I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday and are ready to start getting prepared for the Christmas Holiday Season. It’s a busy time of the year!

The VHA Leadership has been busy updating our Strategic Plans.  I am excited about some of the things we are planning for 2022.  To kick off the New Year I am pleased to announce that Kenny Blocker, Assistant Director of the Villages Center Community Development District (VCCDD) will be presenting “Where Does the Money Go?” This very popular and informative program will focus on how our amenity fees are spent, what they pay for and what they don’t pay for, plus explain the non-ad valorem individual CDD maintenance fee on our tax bill.  In short, what are the responsibilities of the The Villages Community Center District (The Villages CCDD) and how is this different from the individual Community Development Districts. This meeting, that will be open to ALL Village Residents, will be held on January 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Everglades Regional Recreation Center. In addition to our longtime residents, I hope to see many of our newer VHA members and residents.

We are still finalizing the plans for our next Regional Meeting that was originally planned for January.  I expect to have more details available in the next issue of The Voice.  Meanwhile, if you have ANY questions or concerns, please let me know.

 Our executive Board is also working to schedule more of our educational programs and General Meetings at either Everglades or Ezell.  Believe it or not, these facilities are already heavily booked and it is sometimes difficult to get suitable rooms for the dates we want.

Roger Kass, Interim Vice President