Why I Resigned my OGC Membership
The following is an OVA news release posted today from board president, Steve Spanier.
“The recently announced news that the Oakmont Golf Club (OGC) is to be sold forces the Oakmont Village Association (OVA) to immediately address the importance of the golf club to our community. I can’t continue to sit on the sidelines; this issue is now urgent.
As a result, effective Feb 28, 2019, I resigned my OGC membership. Our legal counsel, both past and present, agree that there are no longer material conflict of interest constraints and I may now participate in OVA board discussions and votes on the OGC issue.
To date, VP Tom Kendrick has led the OVA effort to decide whether and how OVA should provide financial aid to OGC. Going forward, Tom and I will work together to address this urgent issue with the highest priority.
Thanks to the openness of the new OGC Board, we are now able to share with you much more about our thinking and what we’re doing. Look for regular articles in the Friday eblast and in the Oakmont News.
All of this kicks off March 5th when, following the OVA project oversight training workshop, the OVA board will hold a wide-ranging public discussion of options available to the OVA and our thoughts about them.
I consider this to be the most urgent issue Oakmont has faced in decades. From now on, I will be “all in” working to protect resident interests and will keep you informed as we go.
Unfortunately, at this point, there is no pain-free solution to this problem. Addressing this issue will create some community dissent. But I’m very confident that, working together and openly, we will make progress and find a way to serve the best interests of Oakmont.”