Columbia Council Candidates’ Statements

Meet the Candidates!

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 5, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: WL Village Election 2022 Candidates’ Forum

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 815756

 Candidates for the Wilde Lake representative

to the Columbia Council

(One open position)

Tina Horn Candidate Statement

My family moved to Wilde Lake because I’ve been in love with Jim Rouse’ vision since I learned about it. Based on my volunteer work from Cub Scouts, to PTAs, to anti-racist work through my faith community, and community organizing with People Acting Together in Howard (PATH), I think that we need leadership in the Columbia Association that will honor his vision and bring it into the 21st century.

In my first year, I advocated for the re-opening of Faulkner Ridge pool; DEI-valuing language in the CEO’s performance evaluation; and renewal expansion of CA’s Minority Business policy. CA passed a solid budget with a new process that changed community input opportunities, leading to significant participation, including many reporting that this is the first time they had ever participated. There is still much work to be done for Wilde Lake and Columbia. I would be grateful to continue to serve you.

Bill Santos Candidate Statement

As a proud Columbia resident since 1972, I bring a unique set of knowledge and experience to be the best CA representative for Wilde Lake residents.  Over the last 20 years I served in leadership roles at many local organizations, to include the Wilde Lake Village Board, the Howard County Planning Board and the PTA’s in Wilde Lake.

Moving forward, we must develop community financial, environmental, and cultural resiliency. We must provide affordable CA memberships. We must reinvest in Columbia neighborhood amenities and engage our community.

I present a different approach from our current CA representative.  If elected, I will provide regular updates to Wilde Lake residents about what is going on at CA.  The best way to improve our community is to ensure communication is frequent and clear.  We have not had that in the last year.  Please vote for me, and let’s make this community better, together.