Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Be Sure to Vote in This Year's HOA Board Elections!

The following are biographies of those Green Meadows West homeowner-members who are running for election to the association’s board of directors in 2024.

The election will take place at the Annual Meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Tues., Jan. 30, 2024, at the Johnston Public Library, 6700 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston.

All association members in good standing (all dues paid) may vote in-person, by assigning their proxy to another homeowner-member, or by returning their proxy to the board.

Two candidates will be elected, toward a minimum number of nine board members.

Directors serve terms of three years. Directors are unpaid volunteers.

If you have not received your ballot and meeting-attendance proxy, please contact Association Manager Ben McMenamin at Knapp Property: 515.222.5206; benm AT knappLC DOT com

Ballots and proxies must be received by 12 noon Mon., Jan. 29, 2024 in order to be counted.

Those who attend the meeting, as well as those who have returned proxies, will be eligible for door prizes.

The following biographies are presented in alphabetical order by last name. Candidates who are currently serving on the board are labelled as incumbents.


Carin Birt (Incumbent) joined the Green Meadows West board in 2021, and is the current chairperson of the Outreach and Communication Committee. She has been a Johnston resident since 2009, and moved to Green Meadows West with her family in 2018. Her and her husband Brian have two sons, Reagan (18) and Eli (12). She has been a full-time Realtor® since 1999. You might see her running in the neighborhood with her brown labradoodle Brynn. She also enjoys biking, reading, playing euchre, cheering for Iowa State, and being social.


Jack Sullivan (Incumbent) has served on the Green Meadows West board of directors three separate times over the course of his residency in Green Meadows West. His most recent participation with the Board began in 2019. He currently serves as the 2023 board president, and on the Grounds and Property Committee. Since building their home in Green Meadows West in 1998, Jack and his wife Linda have raised two daughters here. He takes the fiscal management responsibility of our association seriously, and appreciates working with neighbors to make the value of our homes grow, in ways that benefit each homeowner and the City of Johnston. He believes that Green Meadows West continues to be known as one of the most desirable suburban neighborhoods in the Des Moines metro area.

2024 Association Meeting is Jan. 30 at Johnston Public Library

The next annual meeting of Green Meadows West Homeowners’ Association (GMWHOA) members is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Tues., Jan. 30, 2024, at the Johnston Public Library, 6700 Merle Hay Rd., Johnston.

Please note this is a change of time and venue. The municipal Crown Point Community Center is not available this year, due to renovation.

The association’s officers will present reports, including a 2024 operations budget. An election of board members will be conducted. Meeting materials, including the official meeting notice, ballots, proxies, and candidate biographies, will be distributed via postal mail in early January 2024. 

Proxies may be assigned to the board for purposes of achieving quorum, or may be assigned to a neighbor who plans to attend. To encourage meeting attendance or proxy-returns, there will be drawings for two cash awards of $100 and one of $50!

For more information about the meeting, please contact: Association Manager Ben McMenamin, Knapp Properties LC, 515.222.5206; benm AT knappLC DOT com