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Annual Meeting Welcomes New Leaders to HCCA Board of Directors

03/23/2024 1:10 PM | Christina Maggi (Administrator)
At the March 12th annual meeting of the community association, Michelle Decker and Steve Scholl were elected to the board and re-elected incumbents included Bruce Black, Barber Melton, Renate Rikkers, Christina Maggi and Chris Pelly. See board member bios. Chosen as officers for 2024 were Bruce Black, Treasurer, Steve Scholl, Secretary, Christina Maggi, Vice President and Chris Pelly, President.

Highlights from 2023 were reviewed including: 
– Installation of a Little Free Library at Spruce Hill Apartments
– Installation of a kiosk at Masters Park
– Installation of a new ‘Welcome to Haw Creek’ sign at the Crockett Road entrance
– Launch of the Haw Creek Park Greenway campaign
– Leadership of the community response to the 767 NHC development project
– Multiple public programs including the first-ever Haw Creek Heritage Festival, Living with Black Bears program, Chili Cook Off, Game Days, yard sales, and park cleanups
– Organizational improvements such as standing committees, the website, expansion of social media and membership growth

Plans for 2024 were discussed including:
– Landscaping around the new welcome sign
– The first-ever Haw Creek 5K run/walk set for April 20th
– Plans to complete the Haw Creek Park Greenway campaign
– Continued community advocacy on the 767 development project
– Many new events related to gardening, community-led hikes, and more

Attendees were encouraged to join any of the four committees that manage much of the association’s day-to-day work. The four committees and their leaders are:
– Clean & Green Committee – Chair, Storms Reback
– Community Outreach Committee – Chair, Michelle Decker
– Sidewalk, Greenways & Pedestrian Safety Comm. – Chair, Chris Pelly
– Communications & Development Committee – Chair, Liz Polfus

The meeting, attended by 75 residents, closed with a dessert social.

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