Every year half of Westchase villages elect their Voting Member (VM) and alternates, which serve two-year terms. If you live in Castleford, Brentford, Radcliffe, Bennington, Chelmsford, Glenfield, the Single Family Homes of West Park Village, Village Green, Stockbridge or Kingsford, your neighborhood election is this December.
What does that mean?
Serving as your neighborhood’s VM or alternate is a great way to help and represent your neighbors while allowing you to get to know how your HOA works and meeting some great people. All residents are encouraged to step forward and run to serve as your neighborhood VM or alternate to ensure your neighbors have a voice. Many VMs have served a number of years and would welcome the chance to share their responsibilities with someone new. To ensure your name is included on your neighborhood ballot, please reach out to Charlotte Adams at the WCA office at
email@example.com or call (813) 926-6404. She needs to hear from all who wish to have their names included by Oct. 8.
VMs elect the board of directors and they oversee all changes to Westchase’s rules (This upcoming year will see an extensive review and amending process, allowing you to have an impact on Westchase’s deed restrictions). VMs generally meet only once monthly for an hour or two on the first Tuesday of the month beginning at 7 p.m.
If you don’t want to run, your participation is still needed in your neighborhood election is this year. This fall you will receive a ballot or information on how to cast it electronically. Please take a few minutes to fill it out to ensure a quorum. You can also attend your neighborhood meeting (listed below). There you’ll likely meet the candidates and be able to share any thoughts, praise or concerns you have. They last only 30 minutes.
Neighborhood Annual Meetings
December 1, 2021
Castleford @ 5 p.m.- WCA Office (10049 Parley Dr.)
Brentford @ 5:30 p.m.- WCA Office (10049 Parley Dr.)
Radcliffe @ 6 p.m.- WCA Office (10049 Parley Dr.)
December 2, 2021
Bennington @ 5 p.m.- WCA Office (10049 Parley Dr.)
Chelmsford @ 5 p.m.- WCA Office (10049 Parley Dr.)
Glenfield @ 6 p.m.- WCA Office (10049 Parley Dr.)
December 8, 2021
Single Family Homes of West Park Village @ 5 p.m.- WCA Office (10049 Parley Dr.)
Village Green @ 5:30 p.m.- WCA Office (10049 Parley Dr.)
December 15, 2021
Stockbridge @ 5 p.m.- WCA Office (10049 Parley Dr.)
Kingsford @ 5:30 p.m.- WCA Office (10049 Parley Dr.)
By Chris Barrett, Publisher