KICA Annual Reports 2015 - Page 7

6 Year in Review - What KICA Does The Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA) exists to preserve and enhance the quality of life and property values of its members. It accomplishes this by providing a framework to establish and enforce community expectations and standards; by undertaking and implementing strategic and operational planning; and by leading the staff of well-trained employees who are committed to quality service. Through its programs and services, the association plays a leadership role in ensuring that Kiawah Island is a beautiful, safe, wellmaintained and friendly community. KICA owns and maintains 987 acres of common residential and parkway land including 301 landscaped acres and parks; 119 lakes that encompass 342 acres; 56 linear miles of streets including curbs, gutters and subsurface drainage; 18 miles of leisure trails, most of the public boardwalks and beach access paths; the Sandcastle Community Center; Rhett’s Bluff boat launch and the Cinder Creek Pavilion, boathouse and dock. We also provides 24/7 security services and operate two security gates. Member Volunteers: KICA is very grateful for the more than 200 active volunteers who donate their time to our organization. Thank you to the members who better this community through sharing their talents and expertise. Board of Directors: KICA’s seven-person board of directors sets policy and provides supervision. The member directors are elected by the membership at the annual meeting. Kiawah Partners (KP), the master developer, appoints the sole developer director annually. Committees: Finance Human Resources Major Repairs and Replacement Community Center Digest Production Governance Kiawah Regime Council Land and Lakes Member Appeals Nominating Security and Safety Full-Time Staff: 102 Ad Hoc Groups: Amenity Planning Group Greenhouse Volunteers (Kiawah Garden Club) Holiday Decorations Kiawah Cares Volunteers Neighbors Helping Neighbors Administrative Office Administrative: 17 Livability: 3 Members: 4,364 Member Households 8,016 Individual Members Seasonal Staff: 17 Recreation: 10 Land Management: 6 General Maintenance: 1 Countries Our Members Are From: America, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, US Virgin Islands Maintenance Land Management: 27 Mechanic Shop: 3 General Maintenance: 7 Lakes: 3 Security Gate and Patrol: 28 Administrative: 2 Commercial Pass Office: 2 Recreation Full-time: 10