DIPOA Monthly Meeting: Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 11am (annual meeting)

Candidate Bios 2024

2024 ELECTION OF OFFICERS

CANDIDATES

Kelly Haughton

Island Address: 1200 Biloxi

Email: Haughton.kelly2@gmail.com

My vision for Dauphin Island is for it to remain the quaint village I knew I wanted to reside in since I was a teenager.  My vision as a board member of the DIPOA includes bringing transparency of the Board’s activities to its membership, as well as bringing important issues that face the Board to the membership for a vote so that the members are not excluded.  My belief is that each Board member should act with utmost honesty, and be ethically responsible to its members.  Having DIPOA properties and easements for beach access available to its members and their families, (all of their family) is also an issue I would like to address.  Maintaining DIPOA properties for the use and enjoyment of its membership and having tenants who produce income for the DIPOA is paramount.

Relocating from Mobile to the Island 18 years ago was among the best decisions I have ever made.  My son, who is a charter boat captain here on the Island, and his family now reside at the Inez address listed above.  When my son started his family, he purchased a house in the “Village” where I now reside.

My experience as a registered paralegal, a litigation insurance adjuster, and business owner in Mobile, has required that I act with honesty and integrity.  I would act ethically as an officer of the DIPOA Board of Directors and ensure that each of your concerns relating to DIPOA business is addressed.

Thank you for your consideration in allowing me to serve your DIPOA.

Kay Pinegar

Island Address: 2336 Bienville

Email: kaypinegar@gmail.com

I am Kay Pinegar and I would like to represent you on the DIPOA board. Rick, our daughters, and I moved to the island in 1994.  I have  a B.S. degree in chemistry and taught science for 19 years at Alma Bryant High School, the local high school for island children.

Over  the years we have lived here we have seen many changes.  We watched our children grow up, survived many hurricanes, saw lots of new buildings built, stood helplessly by as the beach washed away over time, and witnessed many other changes. One thing I realized from all of this is that when determining what is best for Dauphin Island you have to think long term.   The island is very dynamic and changes quickly.  Today’s quick fix may create a problem for tomorrow.

I feel the most important function of the board is running and maintaining the Isle Dauphine, the neighborhood parks, and other properties the DIPOA owns.  The properties provide much value to the membership.  I encourage all properties owners to take more advantage of these properties.  I would love to see the Isle Dauphine to become the social center for the DIPOA membership.  Besides golf and the pool I have attended plays and art classes at the Isle Dauphine in the past.  I would like to see more activities happen at the Isle Dauphine.

The membership of the DIPOA is very diverse.  The board must strive to represent all of its members.  It should avoid taking the side of one group of members over another.  The board and its members need to put personal interest aside and work for what is in the best interest of the island as a whole.  The board and its members should be able to discuss issues respectfully even while expressing different view points.  I hope to be able to help facilitate a more cohesive board.

I know the island.  I am familiar with the issues facing the future of the island.  I have previously served on the board  and understand how it works.  I would appreciate your vote for DIPOA board.   Thank you.

David Snyder

Island Address: 316 Audubon Place

Email: ds8171a@yahoo.com

I am writing to express my interest in running for a position on the Dauphin Island Property Owners Association (DIPOA) Board of Directors.

My name is David M. Snyder, and I currently reside at 316 Audubon Place, Dauphin Island, AL 36528. You can reach me at (610) 573-4096 or via email at ds8171a@yahoo.com. I am also serving as the President of the Audubon Place Property Association.

Since its establishment in 1954 to promote tourism, DIPOA has played a vital role in preserving the tranquility and allure of Dauphin Island amidst changing times. It is imperative for DIPOA and the Town of Dauphin Island to collaborate closely in safeguarding our unique way of life.

As one of the Gulf Coast’s last treasures, preserving the island’s history, lifestyle, ecology, and integrity is essential for its continued growth and prosperity. In light of the year 2024, traditional methods of conducting business, such as informal agreements, are no longer sufficient. It is crucial to establish and enforce clear rules and regulations to uphold our community standards.

I bring to the table a strong educational background with a degree in Business Management from Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, and over three decades of professional experience, primarily with Mack Trucks Inc. in Allentown, PA. Throughout my career, I have honed my skills in negotiation, customer service, sales, and global procurement, which I believe would be valuable assets to DIPOA.

My wife, Lisa, and I purchased our home on Dauphin Island in 2018 and made it our permanent residence in September 2020 upon retirement. We cherish the island, our neighbors, and the sense of community we have found here.

I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to contribute to the DIPOA and to work collaboratively with fellow members to address the challenges facing our community.

Thank you for considering me for a position on the board.