2019 Fair Oaks Ranch Homeowners' Association Annual Meeting of the Members
The 2019 Annual Meeting has been RESCHEDULED and will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Due to the continued need to maintain social distancing and for the protection of our members, FORHA will be conducting this meeting virtually via Zoom. Three persons will be elected to serve as directors for a three-year term which began on January 1, 2020. The revised 2019 Annual Meeting Notice will be sent to the members prior to the meeting and the information needed to join the meeting virtually can be found on the Agenda (click here for information).
If you scroll down, you will find a bio for each of the six candidates running for the Board. The candidates are as follows:
Allison Clark Peter Drew
Rene Gallegos Stephen May
Chesley Muenchow Ryan Schnoke
If you previously cast a ballot prior to August 28, 2020, that ballot is null and void. Due to an agreement in a current lawsuit, all votes cast for any candidates prior to the rescheduling of the final 2019 Annual Meeting of the Members will not be counted. The voting for this election has started over.
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Members Notice was mailed to all property owners on August 28, 2020. If you did not get your notice and you would like to obtain a ballot, you can do so by visiting the FORHA Office at 7286 Dietz Elkhorn, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX or by requesting it via email to HOA@forha.org or downloading it from this website. You will also have the opportunity to vote at the time that the 2019 Annual Meeting is held. Invitations to vote electronically have also been sent out to all property owners with an email address on file with FORHA. If you did not get an invitation, you can still vote electronically by clicking on the red "Vote Here" button on the front page of the website. An access key is required to vote electronically. You can find your access key printed on your Annual Meeting Notice near your name and address or you may obtain it by calling or emailing Judy at the FORHA Office (email@example.com or 210-698-2225) Please note that for security purposes, only one electronic ballot may be submitted per property.
Should you wish to change your ballot, you may do so at any time by submitting a new ballot on a paper form. If you have any additional questions or concerns about voting, please feel free to contact the FORHA Office and speak with Judy.
If you did not receive your ballot, or misplaced it, please click below for a printable Absentee Ballot
2020 FORHA Board of Directors Candidates
Allison P. Clark III, Colonel, United States Army (Retired). My wife, Janet and I moved to Fair Oaks Ranch in 2008. I retired from the Army in 2011 after more than 33-years active duty. My degrees are in political science and health care administration.
I served primarily in human resources for the Army Medical Department in between operational deployments to: Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. I held assignments as commander at company, battalion and brigade-level with responsibility for thousands of Soldiers and multi-million dollar annual budgets. In my final assignment I served as senior military human resources officer at Headquarters, U.S. Army Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston responsible for Army-wide deployment policy of medical personnel and the deployment of Army medical personnel worldwide.
I am 66-years old. My wife and I have five grown children, and five grandchildren. I am generally a fiscal conservative believing in responsible and prudent use of resources. I want to maintain and nurture the country feel of Fair Oaks Ranch that led us to retire here years ago. As Fair Oaks Ranch continues to grow with changing demographics I want to help guide proper planning for the future, while representing all demographics and areas of our community.
Peter Drew is seeking to be elected to the FORHA board of directors for his first term. Peter has many years of leadership experience. He has served as a board Member for SA Moves, a nonprofit benefitting those stricken with Parkinson’s with his most recent position being Chief Financial officer.
Peter holds both a MBA and a BSN. He is a proven leader operator with over 25 years of experience in a multitude of settings, including hospital and multi-facility healthcare management, with a lead role of mentoring and onboarding of new corporate executives. He is currently the CEO at a Specialty Hospital located in San Antonio. Under Peter’s direction he has been able to not only grow and expand the services offered, but increase patient and employee satisfaction in the process.
Peter and his family are 10-year residents of Fair Oaks Ranch. He is proud to call Fair Oaks Ranch home and loves the friendly feel of the community. His passions include most outdoor activities and spending time with his family. Peter believes in listening with an open mind and only makes a decision once all parties are heard, weighing the benefits of all to ensure the best outcomes.
Rene Gallegos is seeking his first term on the FORHA Board. He has extensive community leadership and service. Rene previously served on the Deer Meadows Estate HOA and has served on the Board of the Leon Springs Fire Department for the past 4 years, which services Fair Oaks Ranch.
Rene was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and served in the United States Air Force for 10 years as a Firefighter. For the past 6-years, he and his family have lived in Deer Meadow Estates and remain actively involved with many aspects of the Fair Oaks Ranch community and Boerne Independent School District where their children attend. Rene, his wife Nicole, and their three children, Ella Gallegos, Aviana Gallegos, and Rene Gallegos Jr appreciate living in Fair Oaks Ranch and cannot think of a better place to raise their family, along with their four-legged family members.
As for business and leadership expertise, Rene has been in the Pharmaceutical and Medical device industry for 20 years, and 12 of those 20 years, he is the VP and founder of his own company, Helas, Inc., a clinical research consulting company he and his wife, Nicole, own. He is also the proud owner of a bed and breakfast in Fredericksburg, Texas.
As an accomplished leader in the community and business, he has been blessed to manage all from his home office in Fair Oaks Ranch. Rene is a UTSA alumni where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree. He continues to give back to UTSA in supporting the athletic booster club, and volunteers with a mentoring organization supporting entrepreneurs and students called San Antonio Tech Boosters.
My wife and I have been living here in Fair Oaks Ranch for over 10 years, we were joined by my mother in law, Linda Collins, in 2014. I have served on the FORHA restrictions committee for Units D4 & E for almost 9 years. We all enjoy living in Fair Oaks Ranch.
I am a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, retiring in 2001 after 21 years of service. (My wife is a retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant.) During my career I was fortunate enough to work with some terrific people and together we designed new network strategies that allowed for centralization of network services, keeping many support personnel out of combat zones.
After retirement I began working as a contractor for a major network information technology firm supporting the DoD medical systems and its networks. Though rewarding, after 12 years I retired for good. Now you can find my wife and I playing golf almost every day or working on our home.
I would like to join the board to help enhance the lives of those living on the ranch. I am keen on communication and working together to solve issues. I have seen many positive changes over the years on the ranch and of course, much growth. I believe we can work together to make our lives even better.
Chesley is seeking to be elected to the FORHA board of directors for her first term. Before moving to Fair Oaks Ranch, she served 8 years on her previous neighborhood board. She was elected President two separate terms, and served as secretary, vice president, and treasurer as well. In her tenure as a board member, she worked with her neighbors to mutually solve many issues that arose in their small community. She also organized the first ever National Night Out celebration in their neighborhood and continued the tradition until they left. Bringing together neighbors is something very important to her and will be a goal if elected. Chesley has extensive financial management experience and believes her business acumen as an HOA treasurer will serve the Association well.
Chesley holds an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurial studies from Texas State University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Mary’s University. She owns a small embroidery business that has been in operation since 2012 and also works part time as an accountant. Her passions include being a wife and mom first, her community, animals, and jeeping.
A 1.5-year resident of Fair Oaks Ranch, Chesley and her husband Eric live off Rolling Acres. They have 3 kids Abbey (13), Carson (11), Landon (10). As a family, they enjoy walks in our parks, hiking, camping, and many other outdoor activities. They also have 3 dogs, 3 chickens, 2 cats, and 4 goats they consider family.
My name is Ryan Schnoke, and I would like to be considered for a FORHA Board member position. I have lived at 8811 Gate Forest for almost 4 years.
I previously lived in the Crownridge neighborhood, where I was a member of the Crownridge of Texas Owners Association board of directors for 5 years, the final 3 years as board President. I am very familiar with HOA board duties and responsibilities. I have a firm understanding of governing documentation, enforcement and collections. I am also a firm believer in a board members fiduciary commitment and responsibility to the community that they serve. In my experience, many choose to serve on HOA boards to promote their own interests and desires rather than to carry out this fiduciary duty.
During my time on the Crownridge board, we completed several major projects in the neighborhood, including conversion of 3 miles of wooden fence to rock, updating and improvement of many main road islands, HOA sprinkler system renewal, mailbox replacement and implementation of parking restrictions in certain unsafe areas. I worked for and against several zoning change issues, and successfully worked to keep undesirable retail/commercial establishments out of Crownridge.
I found success in my role as board President by operating as transparently as possible. This included having open HOA meetings to talk about any “controversial” issues in the neighborhood, and I making third parties available for discussion with the full HOA as needed. I developed a productive relationship with our San Antonio City Councilman’s office, and was able to get their assistance when needed. Additionally, I listened to HOA members and put the wants and needs of the community above my personal positions.
If I were to be elected to the FORHA board, I would serve in this same manner. I would encourage dialog with all community members and make decisions based on the input that I received.
Thank you for your consideration.