Deadline to vote for the 2016-2017 MSCA Board of Directors is in a few days. Please mail your ballots by Dec 1 or bring them to the Dec 8 Holiday meeting & potluck.
Ballots were mailed to all current members. Extra ballots will be available at the Dec 8 meeting. 1 ballot per household of current members. Vote for 5 members.
Thank you to the following residents of Monte Sano who have agreed to run for a position on the Monte Sano Civic Association Board for 2016-2017.
Judy Berry has lived on Monte Sano for 37 years. In 1978 she married Childs Berry and moved to his house. She fell in love with him and Monte Sano. She is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College where she majored in Elementary Education. She received a master’s degree in Special Ed (Gifted from Alabama A & M) and taught in the Huntsville Public Schools for 18 years. Her son and Childs’ two children both attended Monte Sano School and she has substituted there. She has served on the MSCA board twice and loved it. She is also a member of the Monte Sano Women’s Club and has held most of the offices. She is an active member of Monte Sano United Methodist Church and she loves Monte Sano!!!
Michael Gullion and his family moved to Huntsville just over two years ago. He targeted the Monte Sano area as he has three elementary aged children. His children are in 3rd, 2nd and Kindergarten at MSE and absolutely love it. Michael is the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at SCI Technology and his wife, Donne, is the VP of Programs for the MSE PTA. He recently purchased and moved into their new home on Natchez Drive and love living on the mountain.
William A. Stanley ‘Bill’ and his family have lived on Monte Sano for almost three years. He and his wife Rhoda have three children, Ella-14, Olivia-11, and Will-7. He gives credit to Bob and Gena (Bill’s sister) Crook for positively influencing their decision on Monte Sano after their move from Scotland, UK. Bill is the Director of Global Health Monitoring at Aviagen Group. He would like to work with the Civic Association and help continue to make this a wonderful community.
Matthew G. Taylor was born in Florence, Alabama and moved to the mountain nearly six years ago. He enjoys his home on the mountain with his wife, Marie, and two rescued beagle mixes, Abbie and Sookie. He served on the 2013-2014 MSCA Board and would like the chance to help again. He has a great appreciation for the mountain including its history, landscape, and neighborhood culture. He knows he lives in a very exceptional place. He may have been born in Florence but has planted roots on the mountain.
Elizabeth Thornton has lived on Monte Sano since 1998. She is a mother of two children, a freshman in the band at Huntsville High School and a junior she is home schooling. For the past three years, Liz has been the bookkeeper for the Monte Sano Club. She is a member of Monte Sano United Methodist Church and previously served on the MSCA board in 2011 and 2012. Her degree is in Accounting from UA-Huntsville. She is self-employed working with individuals & small businesses providing accounting and tax services. Elizabeth is interested in maintaining and cultivating the wonderful atmosphere on the mountain for the future.
Ursula Vann moved to Huntsville in 1950 and to Monte Sano in 1962. Her late husband and she raised two daughters here. The older, Kelley Johns, and family have returned to live on Monte Sano. She had a brief early career at NASA as a mathematician. Later she became a potter and has made that her life for the last many years. She supports the Monte Sano Village concept. She also is very much interested in maintaining the eclectic community on the mountain as a green refuge from the growing urban/suburban sprawl.
Greg Wright has been a resident of the mountain since 1974 and is actively involved in many aspects of the mountain community. He is a member at Burritt, the Land Trust, Monte Sano United Methodist, Monte Sano Club, and last served on the MSCA board in 2013. Greg was on the building committee for the addition at the church in 2010-11. Greg remains committed to a community that can reach out to all different groups on the mountain and make it a better place for everyone. He is also extremely interested in working with the proposed development on the mountain to assure it becomes an asset and not a detriment to the community.