Dock Rep Nominations Open

Dock parties are a great way to build community | photo by Sandy Harford | post by Larry Clinton

Annual elections for dock reps and alternates will be conducted in October. So far, most reps and alternates have agreed to run for another term, but the following slots are still open:

Issaquah Dock Rep and Alternate
Liberty Dock Rep
South 40 Alternate
Van Damme Dock Rep
West Pier Alternate
Yellow Ferry Dock Rep

To be nominated, an individual must be a member of the Floating Homes Association (FHA), and a resident of the community (homeowner or renter).

General duties of your Dock Representative:


  • Attend monthly FHA board meetings (dock rep or alternate) where floating home issues and news are discussed

Dock Communication

  • Let residents know about events (parties and meetings, for example) and results of FHA Board meetings
  • Solicit input from dock residents about issues they have living in the community (and issues the Board is considering)
  • Work with Dock Safety Captains on emergency preparedness
  • Email dock news to the Floating Times and encourage residents to submit articles
  • Organize dock parties and other activities
  • Encourage residents to participate in and/or volunteer for floating home community activities

FHA Communication

  • Give new residents’ contact info to Membership Committee and Database Coordinator
  • Welcome new dock owners and residents, and explain what the FHA does for the community
  • Deliver welcome packet to new residents, introduce them to the Floating Times, and encourage FHA membership

General Perks of being a Dock Representative:

  • Connecting with neighbors
  • Getting to know your dock and its residents (owners and renters)
  • Meeting with your counterparts on other docks to share what works and what doesn’t work

If you are interested in nominating yourself or anyone else, contact FHA Administrative Coordinator Linda Sempliner by email or at 415-717-6278 ASAP. FHA members will receive ballots for their dock to vote by email. Results of the elections will be announced after the November 10 FHA Board Meeting.