Bald Head Association Bald Head Island’s Largest Property Owners’ Association

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Committees

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Architectural Review Committee (ARC)

Bald Head Island is a unique, sub-tropical island and an exemplary work of nature, meriting of our protection and stewardship. The original residents identified the importance of living and playing in harmony with nature. Buying property here means committing to conserve the obvious richness and environmental stability of this sensitive and dynamic coastal barrier island. With careful and competent governance and design, your home can complement and sustain the natural environment. The overarching purpose of the Architectural Review Committee (ARC) and the Unified Design Guidelines is to support the Covenant goal of “enhancing and protecting the value, desirability and attractiveness” of the Bald Head Island properties and maintaining the environment in which they exist.

Click HERE for the Architectural Review page.

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Review and approve architectural and site plans for Association members as authorized by applicable covenants and other legal instruments.
  2. Monitor and verify that new and renovated building plans maintain or improve the aesthetic and design quality of the Island.
  3. Review plans on basis of submission requirements, design integrity and appropriateness as spelled out in the Design Guidelines and addendum(s).
  4. Recommend needed revisions to the Design Guidelines for consideration by the Board of Directors.
  5. Oversee projects specific to this Committee as charged by the Board of Directors.
  6. Review and evaluate projects; provide updates on progress toward stated goals.
  7. Adhere to all procedures, policies and duties as fully referenced in the Declaration.
2023 Committee Members (Section A):
David Pacyna, Chair
Bill Bourne
Steve Davis
Maria Earnshaw
Dixon McLeod
Kathy Newman
Kevin Thomas
Jan Triplett
Tiffany Williams
Christine Osborne, Board Liaison

2023 Committee Members (Section B):
Terry Steelman, Chair
Mike Herriot
Bob Nixon
Jennifer Pitts
Mark Prak
Jennifer Russel
Andrea Taylor
Gil Wilson
David Wray
John Kinney, Board Liaison

Community Wide Standards (CWS) Committee
This committee evaluates BHI properties to help ensure homes are compliant with the Community Wide Standards.

Bylaws Charge
  1. Teams of committee members shall make regular evaluations of the neighborhoods in order to permit the BHA to identify properties in need of maintenance to comply with the Community Wide Standards.
  2. The committee as a whole shall seek to view and evaluate or look at photos of all properties that teams have identified.
  3. The committee as a whole should vote on whether or not a property is in violation.
  4. For all properties, for which a violation is found by a majority of the committee, the then current Community Wide Standards procedures should be followed.
2023 Committee Members:
Debra Drumheller, Chair
Bob Keiger
Jeff Kenney
Sandy Riegert
Elisa Roels 
Holly White
Joe Brawner, Board Liaison


Education and Recreation (ER) Committee

(Formerly the Socialization, Education and Recreation Committee.) The committee seeks to foster a sense of community by helping to coordinate and promote educational and recreational programs and events for residents. The ER Committee organizes a wide variety of educational and recreational program offerings at the Association Center such as yoga, Pilates, knitting, card making, Community Potluck Dinners, Island Treasures Yard Sale, Veterinary Clinics and more. This committee also organizes the popular Smith Island Social, typically held annually prior to COVID-19.

Bylaws Charge:

  1. To discuss, devise, recommend and/or implement recreation and education programs for property owners, renters and visitors.
  2. Oversee projects specific to the Committee as charged by the Board of Directors.
  3. Review and evaluate projects; provide updates on progress toward stated goals.
2023 Committee Members:
Betsi Stephen, Chair
Debi Byrd
Jennifer Lucas
F.A. McLeod
Kim Mulherin
Millicent O'Connor
Harriet Poole
Kris Riley
Grace Valentine
Christine Osborne, Board Liaison


Resource Conservation and Beautification (RCB) Committee

The RCB sponsors the Island-Wide Litter Sweeps, as well as guest speakers on subjects such as native plants, butterflies and exploring the viability for deer-resistant plants, plants for birds and wildflowers, etc. RCB Committee volunteers help organize and manage BHA's annual late fall "Operation Re-Forest — We Forest," started in 2019.
Click HERE  to view Native Plants for Coastal North Carolina Landscapes.
Click HERE  to read about the importance of the Bald Head Forest understory.

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Make recommendations for the maintenance and development of Common Areas.
  2. Use means to control and eliminate litter, i.e., Litter Sweeps.
  3. Oversee projects specific to this Committee as charged by the Board of Directors.
  4. Review and evaluate projects; provide updates on progress toward stated goals.
2023 Committee Members:
Barbara and Dale Giera, Co-chairs
Sean Callihan
Russell Iannuzzelli
Sandy Kades
Mary-Theresa Phillips
Paul Stetson
Mike Watson
Lindsey Owings Zeman
John Kinney, Board Liaison


Finance Committee

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Review and advise with regard to the budget of the Association. Submit all recommendations to the Bald Head Association.
  2. Review the annual audit.
  3. Develop fiscal plans to further the long range plan of the Association.
  4. Oversee projects specific to this Committee as charged by the Board of Directors.
  5. Review and evaluate projects; provide updates on progress toward stated goals.
2023 Committee Members:
Robert Drumheller, Chair
Mark Chilton
Clayton Hemphill
Robert Iseman
Lisa Lautner
Rick Nelson
Nuno Valentine
Scott Yancy
Paul Carey, Board Liaison


Long-Range Planning (LRP) Committee

(Formerly Strategic Planning and Long Range Projects Committee.) The LRP Committee reviews and evaluates past long-range plans and summarizes progress toward stated goals. They recommend actions that help fulfill Association purposes and responsibilities.

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Review and evaluate past long-range plans; summarize progress toward stated goals.
  2. Recommend actions that help fulfill Association purposes and responsibilities.
  3. Manage long-term projects as charged by the Board of Directors.
2023 Committee Members:
Greg Wendling, Chair
Courtney Callihan
Victoria Lonker
Walter McNairy
Joel Michaels
Elizabeth (Betty) Robinson
Scott Thomas
​Bob White
Alan Briggs, Board Liaison

Nominating Committee
This committee has the crucial job of identifying qualified candidates to run for future BHA Board positions and continue the tradition of strong leadership for the BHA.

Bylaws Charge:
The Nominating Committee shall consist of a Chairperson, who shall be a member of the Board of Directors and four ( 4) members of the Association who are not currently members of the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors.

2023 Committee Members:
Robbie Nixon
Joe Brawner, Board Liaison

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