The Woodlands 2017 Community Elections

All voting for the contested races for Residential Design Review Committees and Village Associations will take place at The Woodlands Township located at 2801 Technology Forest Boulevard.

Convenience Voting Monday, February 13 through Friday, February 17, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Election Day Voting
Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More Information
For more information regarding elections, please call The Woodlands Township at 281-210-3800.

The GMVA Board asked each of the people running for either the Residential Design Review Committee or the Grogan's Mill Village Association to send in a brief bio about themselves to help you get to know them. Below are the responses received (order from election filing):

RDRC: 5 Positions up for Election

M. Virginia Hill
Our family moved here in 1975 to be a part Mr Mitchell's vision. Our children and grandchildren have grown up here and I've earned my Masters Degree here. I had the opportunity to do a televised oral history interview with Mr. Mitchell in 2009 at his downtown offices. I originated, booked and supervised the 'Concert in the Park' music series in Nothshore Park for 14 years, where they still take place 33 years later! I know Grogans Mill Village intimately. We've lived in three different homes here and have walked or biked every street and path. Living in Grogans Mill, the oldest village, we can set an example to the newer villages of aging gracefully, respecting the old while embracing the new. As an RDRC representative that would be my goal. I would also like, as a GMVA representative, to find ways to create a closer community in our village

Alana Ashley (i)
Alana Ashley has lived in The Woodlands since April 1999 with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Master's Degree in Special Education with eight years combined teaching experience in Mississippi and Texas. Through her passion to serve others, Alana has volunteered in the children, student, and technical arts ministries of her church, and served as PTO President, treasurer, and on various PTO committees at her children's elementary and intermediate schools. Presently, Alana volunteers as a Pavilion Partner and with the Montgomery County Women's Center. With one child currently in college and two in high school, Alana, with the support of family and friends, has chosen to pursue a second career in real estate with Connect Realty located in The Woodlands. Highly organized with a competitive spirit, she works diligently to meet her clients' real estate needs. Alana is serving her third term on the Residential Design and Review Board for the Village of Grogan's Mill and is looking forward to continued service to her community.

Sharon de Marsais (i)
I am running for my 3rd term. I have almost 100% attendance for 2 years. I am an Interior Designer and was recognized Nationally for my last 3 years at Ethan Allen Global. I have facilitated faster response times for residents who submit paint color changes by suggesting similar approvable colors, so they can move forward with their projects! I have lived in GMV since 2007 and have former leadership experience in Houston serving as President of my HOA and the Museum District Business Alliance. I am devoted to serving residents in this way to maintain the vision of our Covenants but allowing some new trending design ideas to be approved!

Rex D. Campbell (i)

Edmund W. Chapman
Edmund ("Ned") W. Chapman - Dedicated to Service with a Record of Strong Results Edmund W. Chapman would use his experience to strongly advocate for the residents of Grogan's Mill if elected to the Grogan's Mill Village Association and the Grogan's Mill Residential Design Review Committee. In December 2016, on behalf of Grogan's Mill residents, Edmund successfully secured support from The Woodlands Township Board of Directors to address concerns related to construction issues. Edmund is a graduate of Norwich Military University (Northfield, VT) and Suffolk University Law School (Boston, MA). He and his wife Julie have raised three sons in The Woodlands (Dylan (23); Blair (18); and Banner (16)). Julie's mother (Norma) also lives in The Woodlands. Edmund and his boys are active in Boy Scouts (one Eagle Scout to go) and he is an usher at the United Methodist Church of The Woodlands. He has also previously been elected as a Town Meeting Member in Milton, MA; to the Board of Directors of the American School of Doha, Qatar (Middle East); and he has served on the Attorney General's Anti-Crime Task Force for the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.). Professionally, Edmund is employed by Exxon Mobil Corporation. He has also worked for the United States Department of Justice (Washington, D.C); and the Office of the Attorney General (Boston, MA).

Robert H. Leilich (i)
Bob Leilich is a retired consultant with 45 years of experience in transportation operations and financial management. Before retirement, he was founder and president of a consulting firm and a software development firm. He and his wife of 54 years have lived in The Woodlands for more than 10 years, where Bob has been very active in the community. He currently serves as President of MUD 1, a Director and Treasurer of the Grogan's Mill Village Association, and a member of the Grogan's Mill Residential Design Review Committee.

Vince Fredrick (i)

Curt Hammock
My name is Curt Hammock. I have lived in High Oaks for the past 17 years. I have been a business owner selling to the Automotive Industry for over 30 years. I am a Disabled Veteran, having served in Vietnam. On January 10, 2011 I was diagnosed with Lung and Neck cancer I was really bless to have survived. I am now retired, I'm 69. Over the last 17 years I have witnessed several changes here in Grogan's Mill, most good, some not so much. I want to serve and give back since the Woodlands has provided a wonderful life and sense of community. I have always been proud to call Grogan's Mill home and hope to have the opportunity to make my Village even better.

GMVA: 7 Positions up for Election
(Please also visit GMVA.org to learn more about current board members.)

Mike Tabbert
Mike Tabbert has been a resident of Grogan's Mill since 2007. He currently serves on the committee that organizes the year round Woodlands Farmer's Market hosted by the GMVA. Mike also serves on the Communication Committee and Scholarship Committee. He has served the Grogan's Mill community since 2015. Through the Farmer's Market as well as the Communications Committee, Mike works to reach out to the residents of Grogan's Mill through a variety of mediums including Newsletters, Facebook, Nextdoor and Twitter to name a few. He has worked to streamline the scholarship application process as well as ensure that as many of our students as possible have the opportunity to apply for the scholarships given out by the village association. In his spare time Mike enjoys photography, softball, and even some successful attempts at being handy around the house. If you are in the area and happen to see him outside snapping a few photos or walking one of his three rescue dogs, be sure to say hi!

Thomas M. Chumbley
Tom [Thomas M. Chumbley] has been on the GMVA Board since 2014 and serves as Secretary, is appointed to The Woodlands Law Enforcement Advisory Council and has actively worked to increase public safety in our community. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, a Master's degree in Public Administration, and considers himself a student of history, philosophy, current events, and issues of leadership. Beside his work on the Grogan's Mill Board, Tom has served his community in positions of public service, in various capacities, over many years, to include the: Army, County Executive's Office, City Economic and Community Development Department, state Emergency Management, and the SC Governor's Office. Recently, Tom has helped institute the Grogan's Mill Village Association Community Contributor Award and has goals for the Board's future he finds important to see accomplished.

M. Virginia Hill
Our family moved here in 1975 to be a part Mr Mitchell's vision. Our children and grandchildren have grown up here and I've earned my Masters Degree here. I had the opportunity to do a televised oral history interview with Mr. Mitchell in 2009 at his downtown offices. I originated, booked and supervised the 'Concert in the Park' music series in Nothshore Park for 14 years, where they still take place 33 years later! I know Grogans Mill Village intimately. We've lived in three different homes here and have walked or biked every street and path. Living in Grogans Mill, the oldest village, we can set an example to the newer villages of aging gracefully, respecting the old while embracing the new. As an RDRC representative that would be my goal. I would also like, as a GMVA representative, to find ways to create a closer community in our village

Sara Bissig
Sara has lived in Grogan's Mill for 23 years. She and her husband Jimmy have two daughters that grew up here and continued onto UT and TX State. She has been on the GMVA board since 2009. She is a graduate of Kent State University with degree in Criminal Justice & the owner of small local business - Go Green Eco Taxi. Sara is active on the Farmer's Market Committee as well as helps lead the Garden Tower Project with the community schools. She is an avid lover of nature and music.

Bruce E. Cunningham
Background: I have lived in The Woodlands for 29 years and have been a member of the GMVA since 2000. I have been President of the association for seven terms and currently serve as Vice- President. I have been instrumental in setting up the Farmers' Market, the VA's web page and newsletter, and other activities. I am currently President of MUD 6 and Aging In Place - The Woodlands.
Why: I believe in giving back to the community in which you live, in order to improve it as a place to live, to help improve home values and to gain the personal satisfaction of doing something useful and purposeful.

Edmund W. Chapman
Edmund ("Ned") W. Chapman - Dedicated to Service with a Record of Strong Results Edmund W. Chapman would use his experience to strongly advocate for the residents of Grogan's Mill if elected to the Grogan's Mill Village Association and the Grogan's Mill Residential Design Review Committee. In December 2016, on behalf of Grogan's Mill residents, Edmund successfully secured support from The Woodlands Township Board of Directors to address concerns related to construction issues. Edmund is a graduate of Norwich Military University (Northfield, VT) and Suffolk University Law School (Boston, MA). He and his wife Julie have raised three sons in The Woodlands (Dylan (23); Blair (18); and Banner (16)). Julie's mother (Norma) also lives in The Woodlands. Edmund and his boys are active in Boy Scouts (one Eagle Scout to go) and he is an usher at the United Methodist Church of The Woodlands. He has also previously been elected as a Town Meeting Member in Milton, MA; to the Board of Directors of the American School of Doha, Qatar (Middle East); and he has served on the Attorney General's Anti-Crime Task Force for the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.). Professionally, Edmund is employed by Exxon Mobil Corporation. He has also worked for the United States Department of Justice (Washington, D.C); and the Office of the Attorney General (Boston, MA).

Ronald C. Geedman

Jody Ronzio
My husband Joe and I have lived in The Woodlands for 20 years. We have raised three daughters who went through the Conroe School District and are graduates of Texas A&M. I taught in CISD for 16 years and retired three years ago. We are now enjoying the season of grand-parenting... and there's a reason they call it "grand". We have 6 beautiful grand babies who spoil us! I have had the opportunity to serve on GMVA for the past three years. It has been an honor to serve with others that love this village as much as I do. This is a group who works many hours behind the scenes to ensure the beauty, safety, and prosperity of Grogan's Mill. In the 20 years we have lived in The Woodlands, we have witnessed much change and growth.... always for the good of the community and its residents. I believe that change is healthy...as is perspective and vision. It is my hope as a representative for Grogan's Mill to maintain and promote George Mitchell's vision for this thriving community...live, work, play, and learn.

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