This year is a presidential election year, but before you go to the polls in November, Columbia Town Center is holding an election of its own. Now is the time to get involved with your community. Your ideas and passion can improve the quality of life in Town Center and enrich the experiences of all residents. Getting involved helps to bring about change as we advocate for the areas of most importance, such as affordable housing, innovative development, expanding diversity initiatives, and more. The Town Center Residential Community Association (TCCA) Village Board has three positions up for election this year and one Columbia Council seat. Here is some more information about the upcoming election season.
Board of Directors Candidate Info Session
Are you interested in running for CA’s Board of Directors or village board and want to learn more about what it takes and how to get involved? Every year, CA hosts an information session for anyone looking to learn more about the organization’s Board of Directors, the village boards, and upcoming elections. You’re invited to participate in this free virtual event at 5 pm on Thursday, February 15 via Zoom webinar. Click here to register.
The session is open to anyone looking to learn more about the Board and the election process.
Community Association: Election Timeline
The term begins on May 1, 2024, and ends on April 30, 2026. You must be a resident of Town Center to run for election to the Board and must not have any current covenant violations. The candidate application will be available for download here on February 16th, and not before. The deadline to submit an application is March 1st at 12pm; no exceptions.
The application is not complete and accepted without a signed original application, and your Candidate’s Statement is delivered electronically to the Village Manager’s Office via email at [email protected]. Candidate statements should be in a Microsoft Word format and no more than 150 words. April 20th is election day for Columbia Town Center residents.
Voting for the Village Board can be done one of three ways:
- Online Electronically: an absentee ballot will be mailed to eligible residents. Unique ID numbers will be assigned to complete secure online voting, which closes at midnight 48 hours prior to election day.
- Mail-in/Absentee Ballots: Must be postmarked by April 16 and received no later than April 20 by 12:00 p.m. at Historic Oakland to be counted.
- In-Person: Ballots can be cast on Election Day April 20 in-person at Historic Oakland from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Voters must show a valid driver’s license, utility bill, or rental lease agreement for their condo, townhome, or apartment (no exceptions).
THRIVE AT COLUMBIA TOWN CENTER
Town Center is one of the ten villages of Columbia, Maryland. Our Village offices are located in Historic Oakland, one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Howard County. In the heart of Columbia, Town Center’s residents enjoy living in an urban community in a suburban setting with close proximity to all Columbia amenities, attractions, and cultural activities. Visit us to learn more about our community at 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, MD 21044. Call us at 410-730-4744 or visit our website https://www.columbiatowncenter.org/