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Home to great folks, rich culture and beautiful views, Eldorado at Santa Fe is a community of 2650 homes situated at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, approximately 25 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza.

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Meet Your Candidates!

There are 4 candidates running for the Board of Director’s election in 2018. They are: Claudia Ahlstrom, Antone Forneris, Emily McCormick, and David Yard.

See the candidates “goals for the community” statement below.

A Candidate Forum will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 P.M. at the Railroad Building. Candidates will be able to present views and ideas as related to a universal question.  An informal Meet and Greet will immediately follow with opportunity for Members to mingle with candidates and to directly ask questions.


Claudia Ahlstrom's Goals:

·         Listening and hearing the voices of the community constituents

·         Being responsive to the needs of the community

·         Preserving and enriching the community and property values

·         Doing research and presenting that research to the Board and community

·         Making decisions relying on evidence-based research

·         Evaluating community assets for maintenance and replacement schedules

·         Promoting community education through forums, discussions, slide shows on various topics – public education, plants, stars, birds, etc.


Antone Forneris' Goals:

I will assist our residents to become better environmental stewards of their homes and land, by establishing a procedure for members to self-certify they use environmentally sound methods for pest control in and out of their homes. This adds value to individual homes and the community.

I will work with Santa Fe County to address the dust pollution from our gravel roads. Continual driving releases crystalline silica particles measuring 10 microns. This minute dust is detrimental to our health, especially the elderly and youth. Clean air increases the community’s value while promoting a healthy environment for all residents and wildlife.

As a member of the board I will draw on the collective wisdom of our residents producing a forward thinking community while protecting our rights to individualism and exceptionalism. The worth of our community combines the intangibles of community pride and plus the value of our homes and amenities.


Emily McCormick's Goals:

My platform will include but will not be limited to:

  • Improve communication between ECIA and our beloved community school
  • Limit/restrict smoking in public places (like La Tienda and The Agora) similar to City legislation
  • Full support of all efforts to improve our deadly section of 285
  • An investigation into HOAMCO’s role in running our HOA - is it worth it? Do we need it? What positive changes can be made?


David Yard's Goals: 

Our community is now 46-years-old, today there are now many more HOA's competing in Santa Fe's well-recovered Real Estate market. This board will need to make tough choices regarding amenities that are nearly a half-century-old.

In addition, to attend to its greenbelts and wilderness areas and to attract a younger membership to participate in the affairs of the ECIA.

This will help assure that Eldorado remains competitive and attractive to those seeking, what I believe to be a most extraordinary, and fine community.