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

About BHA

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.
2021 Committee Members (Section A):
John Farabow, Chair
Susan Mullen
Jan Triplett
Brent Belch
Bill Bourne
Kathy Newman
Beth Kapil
Joyce Nelson
John Kinney, Board Liaison

2021 Committee Members (Section B):
Brewse Barnard, Chair
Jennifer Russel
David Wray
Mike Herriot
Gil Wilson
David Pacyna
Jennifer Pitts
Patrick O'Bryant
Dixon McLeod
John Kinney, Board Liaison

2021 Goals:
1. Accomplish a smooth transition from Karen Mosteller to Fran Pagliaro.
2. Coordinate with the Board any change to the Covenants regarding ARC review of BHA Common Area improvements.
3. Coordinate with the Board/staff on assisting Harbour Association with its ARC function.
4. Discuss a subcommittee for smaller, less-complicated submittals to ease the load and allow more time for larger projects.
5. Anticipate transition of Sections A and B chairs; develop a succession plan.


Socialization, Education and Recreation (SER) Committee

The committee seeks to foster a sense of community by helping to coordinate and promote social, educational and recreational programs and events for residents. SER organizes a wide variety of recreational and educational program offerings at the Association Center such as yoga, Pilates, knitting, card making, Community Potluck Dinners, Island Treasures Yard Sale and more. This committee also drives the popular annual Smith Island Social.

COVID-19 Update:
Activities are suspended or limited due to the current Executive Order from NC Governor Roy Cooper. Updates will be posted when available.


Prior to COVID-19, the SER Committee sponsored the following activities at BHA's Association Center. The SER Committee is discussing possible activities once restrictions are lifted.

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Knitting
  • Card Making Class
  • Community Potluck Dinners:
  • Veterinary Clinics (held at the Public Safety Complex)
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.
2021 Committee Members:
Betsi Stephen, Chair
Andra Kinlaw
Susan Weaver
Sally Klippel
Suzanne O'Bryant
Debi Byrd
Millicent O'Connor
Kris Riley
Kathy Newman
Jennifer Lucas, Board Liaison

2021 Goals:
1. Bring social activity back to life after the pandemic.
2. Recommend ways to improve communications.
3. Recommend a new name for the committee.


Resource Conservation and Beautification (RCB) Committee

The RCB sponsors the Annual Spring and Fall 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.
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.
2021 Committee Members:
Kay Menk, Chair
Lindsey Owings Zeman
Craig Miller
Janie Miller
Sean Callihan
Paul Stetson
Kim Scagnelli
Lillian Carter
Sandy Kades
Tiffany Williams, Board Liaison

2021 Goals:
1. Continue organizing and implementing Operation Re-Forest — We Forest.
2. Continue organizing and implementing Island Litter Sweeps.
3. Consider swaps of real property with the Village of BHI or the BHI Club.
4. Consider how change can be influenced on BHI; identify areas of real property that can be improved.
5. Partner with the Village of BHI on protecting medians with post and rope.
6. Identify a new chair for next year.


Finance Committee

Bylaws Charge:

  1. Review and advise with regard to the budget of the Association. Submit all recommendatios 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.
2021 Committee Members:
Robert Drumheller, Chair
Mike Herriott
Brent Blackmon
Jennifer Lucas, Board Liaison


Strategic Planning and Long Range Projects (SPLRP) Committee

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.
2021 Committee Members:
Peter Menk, Chair
Greg Wendling
Bob White
Karen Mortimer
Joel Michaels
Scott Thomas
Victoria Lonker
Walter McNairy
Alan Briggs, Board Liaison

2021 Goals:
1. Evaluate the present BHA committee structure.
2. Evaluate the long-range space needs of BHA.
3. Consider the impact that the departure of BHI Limited will have on BHA and on BHI.


Nominating Committee

Bald Head Association 2019