With 23 vacant delegate seats, the Highlands Ranch Community Association is issuing a call for community involvement at the advisory level.
“The delegate body represents the homeowners of Highlands Ranch, and they play an important role in the HRCA and in the overall community,” said board chairman Scott Lemmon. “We really want to encourage homeowners to volunteer for the vacant districts so the delegate body has a full voice.”
There are 93 delegate seats that represent individual districts within the HRCA, serving as an advisory board to the community’s board of directors. The open districts range in size from 77 lots up to 1,290.
Lemmon and HRCA CEO Jerry Flannery agree that the chance to serve is an opportunity for homeowners to learn more about their community as well as Douglas County matters in general, and the time commitment is a minimal one.
Delegates are required to attend one evening meeting a month on the third Tuesday, and Flannery said they aren’t expected to put in more than a few hours beyond that, familiarizing themselves with the topics that will be addressed at the meetings.
“Delegates make for a good sounding board to discuss the issues of where we want to take certain recreational opportunities and programs,” Flannery said. “I’ve certainly seen the value in adding varying perspectives to the discussion. There’s a real benefit to it.
“We are looking for conscientious individuals who want to give back and want to do it in such a way that it is a good representation of the community. It’s community in the truest sense of the word. When individuals are involved and engaged, they can provide feedback from around the community and make this a stronger community.”
To learn more about delegate responsibilities, as outlined in the community declarations, visit www.hrcaonline.org and follow the “HRCA Info” tab on the left to “Leadership” and click on “District Delegates” in the menu on the far left.
If you are interested in applying for an open seat, please contact Flannery’s office at 303-471-8801. Typically elections for delegates take place in April, but with the amount of vacancies, Flannery said, the board is interested in getting seats filled now.