You can find this information on the Kings Contrivance Community Association website:

Village Elections

The nomination period has now ended, and the nomination petitions have been validated and accepted by the Election Committee.

We have 5 people running for 4 open seats on the Village Board and 2 people running for 1 open seat as Columbia Council Representative for Kings Contrivance.


The ballot order, which was randomly drawn by the Election Committee, will be as follows.

For Columbia Council Representative:

1 seat available

  • Shari Zaret
  • Broderick Young

For Village Board:

4 seats available

  • Fred Niziol
  • John Woodson
  • Dean Christmon
  • Barbara Seely
  • Ferzana Havewala

We will hold candidates’ night on Wednesday, April 7 at 7pm via zoom.  If you would like an invitation to the meeting, contact

Absentee ballots will be available April 8-22. They will be available outside of Amherst House (we are available by appointment only) and can be returned by mail or deposited in the secured mailbox outside of Amherst House.  They will also be printed in our newsletter, The Crown Prints April 8 issue. Absentee ballots are also available to residents upon request. Absentee ballots must be received by April 22 at 9pm.

In-person voting will take place at Amherst House on April 23 from 5 -7pm and April 24 from 9am – 1pm.

The current Village of Kings Contrivance Columbia Association (CA) Board member is Shari Zaret

Interesting fact – an email sent out by The Rouse Project endorses a candidate (Mark Cruz) in Kings Contrivance for the CA Board. This endorsed candidate is not listed by the Kings Contrivance Community Association on their website for the village election in 2021. Not sure what that is about just yet but I will try to have more on this at a later date.

There is also some information coming out of of the Village of River Hill about their upcoming election that may be of interest to folks in that area. Stay tuned as I continue to gather more information and I await their Village to post election information on their website.

I am back to working my way through these village elections gathering as much information as I can for the community.

Other Village Centers on my list to write about include:

  • Dorsey’s Search
  • Long Reach
  • River Hill

Here is information about village elections in 2021 covered by this blog:

I may try and setup some online interviews with candidates for CA Board in some of the Village Center elections. This might be a good way to promote the upcoming elections and learn a little about the candidates. Stay tuned as I will announce those interviews on Scott E’s Blog Facebook page and post those interviews on the blog site.

Scott E