About the harwood civic association

Harwood Civic Association Mission Statement

The Mission of the Harwood Civic Association shall be to build community awareness and spirit in the geographical area known as Harwood.  Other purposes may include but are not limited to:

a. Addressing the concerns and problems involved in matters pertaining to land and natural resource utilization in the Harwood area specifically and South County generally.

b. Advocate on behalf of the membership, the Association’s position concerning changes in zoning laws applicable to the greater Harwood area.

c. To seek cooperation and compliance with all zoning laws by all developers of real estate in the greater Harwood area.

d. In general to promote the interest of the membership with respect to county and state planning, development, and use of real estate in the area so as to preserve our quality of life.

committees


Harwood Civic Association Communications Committee

MISSION: The Harwood Civic Association Communications Committee serves the membership, various committees and board of the HCA with high quality written and electronic communications that promote the goals and activities of the organization in the hopes of preserving and enhancing the way of life cherished by the residents of Harwood.

MEMBERSHIP: An elected member of the board shall be chosen by the board to serve as chairperson. A co-chair may be chosen by the board and additional members may be drawn from volunteers among the general membership.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Communications Committee include, but are not limited to, the following functions:

1. Preparation and dissemination of the Harwood Civic Association quarterly newsletter
    a. Researching topics for articles
    b. Interviewing newsmakers
    c. Writing news stories and feature articles
    d. Layout and graphic design
    e. Copying/Printing
    f. Mailing/e-mail distribution

2. Preparation and oversight of the Harwood Civic Association web site
    a. Initial design and content provision
    b. Monthly review and updates
    c. Submission of news items and photographs to be included on the site

3. Preparation and dissemination of press releases, issue alerts, and promotional materials for HCA events

4. Telephone Canvas Implementation
    a. Maintaining updated membership lists with contact information
    b. Organizing volunteers to make telephone calls
    c. Preparation of scripts for telephone canvassers



Harwood Civic Association Events Committee


MISSION: Develop and execute annual events designed to enhance Harwood’s sense of community and educate its citizens on relevant issues and history.

MEMBERSHIP: An elected member of the board shall be chosen by the board to serve as chairperson. A co-chair may be chosen by the board and additional members may be drawn from volunteers among the general membership.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Events Committee include, but are not limited to, the following functions:

1. develop ideas and schedules for events, seeking endorsement by the board prior to executing detailed planning;


2. conduct detailed planning for events, including scheduling, activities and food;


3. seek and coordinate the help of volunteers to support the setup and conduct of events;


4. coordinate purchase of event materials with the HCA Treasurer;


5. work with the communications committee for advertisement and publicity;


6. recognize volunteers for their help; and,


7. discuss with the board potential liability associated with an event.

Harwood Civic Association Finance Committee
 

MISSION: Manage the financial resources of the Harwood Civic Association
 

MEMBERSHIP: The Treasurer of the Harwood Civic Association shall serve as chairperson. A co-chair shall be chosen from the board and additional members may be chosen from the general membership.
 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the finance
committee include, but are not limited to, the following functions:
 

1. Develop an annual operating budget.


2. Present a yearly financial report to the membership.


3. Provide quarterly financial reports to the board.


4. Prepare and submit federal and state tax returns.


5. Prepare and submit state property reports.


6. Establish and monitor all banking transactions.


7. Perform accounts payable functions.


8. Perform accounts receivable functions.


9. Maintain and make available the financial records for auditing purposes as required.


10. Advise the President :of the Harwood Civic Association on financial matters that should be brought to the attention of the board.

Harwood Civic Association Government Affairs and Land Use Committee

MISSION: The Government Affairs and Land Use Committee works to preserve the rural character of the Harwood area.

MEMBERSHIP: An elected member of the board shall be chosen by the Harwood Civic Association (HCA) President to serve as chairperson. The President shall serve as co-chair of this committee and additional members may be drawn from volunteers among the general membership.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The responsibilities of the Government Affairs and Land Use Committee include, but are not limited to the following functions:

1. Preparing Harwood specific plans further clarifying the goals of the South County Small Area Plan (SCSAP).

2. Tracking implementation of the SCSAP, which provides local detail for implementation of the AA County 1997 General Development Plan, in order to insure proposed land-use and other resource proposals, meet SCSAP plan objectives;

3. Surveying HCA members regarding their desires for the future of the Harwood area.

4. Serving as a resource for HCA members in resolving land-use or other problems that arise.

5. Preparing position statements on land use and other resource issues for approval by the HCA Board for presentation to relevant governmental bodies or to the press.