David Barrie – Oatlands
Currently I serve on several CountrySide committees and as the Oatlands representative to the Board of Directors. I would like the opportunity to continue my service to Oatlands and CountrySide. I feel it is important to give back to the community, both Oatlands and CountrySide, the preservation of our open space and the upkeep of our properties are paramount to me. CountrySide includes Horsepen Run a fantastic wetlands nature preserve of over 370 acres that needs to be protected for the community to enjoy.
I strongly support annual home exterior inspections to ensure the value of CountrySide properties are being maintained. Maintaining the beauty of our common area is also important to me as that serves to enrich property values. Over the years that I have been a member of the Board of Directors, CountrySide has been financially prudent, balancing the requests of the residents, the expenses of a multi-million dollar operational budget and the requirements to maintain our reserves for the future expenses.
My commitment to Oatlands and CountrySide reflects my enjoyment of living in a community which fosters property appreciation, maintenance of our CountrySide grounds and financial responsibility.
Robert King – Belmont
I would like the opportunity to continue serving you, the residents of Belmont, as your representative on the Board of Directors. For those of you who do not know me, I have been a homeowner in CountrySide since 1986 along with my wife Karen. We have three adult sons and I have been active in the community throughout the years, volunteering with the schools, youth sports, and CountrySide. During my tenure on the Board and as Treasurer, my main focus has been to ensure that CountrySide’s finances are strong. As a result, we have been able to provide our residents with the amenities they enjoy–the pool, trails, Horsepen Run among others–and which protect our property values without having to raise your assessments year after year. I will work to ensure
your assessments dollars continue to be spent prudently and that we continue to maintain CountrySide’s attraction as a great place to live.
Penelope Francke – Oakridge
I have been a CountrySide resident since 2005, and I have represented Oakridge on the HOA Board of Directors since August 2016. Since January 2017, I have served as Vice President of the Board, and Chair of the Facilities Committee. I enjoybeing involved with the community, and getting to know our residents, and I am interested in continuing to serve CountrySide as my neighborhood’s advocte on the Board. I hold a Masters in Business Administation and I am a certified Project Manager (PMP); I believe my 25+ years of experience in management and customer service will help me represent the interests of Oakridge within the CountrySide community.
Jennifer Michael – Morven
As a resident of Countryside Community since 2010, I wish to submit my candidacy for a position on the Board because I have a vested interest in ensuring the safety and well being of my community. I value Countryside for its high standard of living in Loudoun County and for its parklike feel with trails all around. Furthermore, Countryside is a well-established community filled with a wide range of age groups and cultural diversity making it a family-friendly place to live.
I fell in love with Countryside the first time I drove down Algonkian 8 years ago. I remember saying, let’s move out here from Fairfax — away from the “hustle and bustle”. Oh how our community has changed. In my daily life, I have come across a lot of former residents of Countryside. Whenever I hear former residents speak of Countryside, they speak with such fondness and pride. They always say, “I wish I stayed there”. I want to continue that essence of pride and joy about the community I resdie. I don’t want to say I wish I stayed there. Rather, I want to say, “I do live here and I love it here for many more years to come”. I want my kids to be proud to in live in this well-established neighborhood that embraces diversity and a sense of shared duty to keep this place safe, clean, and modern. Modern in a sense that we do not get left behind with Loudoun’s fast pace of growth.
I am submitting my candidacy for a position on the Board to support the Board in handling all matters regarding the community with full consideration of future generations. We should think of not just the now but the tomorrow generations and not get left behind like other neighboring communities. Our property values depend on our continued diligence in addressing issues of the fast growing pace of Loudoun County. Countryside should remain in competition with other upcoming housing communities as a sought after community for its schools, community pride in ownership and beautiful parks and trails. There should be no comparison to Cascade, Lowes Island, and Ashburn. Countryside offer a wide variety of housing sizes to accommodate all budgets. Our owner occupied homes are well maintained and shines with pride of ownership because our community stays engaged and concerned.
I am offering my services to the Board with certification in data analytics and masters degree in conflict resolution. I have served on the following boards/committee and other roles:
- PTA Board at Riverbend Middle School – Secretary 2017
- Arts Committee for the Town of Leesburg 2015
- Member of the Society for Human Resources Management