Board Mtg – Tues, April 4

Board Mtg – Tues, April 4

The April 4, 2023 Board meeting will be held online at 7:30pm via Zoom. The meeting link will be posted by Monday, April 3, 2023.

Please Note: Candidates’ Night will be held prior to the Board meet at 7pm.

For agendas, minutes, and more information click here.

Village Elections 2023

Village Elections 2023

Two Village Board positions and the Columbia Council Representative position will be filled at the annual Long Reach election on Saturday, April 22, 2023.


The order in which the candidates appear was selected randomly.

VILLAGE BOARD (2 open positions – 3 Candidates)

  • Saura C. Sahu (Kendall Ridge)
  • Dr. Lillian Norris-Holmes (Kendall Ridge)
  • Nina Basu (Phelps Luck)

COLUMBIA COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE (1 open position – 3 Candidates)

  • Allan Klima (Phelps Luck)
  • Reginald (Reg) T. Avery (Jeffers Hill)
  • Rick McCray (Kendall Ridge)

View the Candidates’ Statements.


Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7pm

Candidates’ Night 2023 will be virtual via Zoom. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask questions!

The Zoom meeting link will be posted on our website no later than noon, March 31, 2023.


For information, please email the Election Committee members or


Who Can Vote:

Owners and tenants of Columbia Association assessed property in Long Reach in good standing are entitled to vote. Only one vote per ownership or tenancy interest will be counted. Note: Tenants must have a copy of their current lease on file at Stonehouse.

How to Vote (three options):

Long Reach Community Association members will have three options for voting: online, by mail, or in-person on election day. Ballot Priority: If multiple ballots are submitted for a single property, the first ballot received has priority.

  • In-person: Polls will be located in the lower level area of Stonehouse, 6110 Foreland Garth,
  • on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:30am to 1:30pm. Current, valid identification is required of everyone voting in person on Election Day. If you are a tenant, you must also bring a copy of your current lease. Copies will be made at no charge.
  • Online: Please follow the instructions on the Absentee Ballot. Online voting closes at 4 pm, Friday, April 21, 2023.
  • By mail: You may vote by absentee ballot, either by returning your mailed ballot or requesting a ballot by mail or in person from Stonehouse. All absentee ballots must be received at Stonehouse by 4 pm, Friday, April 21, 2023, or by a member of the Election Committee no later than midnight, Friday, April 21, 2023.

Important Reminder: Please make sure you read and carefully adhere to the instructions on the postage paid envelope. We require the full legal name of the owner or tenant, Long Reach address, signature, date, and the requirement to circle either TENANT or OWNER.


View the Election Rules


Saturday, April 22, 2023 • Stonehouse (lower level area)

Come out and vote—Plus enjoy these fun activities!

  • In-person voting – 9:30am – 1:30pm
  • Paper Shredding – 9am – Noon: Safely and securely dispose of sensitive information. FREE for Long Reach residents (ID Required). $10 for all others. Limit 3 grocery bags/banker boxes per household. The event is over once the truck is full. This is not a drive-through event. Participants must be able to carry their shredding from their car to the shredding truck.
  • Native Plant Giveaway – 9:30am – Noon: Pick-up a beneficial and beautiful native plant for your garden. First-Come, first served.
  • Ceramics Sale – 9:30am – Noon: Stop by Columbia Art Center’s outdoor spring ceramics sale. Functional pottery & decorative ceramics at affordable prices. Ideal for gift-giving, home use, and decorating! All works are created by students and instructors of Columbia Art Center.

Evening/Weekend Staff Position

Evening/Weekend Staff Position

Long Reach Community Association is looking to fill the part-time position of Facility Assistant. This position assists residents and customers during evening and weekend facility use.

Candidates must have strong customer service skills, be able to effectively work independently, be available to work flexible hours, including Saturday and Sunday mornings (8:30am – 2pm).

Free CA Membership. Great position for a college student or someone looking for extra income.

Interested candidates should submit resume to

Vacant Board Position

Vacant Board Position

The Long Reach Community Association is looking to fill a vacant position on its Board of Directors with a term ending April 30, 2024.

Interested Long Reach residents may submit an application to the Village Manager/Executive Director via email at or drop it off in-person at Stonehouse during business hours. Application Deadline is 1pm, Friday, May 5, 2023. Interviews will be scheduled for May 16, 2023 prior to the Board meeting.

LRCA Board of Directors Position Description

LRCA Board Appointment Application

Sewells Orchard Pond Retrofit Project

Sewells Orchard Pond Retrofit Project

A Howard County construction project to improve the stormwater management pond in the vicinity of 6364 Tamar Drive in the Village of Long Reach will include the removal and replacement of the existing spillway to bring the pond into compliance with current Maryland Department of the Environment requirements. 

A public meeting was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation as well as a recording of the meeting are attached below. Comments on the material presented at the October 26th meeting are requested to be sent to by close of business on November 18, 2022. A copy of the original design plans are attached below, as well, and are for discussion only. The design plans will be revised and re-posted when a revised design is finalized.

A public meeting was held on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation, a separate copy of the proposed grading plan, as well as a recording of the meeting are attached below. The design plans will be revised and re-posted when a revised design is finalized.

For more information, including plans and meeting presentations, visit

CA Rep Position Filled

CA Rep Position Filled

LRCA CA Representative

At its Special Meeting held on February 8th, the Long Reach Village Board appointed Josh Friedman to the position of Long Reach Columbia Council Representative to fulfill the remaining term ending April 30, 2023.