THE WOODLANDS, TX – While billboards and banner ads are already appearing across the region for the March primary elections for county, district and state offices, Woodlands Township is holding elections closer to the calendar.

Nominations for the February village association and committee elections are about to begin

More than 100 positions will open in February for people qualified to sit on Woodlands Residential Design Review Committees and Village Associations. The filing of all these positions will begin this Thursday, December 30 and will end on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5 p.m.

As the leader of the region’s largest trade organization, JJ Hollie, President and CEO of the Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, is keenly aware of the caliber of people who should apply for these open positions.

“While these more local and community-based elections may not have the global gravity of a presidential or midterm election, they still have a huge impact on our township,” Hollie said. “All of these open positions are voluntary, so it is essential that qualified people who are passionate about the common good of society apply.”

Positions to be filled include Residential Design Committees from all villages in The Woodlands – Alden Bridge, Cochran’s Crossing, College Park, Creekside Park, Grogan’s Mill, Indian Springs, Panther Creek and Sterling Ridge. For each village, committees of up to five members elected by residents serve to facilitate property improvements for their peers. Elected for a one-year term, residents devote several hours each month to reviewing requests from neighbors for improvements to their property. It should be noted that due to its geographic configuration Indian Springs has two committees.

In addition, the posts of village association officials are on the ballot for the February elections.

“Each of the villages in our township has a civic association that facilitates activities specific to their village,” Hollie said. | Each village will have officer and / or zone representative positions open for this election. While the duties of officers may vary depending on the specific position and / or village, all villages are looking for enthusiastic residents who wish to offer their service and leadership to their closest neighbors in Woodlands.

The following village association positions are to be filled:

Alden Bridge Village Association
• 9 At-Large zone representatives (two-year term)

Cochran Crossing Village Association
• 18 At-Large zone representatives (one year term)

College Park Village Association
• Vice-president (two-year term)
• Treasurer (two-year term)
• 9 At-Large zone representatives (one year mandate)

Creekside Park Village Association
• Vice-president (two-year term)
• Treasurer (two-year term)
• Co-chair of events (two-year term)
• 10 At-Large zone representatives (one year term)

Grogan mill village association
• 8 At-Large zone representatives (two-year term)

Indian Springs Village Association
• Vice-president (two-year term)
• Treasurer (two-year term)
• 7 At-Large zone representatives (two-year term)

Panther Creek Village Association
• 9 At-Large zone representatives (two-year term)

Sterling Ridge Village Association
• 7 At-Large village directors (two-year term)

Voting day for these positions – the Home Design Review Boards and Village Associations – will be on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Woodlands Town Hall, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd. The polling stations will be open that day from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition, there will be an early “convenience” vote from Monday February 14 to 18 at the same location from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Although the deadline for submitting January 20 for these positions is firm, applicants who are interested in running but do not submit by the deadline will only be able to present themselves as a candidate in writing if they are submitting as as such before 5 p.m. on Wednesday January. 26, 2022. In addition, all uncontested races – on this same date and time – will be canceled and the allocation of seats and / or the filling of vacancies will take place in accordance with the statutes of the entity.

“Deposit forms can be obtained online at our website, from village association presidents or at Woodlands Township town hall during regular office hours,” Hollie said. “The jurisdictions for these positions may be small, but the responsibilities are enormous. The courageous people who come forward for these offices will face scrutiny and criticism, but they know they will do whatever they can to improve their villages.

The depot is open to residents and owners of The Woodlands, aged 18 and over. Positions require residence and / or land ownership in specific villages and those interested should refer to the appropriate statutes and commitments for eligibility requirements. For more information, visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.