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 , well-maintained and friendly community .
KICA owns and maintains 1,005 acres of common residential and parkway land including 319 landscaped acres and parks ; 126 lakes that encompass 342 acres ; 60 linear miles of streets including curbs , gutters and subsurface drainage ; 19 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 . It also provides 24 / 7 security services and operate two security gates .
Member Volunteers : KICA is very grateful for its volunteers . Thank you to the members who donate their time to better the community by sharing their talents and expertise .
Board of Directors : KICA ’ s seven-person board of directors sets policy and provides strategic direction for the association . The member directors are elected by the membership at the annual meeting . Kiawah Partners ( KP ), the master developer , appoints the sole developer director annually .
Members : 4,555 Member Households 8,267 Individual Members
Countries Our Members Are From : U . S ., Canada , France , Germany , Hong Kong , Ireland , Jordan , Saudi Arabia , Singapore , Switzerland , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom , US Virgin Islands
Full-Time Staff : 108
Maintenance : 43 Land Management : 30 Mechanic Shop : 3 General Maintenance : 7 Lakes : 3