Board of Directors Meetings
The Board holds two regularly scheduled meetings a month:
The Board Workshop, an introduction to topics on the agenda, is usually held the second Friday of the month.
The Board votes on the items the following Wednesday at the Monthly Meeting.
Meetings can be watched live online with the zoom link emailed out with the agenda and meeting materials.
Have an issue you would like addressed by the Board? Send your request via the "Write to the Board" Form below at least one week prior to the Workshop meeting. The Board will need to educate themselves on the topic in order to make a decision and staff need to send the information out to residents with the agenda email.
Jan Wyninger and husband Mitch moved to Fairway Village in 2016. Prior to retiring in 2010, Jan was the Administrator for Fairway Village overseeing the HOA and golf operations. She was hired as Administrative Assistant for Fairway Village in 2001 and hired as Administrator in 2004. Before that, she worked in Skamania county Clerk’s Office for several years. After moving to Fairway Village, Jan has been part of the Welcoming Committee and active with the Fairway Village Entertainers and Women’s Golf Club. During this challenging year, Jan has been President of Women’s Golf. She enjoys walking the neighborhood and the Fairway Village library. “I care about this community and moving here has been one of the best decisions we have made! I appreciate the care and efforts shown by past and current boards and believe I can offer positive input as a board member. My position as Administrator for Fairway Village gives me a unique insight into operations of a Homeowner’s Associations as a business and I look forward to working with the HOA Board, committees and staff as we move forward.”
Lynn Williams and her husband, Dick, have lived in Fairway Village since 2014. They moved from Juneau, Alaska (55+years) to be near their daughter and her family. Being a military brat, she had the opportunity to live in several different places, including a year in Japan. Her education includes a BED in Education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with 100+ credits. She taught elementary, gifted/talented and served as a math specialist for grades K-8. She volunteered to facilitate the special education referral committee, chair the district math committee (10 years after retirement, too), and was selected for specialized training in lesson design/teaching to become a trainer/mentor for other teachers. Lynn says, “Volunteering has always been part of my life. I am a quick study, practical, and efficient. Moving to Fairway Village was one of the best decisions my husband and I have ever made, and it would be my pleasure to help keep it the wonderful place that so attracted us.”
Dale Griffiths and his wife Rosemary moved to Fairway Village in 2016. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. He has a BA from the University of Oregon and an MA from Lewis and Clark College. Immediately after college, he coached young athletes in basketball and track and field while teaching high school English for 11 years. In 30 years of wholesale distribution, he was a territory sales manager, a division manager, a vice president, and a president & CEO.
He was elected to and served two three-year terms on a national Board of Directors for 300+ wholesale distribution companies during that period. He has served as chairman of the golf committee here in Fairway Village for the past two years. He volunteers assisting with the Annual Pancake Breakfast, the Holiday Celebration, and Grandparents Day. He is a member of the Men’s Golf Club and the Grillmasters Team serving the club’s best grilled burgers once a year. He and Rosie chose Fairway Village, giving thoughtful consideration to the well-designed and maintained neighborhoods, the abundance of available activities, and the feeling of community that it represents. “I would like to do my part to help support and uphold those qualities for all current and future residents to enjoy,” says Dale.
Marianne Brams moved to Fairway Village when she retired from Perkins & Company (a large local CPA firm) in June, 2018. Her early accounting experience included audits of publicly held companies, SEC reporting, and financial management as the CFO of a small, publicly held REIT. She graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1994 and practiced law for three years with Kell, Alterman & Runstein, before rejoining the professional accounting world as a specialist in financial and tax planning and compliance for high wealth individuals, estates, and trusts.
Community involvement has always been an important value for Marianne. She served on the Board and as Chair of the Oregon Society of CPAs and on the Board and as Chair of her previous HOA (a downtown complex of three high-rise condominium towers, several levels of underground parking, and extensive common areas). Since moving to Fairway Village, she has served as Chair of the Finance Committee, dealing with a broad range of issues, including interviewing and selecting a new accounting firm, extensive revisions to the Accounting Policy, and several issues related to cash management and reporting under new accounting rules.
Marianne loves living in Fairway Village for its wonderful amenities and ambiance, low, low HOA fees, and the sense of community. She says “I know that a primary reason we are able to enjoy all of these things is the tremendous amount of energy, talent, and just plain hard work contributed by our many volunteers. I recognize that leadership simply cannot please all of the people all of the time, but believe in asking questions, listening carefully, and being willing to compromise. I believe that process allows leadership to identify and implement policies and procedures that will provide the greatest good to our community as a whole. I would like to assist in that process.”
My husband and I moved to Fairway Village in 2011, from Milwaukie, OR, where we had lived for 40 years. We had our daughter to thank for finding FV for us. Our daughter and her family live in Camas, and our son in North Portland. It is now so much easier to support each other.
I have a bachelor’s degree in nursing and worked 35 years in multiple nursing roles. I provided direct patient care for five years, then moved to management. My management roles consisted of budget preparation, developing policies and procedures, and problem resolution for patients, doctors, families, and fellow managers. I volunteered on the Fairway Village Board of Directors for 6 years, the last two years as Board President. Board duties included approving variance requests, addressing resident concerns, approving Committee members, ensuring adherence to the governing documents, etc. There are challenges ahead impacting FV’s ability to manage our budget and maintain the marketability and quality of our community and retain our home values. I would like to help address these future challenges.
and her husband Doug moved to Fairway Village in November 2019. They were immediately impressed with the friendliness of their neighbors. They got involved with several groups right away while Covid 19 was starting to rear its ugly head. They had their pod to play cards with and socialize while they were in lockdown.
Donna likes to sew, garden, play cards, read, and interact with diverse groups. If you want to see Doug, he is out on the golf course somewhere.
Donna went to Western Business School for bookkeeping and had some college courses in computers to help with her job. She was a bookkeeper for the St. Elizabeth Foundation for 7 years. She worked for Providence Medical Center in Yakima, Washington for 25 years managing the Lifeline Program (an emergency response system for the elderly).
Donna served as Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President for Indian Hills Condominiums, which had 107 units from 2005-2016. She facilitates the Women's Book Club and is also the Treasurer/Secretary for Fairway Village Travel Club.
Donna feels our board gives selflessly to our community, and that Fairway Village needs the structure to ensure our community stays viable and beautiful. If someone doesn't step up to do this vital work who knows how the community will prosper.
Roger Thornton and his wife Ellen have lived in Fairway Village since 2014. Prior to that they lived in Lake Oswego and Portland where their love of the water led them to live in a floating home on the Willamette River and a condominium on the Columbia River. They joined a yacht club and enjoyed cruises in the summer with friends. Roger and Ellen share four adult children between them.
After college at Oregon State University he enlisted in the Marine Corps working on cryptographic telecommunications equipment. Following his military service he began a 42 year career in the electrical industry with IBEW Local 48. An apprenticeship led to a journeyman electrical license that he held until retirement. He worked as an estimator, general manager, and was a senior project manager when he retired in 2015. Some of his notable projects include; Firstenburg Tower at Peacehealth, Legacy Randall Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospital, OHSU, Intel, Google, along with several high-rise towers and hotels in downtown Portland.
Since moving to Fairway Village he has been an active volunteer serving as secretary of the Finance Committee and chair of the CC&R Committee. He has also volunteered his time delivering Meals on Wheels in SE Vancouver, including Fairway Village. He tries to keep fit by walking three miles around the village nearly every day. He says in retirement you have to be like a shark and always keep moving. No matter what, always have a good work ethic, learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward.