As we enter the holiday season, the board has a full plate of issues it is working on including Short Term Rentals (STR), discussed elsewhere in this newsletter, review of our Association’s operations, review of Fair operations, and the usual issues such as zoning requests.

December also brings to a close the 50th anniversary of the King William Association.  In June 2016, a committee was formed and assigned the task of coming up with activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary.  The activities included a neighborhood-wide party in the spring, Fiesta medals, Christmas ornaments, flags, and the updated re-publication of The King Willian Area: A History and Guide to the Houses, among other activities.  The year-long celebration was to conclude with a fundraising gala in December.  Several members raised concerns regarding the event, including the attendance limited to 50 members, the cost ($125 per ticket) and the amount of money that would be raised.  The board discussed the event and decided that it was in the best interest of the Association to cancel the event.  As part of our effort to diversify our revenue base, we will look at whether such an event is a feasible opportunity in the future.  I want to thank committee members Shawn Campbell, Curtis Johnson and Amanda Strickland for their fantastic efforts celebrating the KWA 50th anniversary.  Our 50th year was a major success!

I want to wish each of you and your family and loved ones a joyous and safe holiday season!

-Chris Price