IHCA 2020 Board of Directors Elections

By May 28, 2020June 16th, 2020Connections, IHCA
IHCA Board District Map

About the Candidates

The following candidates have been approved by the IHCA Board of Directors to be placed on the 2020 Board of Directors election ballot for Districts 2, 4, and 6. Voting will open the first week of June and close on June 19, 5 p.m. See the postcard mailed to you, and below, for more information.

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CLICK HERE for the top 10 FAQs for the upcoming election.

District 2

Bryan Shiflett

Bryan Shiflett

How long have you resided in Issaquah Highlands? 9 years.

Educational background: Bachelor of Science in computer science; M.B.A.

Association experience: IHCA Board of Directors, 2018 to present; IHCA Architectural Review Committee (ARC), 2018 to present.

Why would you like to serve as a director? I have enjoyed being a director for the past two years and would like to continue to be involved in the community. I will continue to advocate for individual homeowners while upholding the interests of the larger neighborhood and association as a whole.

District 4

Shivakumar Bosedevarahatti

Shivakumar Bosedevarahatti

How long have you resided in Issaquah Highlands? 17 years.

Educational background: Master’s in structural engineering.

Association experience: Serving as a director on IHCA Board of Directors and as a member of the Finance Committee for the past 2.5 years. I have volunteered in several Grand Ridge Elementary and Pacific Cascade Middle School activities, science competitions, food bank organizations, Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts activities, etc.

Why would you like to serve as a director? I have been in U.S. for almost 30 years and in the Highlands for almost 17 years. It has become a home away from home. My kids were born here. Currently, my daughter is at the University of Washington and my son is going to be in high school soon. They enjoyed so much here while growing up with all the facilities around. I want to give back and serve the community that has given all of us so much.

Elizabeth Parker Gregg

Elizabeth Parker Gregg

How long have you resided in Issaquah Highlands? 11 years.

Educational background: Graduate of the University of Redlands and the London School of Economics. Former Microsoft and Amazon business development and advertising executive.

Association experience: Current member of the IHCA Architectural Review Committee (ARC). Two-year Highlands Day mascot. Additional volunteer work includes Issaquah Food Bank, Court-Appointed Special Advocate, and Red Cross Hero Award recipient.

Why would you like to serve as a director? As a long-time resident of the Highlands, I feel incredibly thankful to live in a such a vibrant and inclusive community. I want to continue to serve the community I have fallen in love with and chose to raise my family in. I want to dedicate more time to making Issaquah Highlands special and to help provide transparency, receive feedback, and foster a true sense of community.

District 6

Greg Underwood

Greg Underwood

How long have you resided in Issaquah Highlands? 13 years.

Educational background: B.A. in political science, Oregon State University; M.B.A., Atkinson Graduate School, Willamette University.

Association experience: Current IHCA Board of Directors, 6th district representative (since 2018). Former board member of Issaquah Little League.

Why would you like to serve as a director? I am proud to be your current board of directors’ 6th district representative since 2018. The Highlands is an amazing place to live and I enjoy working with my neighbors to keep it financially sound and a desirable place to live. Thanks to the work of the IHCA staff and board, we have focused on keeping the Highlands beautiful and financially strong. I look forward to continuing as your representative.

Sanjay Mahajan

Sanjay Mahajan

How long have you resided in Issaquah Highlands? 6 years.

Educational background: I hold an M.B.A. in finance from DePaul University in Chicago.

Association experience: I work as a general manager in the hospitality industry. Over the past several years, I have been a part of several community organizations. I currently sit on the board of the Educational Foundation of the Washington Hospitality Association, the Technical Advisory Board of South Seattle Community College, and on the board of Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking. In the past, I have served on the board of the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, and the Hotel/Motel Advisory Board for the city of SeaTac. I regularly volunteer as a guest lecturer at South Seattle Community College and at Highline College.

Why would you like to serve as a director? I really love living in the Highlands and would like to volunteer my time in continuing to enhance the living and working experience of the residents of our community. I am also interested in impacting educational and cultural programming, improving the safety in our neighborhood, and supporting local businesses.

2020 IHCA Board of Directors Elections Top 10 FAQs

Board positions for districts 2, 4, and 6 are open for election in 2020. Scroll up to see information about each candidate on this page.

The IHCA will again use VoteHOANow.com as an online voting service. Voting will open the first week of June and close on June 19.

Election results will be announced at the IHCA annual meeting on June 24.

Here are the answers to some common questions about voting and online voting:

  1. What if I didn’t receive the post card with the registration code? Contact the IHCA Monday -Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and request your unique registration code. You can email deborrah.o@ihcommunity.org or call 425-427-9257.
  2. What if I own multiple properties? Every lot is entitled to one vote. If you have multiple properties, when you register your unique registration code, you will already have your properties and correct number of votes to which you are entitled.
  3. When can I vote? The voting website will be open at 9 a.m. on June 1 and closes at 5 p.m. on June 19.
  4. Can I change my vote? The unique registration code is only good for one vote and the site will not let you back in.
  5. Do I get a confirmation email on how I voted? Yes, one will be sent to the email address provided at the time of registration.
  6. What if I do not want to register? You must register with your unique code in order to vote online.
  7. What happens with the information I provide at the time of registration? Your information is confidential to the IHCA and will not be shared or sold to any third party.
  8. What if there are multiple owners on a property? Decide who in your household gets to vote. Each lot gets one vote, regardless of the number of owners.
  9. Can I get a paper ballot? I do not want to vote online. Yes, ballots can be requested by contacting the IHCA office. Your unique registration code will be written on the ballot by a member of the IHCA staff to avoid duplicate votes.
  10. What if I want to talk to someone prior to voting regarding candidates? The IHCA team is here to help. Give us a call and we will be happy to assist. See the content on this page for information about each candidate. This information is also available on the voting website.