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Elections of the new Nosara Community Development Board
Change of Board took place in orderly fashion and with great participation
By Hayleen Noguera

The meeting between the Community Development Association of Nosara (ADCN), the National Direction of Community Development (DINADECO) and about 80 Nosareños was set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18 in FUCAN’s facilities. However, the meeting started 35 minutes late because it was interrupted by Cuyo Ávila, Municipal Trustee, requesting from DINADECO the results of the audit they performed of the management and use of money collected in civic festivals. But the members of DINADECO and the acting President of ADCN, Javier Gómez López, rejected the request, explaining that “the results had already been given in the previous meeting and that this, being a special meeting, would only deal with one specific theme: the election of the new board of ADCN.”

In a letter to DINADECO signed in 2009 by Marcos Ávila, ADCN was accused of inadequately managing public funds and the board was even asked to resign due to “unwise business affairs and deficient administration against community interests.” Based on this document, DINADECO conducted an audit and, according to Gómez López, “the result of this was only congratulations as nothing was found lacking in the administration.” Up until the date of publication, VON wanted to obtain a copy of the resolution but it wasn’t provided.

Finally, after Ávila showed himself in agreement with the objective of the meeting, the election proceeded, which confirmed Marcos Ávila Alvarado as President, Freddy Brenes as Vice President, Bianca Mayorga as Treasurer and Jorge Arrieta as Secretary. The voting members are Carmen Martínez, Juan Luís Ramírez, Marina Cordero and as Counsel, Juan José Guevara.

Once the new board was elected, Carlos Villalobos, President of the Nosara National Commission of Emergencies, asked that the new members share with the community what their future projects will be, but Gómez López along with DINADECO responded that it would take to much time and it was already late.

Interview Carlos Villalobos
(CNE) ADCN Contributor

VON: What is your opinion about what occurred in this special meeting?

Today we finished a difficult project; in this last year, they’ve had the Association under audits; work has been detained by people that, instead of coming to help, slow things down. And to the contrary of having problems, the Ministry of Health recognized us as one of the best organized Associations, and DINADECO congratulated us for having all our documents up to date and our accounts clear.



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