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.

Your Board

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LYNN WILLIAMS

Board President

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.”

fvhoabodpres@gmail.com

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DALE GRIFFITHS

Vice President

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.

fvhoavpres@gmail.com

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JAN WYNINGER

Board Secretary

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.”

fvhoabod2@gmail.com

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Marianne Brams

Board Treasurer

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.”

fvhoabodtreasurer@gmail.com

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Leonard Bleth

Board Director

My name is Len Bleth. My wife Carol and I moved to Fairway Village from NW Vancouver 9 years ago.

My working days were in the floor covering industry, the last 19 years managing two separate stores for a successful Portland-based flooring company. While working, I was very involved with the Portland Home Builders Assoc., the Building Industry Association of Clark County (BIA), and the BIA Remodeler's Council. While a member of the BIA, I was on the Board of Directors for 8 years. In 2012 I was on the Executive Board serving as Executive VP.

Here at FV, I have served on the FV Golf Committee, and Clubhouse Committee, as member and chair. I am secretary of the FV Men's Golf Club.

I volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Restore, as well as the Pomeroy House, Living Farm in Yacolt, and here on the FV Golf Course under the supervision of Mark Jeffries, FV head groundskeeper. I also enjoy helping friends here in the Village, doing house repairs, yard work, cleaning gutters, power washing and shoveling snow off driveways in the winter.

Using my flooring industry connections, I negotiated a lower price for the purchase new carpet and flooring for the Proshop, and Clubhouse. Under the direction of our Administrator, I volunteered approx 150 hours completing work required for the final inspection of the fitness center remodel and clubhouse reopening.

I am familiar with our reserve study and attend the meetings. I understand that committees are important to help run FVHOA and feel I have the qualities it takes to be a part of the FV Board of Directors. FV is not just an association, we are a business. Without our volunteers, I am concerned about the Association’s future. I would hate to see FV turn to an outside management company. Fairway Village is our home. We must do our part.

fvhoabod3@gmail.com

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Becky Bidgood

Board Director

We have lived in Fairway Village just a bit over a year, but have lived in Vancouver for many years. I have a BA from the University of Arizona, and also have a   Master's degree in Nonprofit Management. I  retired from Clark College here in Vancouver. At Clark, I was the Assistant Financial Aid Director, overseeing many of the work programs and special assistance programs. After retiring, I volunteered at PeaceHealth Hospital and Meals on Wheels for over 5 years. I served on an HOA Board in Depoe Bay for over 10 years  and recently, a large HOA Board here in Vancouver for 4 years. I especially enjoyed working on community engagement as well as the Reserve Study. We moved here for many reasons, but the top reasons were for the views, golf, and the ability to walk for miles.

fvhoabod4@gmail.com

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Roger Thornton

Board Director

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.

fvhoabod5@gmail.com