For 28 of the last 38 years, our HOA has benefitted from the volunteer leadership of two longtime Brookside residents – Owen Smith, President (Brooksider since 1982) and Sandy Boeck, Secretary (Brooksider since 1973). For nearly 30 years, they and others have volunteered countless hours working to protect the integrity of our community, which includes meeting with City leadership, chairing meetings, distributing information and supporting neighbors. In the process, they have selflessly endeavored to make Brookside the neighborhood it is today.
After almost 60 years of combined service, Owen and Sandy have decided to step down and an opportunity has arisen for new Brooksiders to take their places. Knowing their desire to seek new leadership, Treasurer Heather MacPherson and Vice President Sherrie Gillespie, will also step down so that a newly elected group of officers may enjoy a fresh start.
The most transparent way for this to happen is to have an open election that will give every Brookside resident the opportunity to participate in selecting these new members. The new Board will consist of five members: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Communications Director. The new Board will have the support of the current Board to help through the transition, and the new Board will have the responsibility to establish a more formal set of Objectives, Mission and Charter to serve the community.
If you or anyone you know feels that you would like to be part of the New Brookside Leadership and run for the Board, please submit your name, address and short biography (including how long you’ve lived in Brookside) to Sandy Boeck (email@example.com) by July 15, 2016. Candidate names and bios will be sent to the community after the July 15 deadline so everyone in the community will know who is running and you can then support the candidate of your choice. In early August we will arrange several public forums where candidates can share with the Brookside community their reasons for wanting to serve on the HOA. Elections will be held by in early September.
Brookside is a jewel in the LA neighborhood system, built on the wonderful volunteer spirit of our residents, and now we must carry on that great tradition. We invite you to join the effort to ensure this neighborhood continues to flourish and prosper!
The Brookside HOA
HOA Election 2016 poster