Leadership in the Association is comprised of elected and appointed positions, all volunteer.
The Board of Directors formally leads the Association and is responsible for executing the legal and financial obligations of the Association. The Board is composed of five members elected from the general membership of the Association at the November general meeting (the beginning of the Association's fiscal year). Three Board positions have 3-year terms, and the remaining two positions have 2-year terms; staggered terms result in two Board positions coming open each year (one 3-year, and one 2-year). Board members may be re-elected only once, then they must wait for a later opportunity to again be elected to the Board. Board members who can no longer fulfill their obligations can resign if needed, at which time a replacement will be elected at the next quarterly meeting to fill their remaining term (quorum must be satisfied).
As of Nov 2023, the elected Board members and their terms/durations are (in order of term end):
Ernie Butcher: 2-year term (elected Nov 2022, serving Jan 2023 - Dec 2024, not eligible for re-election in Nov 2024)
Jeff Miller: 3-year term (serving out the remainder of a 3 yr term, Jan 2022 - Dec 2024, eligible for re-election in Nov 2024)
Drew Broussard: 3-year term (elected Nov 2022, serving Jan 2023 - Dec 2025, not eligible for re-election in Nov 2025)
Walter Marker: 2-year term (elected Nov 2023, serving Jan 2024 - Dec 2025, eligible for re-election in Nov 2025)
Dennis Horn: 3-year term (elected Nov 2023, serving Jan 2024 - Dec 2026, eligible for re-election in Nov 2026)
Each year after the November Board election is complete, the first action of the newly formed Board is to determine which Board member will fill each of four defined officer positions for that year (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, & Secretary), plus to determine who will participate in and lead the Association's four standing committees (Maintenance, Architectural, Airstrip, & Park). If there are any ad hoc committees, those must be staffed as well. The committees are described below.
For 2024, the assigned HOA Board roles will be:
President: Dennis Horn 281-992-4676
Vice-President: Walter Marker 281-682-2565
Treasurer: Drew Broussard 832-794-5946
Secretary: Walter Marker 281-682-2565
Airstrip Chair: Ernie Butcher 713-823-9509
Park Chair: Jeff Miller 713-703-8620
Membership in standing and ad hoc committees is by Board appointment on an annual basis and is open to any interested Association members dependent upon available committee seats - contact the associated Board member above for more information. Each committee needs at least 3 members to be in compliance with the Bylaws.
Description of Committees:
Maintenance: This committee is responsible for assuring the ongoing function and safety of Association assets. It was originally created and run by the Developer during the initial construction of the subdivision, but now this committee is composed of the Board of Directors members holding the 3-year terms and has no separate activities or meetings outside of the Board.
2024 Members: Dennis Horn, Drew Broussard, Jeff Miller
Architectural: This committee is responsible for preserving the consistent external appearance of property within the subdivision, per the Deed Restrictions that all members agree to when purchasing property within the subdivision. Members are required to submit plans requesting approval of changes to their external property to the committee in advance of making the proposed changes, and the committee has up to 30 days to assess and reply to the member's request.
Airstrip: This committee is responsible for managing the ongoing operations of the Polly Ranch Airport (7XS0), a private general aviation airfield registered with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Duties include maintenance of airfield safety equipment (lights, radios, wind socks, etc.) and the runway itself, filing and update of required airfield paperwork with government agencies, as well as tracking of current pilots (any Polly Ranch HOA member who wishes to use the airstrip must fill out paperwork showing proof of FAA license and qualifying insurance, plus pay a separate annual fee for airstrip use).
Communications Committee: This committee is responsible for the administration and moderation of the PR Google Group & Facebook accounts, updating PR website content, notifying the City of Friendswood HOA leadership & contact information.
Park: This committee is responsible for leading the management and maintenance of the real property (private park, common ground, and reserve lots) owned by the Association -- the Polly Ranch Estates Park; the land at the end of the airstrip near the intersection of Winding Way and Oak; the traffic triangle at the intersection of Pine, Butler, and Airline; and the reserve lots bordering both sides of the Clear Creek end of the airstrip. Committee efforts typically focus mostly on the Park, organizing an annual Spring Cleanup event as well as leading as-needed repair or replacement efforts for Park equipment and walking paths.
Association members are requested and welcome to engage in membership meetings and committee efforts, as well as general community activities including park cleanup, picnic, etc.