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CDD Board Sees Election of Two Supervisors

The Nov. 6 General Election did more than elect a governor, senator and county commissioners.

Without an actual election, it formally established  the occupants of two of five seats on the Westchase Community Development District.

The seats of former CDD Supervisor Barbara Griffith and Supervisor Greg Chesney were on the ballot. Chesney, a resident of The Bridges and the longest serving supervisor on the board, was automatically reelected to new four-year term on the district when no one filed to run against him by the June deadline.

Meanwhile, Griffith elected not to run again. Kingsford’s Forrest Baumhover, a former director on the Westchase Community Association (WCA) Board of Directors and Kingsford’s VM, was also automatically elected to Griffith’s seat when no one else filed to run for it.

Responding to his automatic election, Chesney said, “I’m proud to serve the Westchase community. Whether it’s starting a Scout troop or serving on one of our many boards, I encourage everyone to get involved.”

As for his goals, Chesney stated, “During my time on the board, I have continuously advocated, cost effectively, improving the infrastructure available. I want to keep this up. We are exploring the creation of our own nursery, the development of a community garden and adding to our recreation facilities.”

Asked for his reaction to his election and his goals, Baumhover stated, “ I would say that I’m honored to serve on the board of Westchase CDD supervisors, on behalf of our community.  My priority is simply to keep myself as informed as possible about the pertinent issues, and to work in an open, collaborative manner to add long-term value to the Westchase community and its residents.”

By Chris Barrett, Publisher

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