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KICA Core Functions (Continued From Previous Page)
All in a Day’s Work
Unexpected wildlife encounters are another part of the job. “Once
we had a diver inspecting pipes,” Connor explains. “Instead of going
in forward, he preferred to back into the pipe. He quickly realized
something was moving under him. About the same time he realized
his chin was resting on an alligator’s snout, the sound guy in the dive
trailer heard a series of expletives. The diver flew out of the pipe in
one direction, the gator right behind him going the other way. These
days, KICA relies more on cameras than divers to inspect pipes.”
KICA functions much like a municipality, in part due to the
infrastructure it owns and maintains. It’s clear that having
professional engineers on staff, looking at challenges, seeking
solutions in dealing with aging infrastructure, and identifying
new technologies for repair, has been a tremendous benefit to
KICA, both in quality and in costs.
Their skills are supplemented by engaged property owners. Connor
says, “With the tremendous amount of infrastructure we have, and
the 40-year old submerged drainage system, property owners are our
eyes and ears across the island. They bring matters to our attention
that are often helpful in isolating blockages and other conditions
we might otherwise be unaware of. We welcome questions and
are happy to provide complimentary consultations.” To report
infrastructure issues, contact email@example.com and provide as much
detail as possible.
Of his team, Connor says, “I feel very fortunate to have the team
I have. They are all good at what they do, and I can depend on
them to show up every day, ready to go. They’ve been under a lot
of pressure the past three years with storm events, and have handled
the pressure with professionalism, teamwork and good cheer. I’m
proud to work with each of them.”
These three core departments – Security, Land and Lakes
Management, and Major Repairs – share a common theme. They
support each other in many aspects, just as they do with Recreation
and Administration. KICA is extraordinarily fortunate in having
a team of skilled, consensus-building professionals overseeing its
unique and comprehensive operations.
Your opinion is important in helping shape the future of Kiawah. Please take a moment
to answer a few questions about Major Repairs and Maintenance at kica.us/poll.
Help Build the Board on the KICA Nominating Committee
The nominating committee will have two main tasks:
KICA is looking for a small group of members to help build
and maintain a board that has the talent, skill and diversity
to provide effective governance for the community. Seating
the Nominating Committee is the first step in preparations to
replace two board directors when their terms end in March
2019. Committee work for the 2019 election will begin with
the appointment of the committee at the Board of Directors
meeting on July 2, 2018. Times and dates of meetings will
be determined once the committee is established. September
and October are anticipated to be the most active months.
The deadline to volunteer for the Nominating Committee is
Monday, June 25.
• Identify, Solicit and Interview Candidates - The committee
will work to identify qualified candidates who will consider
running for the board. If unique skills (e.g. finance, legal,
engineering, etc.) or if a segment such as full-time residents or
club members are under (or over) represented, the committee
will seek candidates with these skills and characteristics.
In meeting with potential candidates, the committee will
explore their skills, experiences and qualifications. It will
also develop a sense of candidate’s interpersonal skills and
ability to work in the board setting.
• Recommend Candidates - It is important to have a
board whose overall makeup provides necessary skills and
experiences and with varied perspectives to provide KICA
with highly-functioning governance. The committee will
provide its recommendation for candidates it considers
the best potential members. Potentially, more candidates
will run than there are seats available. In that case, the
committee may provide recommendations for all or only
some of the candidates.
To read more about the Nominating Committee and its work or
to find out how you can become a member, visit kica.us/board.