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Directors reject participating in self-evaluation

By Greg Ellison

(April 29, 2021) Opposition from two members of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors last Wednesday led Director Dr. Colette Horn to withdraw a motion to go into closed session to discuss the directors’ self-evaluations.

Horn said the grounds for entering closed session last week was because it involved personnel matters, and more specifically a discussion of a proposed self-evaluation process to gauge the performance of directors and officers.

The vote was 5-2 with board members Tom Janasek and Doug Parks in opposition.

Photo by Greg Ellison
Ocean Pines President Larry Perrone looks on while Director Dr. Colette Horn presents a quickly withdrawn motion to enter closed session last Wednesday.

After Association President Larry Perrone began to announce the vote tally, Horn objected.

“The commitment made about a month ago was consensus,” she said. “The effectiveness of this kind of activity is really predicated on consensus commitment [and] since two directors are no longer committed, I’m withdrawing my motion.”

In late March, Horn introduced the proposal to have board members complete a detailed survey. Horn said at the time the evaluation form would be used as a starting point to develop plans for improving board inner workings.

Horn had said the evaluation’s purpose is to foster professionalism among directors as they operate the association in a business-like manner.

Horn claimed the initiative would keep the board focused on “accountability to stakeholders and transparency to membership.”