Candidates for the Lake Wildwood Board of Directors- 2022
Statements are printed as submitted by the candidates and in the order received
James “Jim” Tasa
Who is Jim Tasa? He’s the volunteer Planning Committee member; the friendly guy that works at the golf driving range; the volunteer that takes your recyclables at Minnow Way; the volunteer that picks up trash on Highway 20; the volunteer at green waste; the guy that you may have met on the Pickleball courts; the guy that walks his dog on Lake Wildwood Drive and Forest Park Circle, waving and talking to everyone.
I am running for the Board of Directors for Lake Wildwood because the Board needs an enthusiastic, qualified candidate that represents the overall population of our community. Someone who is ethical, fair, and willing to listen. Someone who wants to maintain the standards of the community all of us have become accustomed to and wants to continue to maintain and enhance our infrastructure and surroundings.
As a retired Chief of Police, business owner, and son of a lifelong military veteran who served in Vietnam, I value ethics, trust, fairness, and the ability to develop relationships with a variety of individuals. I managed multi-million-dollar budgets and made difficult and challenging decisions, sometimes under stressful situations.
Remember to VOTE for JIM TASA as your board member.
I am a Lake Wildwood resident seeking a position on the Board of Directors. My wife, (Teresa) and I, have lived on Lake Wildwood for 21 years. Upon retiring from the Air Force, we looked for a wonderful community to raise our children, that community was Lake Wildwood. I currently serve as a voting member on the Public Safety Committee, and as a Board member, my objectives will be to help improve many facets of our community ensuring that Lake Wildwood remains a wonderful and safe place to live, raise a family and enjoy life. This Association has the ability leverage the talents and ideas of its members while being more inclusive of the people that comprise our diverse community. 29 years of military leadership coupled with 17 years of management with the Sacramento Air Quality Management District provided me the ability to lead others in challenging situations, meet regulatory requirements,
and implement innovative solutions to problems. I will bring a fresh perspective and focus, and would consider it a privilege to work together with community members to achieve shared goals. I will respect all viewpoints and approach each situation with understanding and dignity.
Thank you for your support.
Michael (Mike) Kelley
My wife (Christi) family is from the Grass Valley area for which we have both been routinely visiting Nevada County for over 30 years. In 2020 we decided to relocate to Lake Wildwood as we have gotten to know this area very well and have fallen in love with the Jewel this community is. We have one son and 2 grandchildren.
After 35 year of services I retired from Analog Devices a semiconductor (microchip) business. I held various finance positions during my career. I finished up as the Plant Controller for the Hillview Wafer Fab. My Finance career has trained me to pay extreme close attention to the details. I was always the first to finish the monthly close in a timely fashion insuring the numbers are correctly stated.
Also I have taken the LWWA Informed Leader Program, graduated from Tom Cross “Seminar for Future Board Members” and received my CAI Board Leaders Certificate. I will keep a sharp eye on the bottom line while serving on the board.
I look forward to this Journey of being able to serve the Lake Wildwood community. Currently a member of the Penn Valley Rotary and Foundry Board.
Kenneth C. Knutsen
1)Now is the time and opportunity for me to provide a valuable contribution to Lake Wildwood. The chane to use my extenstive experience in Business, Engineering, Construction, Finance, Asset Management, and serving on the finance and planning committees and Board of Director of Tahoe Donner HOA three times the size of Lake Wildwood HOA.
2)To make a difference, looking at new and creative ways to make LW a better place to live and visit, increasing property values, providing infrastructure and services to satisfy owners expections and satisfaction and maintaining the natual beauty and open space enviornment.
3)My Focus Issues: A- Know owners concerns relating to accessibility, capacity, growth, service, and affordability. B- Look for new innovative financing for major projects not affecting existing owners ( possible new owner small membership fee on their partial ownership value of the Fixed Assets – Buildings, Land, Equipment). C-Establish quantifiablel performance and productivity metrics. D- Listen carefully to establish goals and objectives that align with Board, Management, and Owners.
We can become the victim of change because of inactivity, or We shape change to our advantage. Change will look for better affordable opportunities for Lake Wildwood Owners.
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