Hollister Ranch Owners Association
The Hollister Ranch Owners’ Association
(HROA) was formed in 1971. Every December the HROA convenes its
annual meeting to discuss issues, vote on particular matters and
elect a board of five property owner directors to govern the activities
on the Ranch for the coming year. A meeting of the Board of Directors
is held at least once a month. Additional special meetings are convened
from time to time to address specific issues that may arise.
The board employs a manager who in turn hires a staff of approximately
30 employees who serve in the following departments:
In addition to the HROA manager,
several staff members work in the Association office that carry
out the bookkeeping and communication functions for the membership
of property owners. In addition, the Design Committee Coordinator
performs her duties here to guide and facilitate the development
plans for owners, and the Nature Preservation Supervisor coordinates
all of the Ranch’s preservation and conservation activities.
Roads & Facilities
The gentlemen in this
department are charged with maintaining the infrastructure of Hollister
Ranch. Their primary responsibility is for the care of the125+ mile
common road system that winds through Hollister Ranch. Other tasks
involve the maintenance of the many structures and other facilities
on the three parcels owned by the HROA and responding to emergencies
in the two fire engines owned by the Association.
The principal role of the Security
staff is to govern access into Hollister Ranch at the entrance gate
at Gaviota. Other functions include a patrol of the road system
and of the Beach Recreation Common Area. Members of the Security
staff are also trained in emergency procedures for the protection
of those on Hollister Ranch.
The Committee System
Hollister Ranch Design Committee
committee is mandated by the HROA CC&Rs, and is responsible for development
oversight and is guided by the Design Committee Rules and the CC&Rs.
The Design Committee consists of five members and three alternates
appointed by the HROA Board of Directors. Three of the members are
property owners and two are architects employed by the Association.
The Board of Directors appoints the following committees in an
advisory capacity. The committee system provides an avenue for owners
with special interests and expertise to offer their services to
the Board. Any owner can volunteer to serve on any of the committees
A growing institution
that is tasked with the protection and preservation of the flora
and fauna within the Hollister Ranch. This committee works
closely with the Design Committee and the Hollister Ranch (Cattle)
Cooperative to ensure that the unique natural environment found
at the Ranch will be maintained for the benefit of future generations.
Finance Advisory Committee
this committee has worked with the ranch manager and the Board of
Directors in the preparation of the annual budget. The FAC has also
provided ongoing oversight of expenditures. In addition, the committee
anticipates and projects outlays that may have not been previously
Beach Use and Rules Advisory Committee
activities within the Common Areas of Hollister Ranch require attention,
the BURC provides suggestions to the Board of Directors with regard
to possible courses of action.
Roads Advisory Committee
committee reviews the status of the 125 miles of common paved, gravel
and dirt roads serving Hollister Ranch. Recommendations regarding
road policy are forwarded to the Board of Directors.
Watershed Stewardship and Rangeland Enhancement Committee
natural environment at Hollister Ranch is enhanced with the cattle
grazing that takes place on the 136 parcels. This committee reviews
and researches techniques that can be used to further ensure the
health of the landscape.
Other committees include the Hollister House Committee and
the Special Events Planning Committee. From time
to time the Board of Directors may constitute special committees
consisting of interested owners to address specific matters that
Board of Directors also appoints various task forces. Distinct from
the above committees, a task force is an appointed body that addresses
explicit topics and consists exclusively of individuals the board
sees as particularly qualified to the specific assignment at hand. Two
ongoing task forces are worthy of mentioning, as they are particularly
important to the effective governance of the Ranch.
Stewardship Task Force
appointed group of owners works to enhance Hollister Ranch property
interests and values and protect the privacy of all owners as well
as protect the Ranch from outside challenges by developing mutually
beneficial relationships with outside interests, improving the image
of the Ranch and participating fully in the larger communities of
which Hollister Ranch is a part.
Reserves Task Force
task force reviews the reserve study, and makes recommendations
to the Board of Directors with regard to treatment of assets owned
by the Association.