Seven Lakes West Votes on New Board Structure

The current Seven Lakes West Board will be voting during the January 23rd on By-Law changes that could restructure the Board.

These revisions, if passed, will result in the West Side community having a Board consisting of five Board Members rather than the current number of seven Board Members.  This new system is due to the lack of volunteers to be on the Board and will help members of the Board to have a lighter work load.

Six communities have been surveyed, including Pinewild, CCNC, Governor’s Club, Kitts Creek, Forrest Creek, and St. James Plantation.  It was discovered that these communities have Boards that range from three to seven members with both “officer” and “non-officer” members.

Their systems involve a Community Manager who oversees the day-to-day tasks while “Infrastructure, ARC, Safety and Security Committees run the operations.”  This leaves the Board to focus on strategic direction for the community.

With this method, Board Members, or Directors, will guide committees with appointed “Committee Chairs as Committee CEOs.”  A part-time Finance professional will also be hired to help with budgeting.

This structure of government is said to be beneficial to the community because it will allow “Board to better focus on strategic, long-term needs and vision as [Seven Lakes West] grow[s].”

During a meeting in December, the Board voted in favor of this new system.


On January 23rd, the Board will take a second vote on this system and the changing of the By-Laws to implement it.  If this second vote passes, the Board will transition into this new system.

To learn more about the suggested Board Structure, CLICK HERE.