North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association postpones election of new president


The July 13 meeting of the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association ran out of time before it could elect a new president.

The president serves a term with no expiration, but the recently elected Scott Dean resigned July 5 because he moved to the Benton-Stephens neighborhood.

NCCNA board member, past president and founder Linda Rootes said, “It’s a very unusual situation.”

At the meeting in the air-conditioned second floor of the Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church, Rootes explained that other possible candidates were unable to attend. Some declined the invitation to run.

One member who did not decline was former NCCNA President John Clark, former mayoral candidate in 2004 and 2007.

“Things are too important to leave standing,” Clark said.

NCCNA elections are a matter for the association’s board of directors. Not every member is on the board, though there are 15 seats available for members. Currently there are vacancies, Rootes said.

“It just takes commitment to come to the meetings,” Rootes said.

Board members will vote at the next meeting on at 6:30 p.m. August 10 in the Couger Room in Dulany Hall at Columbia College.


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