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Candidates to the Board

2020 SROA Board candidate bios, videos and voting information.
Note: Candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

Candidate Bill BurkeBILL BURKE was chief probation officer in Marin and Humboldt counties in California for 33 plus years. His field of study was sociology. He has held many positions of authority. He has worked with nonprofit interdisciplinary and other stakeholders. Burke was a consultant for the California Institute for Mental Health, Cathie Wright Technical Assistance Center. He was also an instructor at Humboldt State University and at two California community colleges – College of the Redwoods and Yuba College. In the past, the SROA board appointed him to the Infrastructure & Amenities Master Plan Task Force and the General Manager Taskforce Search committees.

Candidate Scott GilliesSCOTT GILLIES had a career in the apparel design industry with more than 40 years of experience. He was Design Director and Director of Product Development for multiple major companies, including O'Neill, Eddie Bauer, Nike, Nordstrom, J.C. Penney and Cutter & Buck. Gillies also has a background in architecture and teaching. Outside of the workforce, he has managed community sports programs and helped initiate and run Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) educational program in Sunriver. Gillies lived in Seattle, but loves living in Sunriver and the community as a whole for the past 2½ years.

Candidate Clark PedersonCLARK PEDERSON has expertise in economics and finance. He was an investment professional for 37 years and believes in fiscal soundness. He was also a high school teacher and works well with all kinds of people. Pederson has been a homeowner in Sunriver for 11 years. He retired in September 2019 and moved here permanently. He was a member of Rotary International in California. He has also served on a local hospital board of directors and was a member of its foundation board. 

Candidate Randy SchneiderRANDY SCHNEIDER is a retired lieutenant commander with a 20-year career in the Coast Guard. He worked from the galley to captain of his own ship and was the commanding officer on three cutters. His field of study was chemical engineering. He is on the Sunriver Citizens Patrol and a member of the SROA Nominating Committee. Schneider has experience in personnel management, budget planning and decision-making. He sees both sides of issues and has travelled all over the U.S. and the world. 

Candidate Roger SmithROGER SMITH chose accounting as his field of study and has a well-rounded banking and management background. He is a mortgage loan specialist who received written recognition in books by Terry Eilers. In 2001, Smith retired from Bank of America Oregon as vice president and statewide mortgage sales manager. During his career, he developed many software programs that have been used by four major banks. He also taught college classes in banking and finance. Smith has performed professional magic for 40 plus years. He was also a past SROA Board member for six years and past treasurer for the Bend Boys and Girls Club. 

The Ballot Process

 

  • JULY SCENE: A matrix of questions will be answered by each board candidate and published in the July Scene.
  • JULY 10: Ballot and voting information will be mailed to each property owner of record
    • Please follow all directions included in the voter information pamphlet to ensure your vote is valid.
  • 12pm on AUG 8: Election closes and voting ballots must be returned by mail or dropped off and arrive to the SROA administration office to be valid and counted.
    • Ballots may be dropped off in the foyer, open 24 hours, and placed in the locked drop box. SROA administration is located at 57455 Abbot Drive next to the fire/police departments.

Why are you running for SROA Board of Directors?

Bill Burke
Scott Gillies
Clark Pederson
Randy Schneider
Roger Smith
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How do you plan to keep in touch with owners and encourage feedback?

Bill Burke
Scott Gillies
Clark Pederson
Randy Schneider
Roger Smith
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What aspects of Sunriver do you feel adds the most to our quality of life?

Bill Burke
Scott Gillies
Clark Pederson
Randy Schneider
Roger Smith
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What improvements and policies do you feel need to be addressed in the future?

Bill Burke
Scott Gillies
Clark Pederson
Randy Schneider
Roger Smith
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Final thoughts....

Bill Burke
Scott Gillies
Clark Pederson
Randy Schneider
Roger Smith
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