FCCSA Election Procedures

You will receive a ballot in the mail to vote for the Board of Directors and Neighborhood Representative Elections. The entire voting tabulation will be done by an election services company, Election Trust. As a member you will have the opportunity to vote for two (2) of the Board candidates on the ballot. Directors serve a three-year term.

You will also see a place on the ballot to vote for your Neighborhood Representative. Each separate neighborhood may have up to three (3) elected Neighborhood Representatives. They are elected annually to serve on the Neighborhood Representative Committee, by the property owners in their neighborhoods and serve a one-year term.

Residential & Commercial members have two options:

1). Fill out your ballot by hand and mail it to Election Trust in the pre-paid, pre-addressed envelope or
2). Fill out your ballot via computer, smartphone or tablet following the instructions enclosed with your ballot.

Please note the appropriate deadline: all ballots, whether mailed or on-line, must be received by Election Trust (in Washington State) by 5:00 pm on November 22, 2023. Paper ballots should be in the mail no later than November 17, 2023 to ensure the ballot is received in time.

Election Trust will tabulate the ballots and the results will be announced on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at the FCCSA Annual Meeting.

Election Trust has a Voter Help Desk (9 am – 7 pm Central Time). Please reach out to them if you need assistance with voting or if you did not receive your FCCSA election ballot in the mail. You can reach them via email at help@electiontrust.com.

This process is very important to the Association and homeowners alike. Neighborhood Representatives are a vital communication link between FCCSA and their neighborhoods. The Board of Directors represents the members and makes decisions for the betterment of the community.

Board of Directors Application

The First Colony Community Services Association (FCCSA) Board of Directors governs the affairs of the Association and operates under FCCSA Governance Policies. The Board of Directors is a group of seven (7) members, with two (2) positions up for election this year. The term is three (3) years, beginning January 1, 2025. The Board, in conjunction with staff, is responsible for participating in long range planning and developing goals for the Association. Some other primary duties include:

  • Determining an annual assessment
  • Preparing and adopting the budget
  • Development of Association Policy

FCCSA recognizes that volunteering time for a Board position is a major decision. This is another excellent opportunity to become involved with the community and share in the decision making processes of First Colony. The deadline for applications to be received is September 20, 2024 by 5 pm.

Neighborhood Representative Committee Application

Interested in getting to know your neighbors or community a little better? Then we have a job for you!

Volunteer to be your neighborhood’s representative. Neighborhood Representatives are a vital communication link between First Colony Community Services Association (FCCSA) and their neighborhoods. Representatives help create a sense of community. They are elected annually by the property owners in their neighborhoods and serve a one-year term. Each separate neighborhood may have up to three elected representatives. Representatives should attend neighborhood representative meetings (usually four per year) hosted by FCCSA. They share information from these meetings with their neighbors. A Representative can also:

  • Plan and organize special neighborhood events (i.e. ice cream socials, National Night Out, informational meetings).
  • Participate in the Welcome Wagon Program for new residents and welcome them to the neighborhood.
  • Oversee the use of neighborhood voluntary contributions.

The deadline for submitting the application is September 15, 2023. The individuals elected by their neighborhoods will begin serving their terms on January 1, 2024.

Plantation Settlement of First Colony (PSFC) Board of Directors

The Plantation Settlement Board of Directors governs the affairs of Plantation Settlement and operates under the principles of Policy Governance.

Plantation Settlement is a community of 138 homes originally developed by Beazer Homes. These homes are within Plantation Settlement at First Colony Association, Inc. (PSFC) and owners are members of that association. Homes in Plantation Settlement are considered part of “First Colony” through a management agreement between FCCSA and PSFC, but the homes are not technically a part of First Colony Community Association. This is the only neighborhood within PSFC.

Interested in becoming a Board candidate for Plantation Settlement? Direction is from a five member Board, three of whom are FCCSA Directors, and two are Plantation Settlement residents. A term is two years. The Requirement is that you must be a member of PSFC.

Members interested in becoming a PSFC Board candidate can click the link below for an application.