol.com, or Peggy Turner at 443-794-1304 or peggyjturner@gmail.com.

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