2018 – Happy New Year!

Looking back at 2017


The Communication Committee held its first quarterly meeting of the year. This group supports the website, welcomes new residents and photographs community activities.

2017 Communication Committee: Terry Landers, Welcome Program; Susie Moffat, Chair and Webmaster; Ted Smith, Photographer; Kalyan Ghosh, Board Liaison. Not pictured: Jennifer Allen, new member. Photo: Jennifer Allen

The Governors Village POA Board of Directors met January 10, 2017.

2017 Governors Village Board of Directors. Left to right: Daniel Guy, Park Director; Alina Cochran, Association Manager; Kalyan Ghosh, Forest Director and President; Cliff Simpson, At-Large Director and Secretary; Wes Weaver, Village Director; Ted Smith, At-Large Director and Vice-President; John Eberhard, At-Large Director and Treasurer; Bill Hlavac, Lake Director.
Absent: Adele McLean, Townes Director; LaVerne Blankenship, Camden Governors Village Property Manager.
Photo: Sandra Bigas (Talis).


Grounds exploded into color as early spring blooms brightened neighborhoods and lifted spirits.


A major sidewalk repair project took place over several weeks throughout the community.

The POA Board of Directors met March 16, 2017.


Robin and Steve Heesacker hosted TGIS.

Communication Committee held its second quarterly meeting of the year April 17, 2017.

The annual Governors Village Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday, April 15, 2017, featuring story time, yoga and egg hunt and treats.

The annual Community Yard Sale was held Saturday, April 29, 2017.


A TGIS get-together was hosted by Shannon and Adam Novak. Attending TGIS is a great way to meet and get to know your neighbors in a fun and relaxed setting.


The Governors Village POA Board of Directors met May 2, 2017.

Governors Village community held its 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast, Record contributions were collected on behalf of the North Chatham Fire Department.



Social Committee held an open meeting seeking new members and encouraging residents to become involved in the life of the community.

The Communication Committee held its third quarterly meeting of the year Monday, July 17, 2017.

The Governors Village POA Board of Directors met July 27, 2017 finalizing a resolution: Adopting Rules and Regulations With Respect To Dogs In GVPOA.


Residents turned out for the Annual Pool Party and Benefit for The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC with catering by Nana Taco.

The North Carolina Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) acknowledged Governors Village with the 2017 Community of the Year award. The award recognizes the work of our property management company, Talis, the Board of Directors and the various community and neighborhood committees whose volunteers devote so much of their time to the success of the events and the upkeep of the community facilities we all enjoy.

The POA Board of Directors met September 26, 2017.


In October there were two opportunities for homeowners in Governors Village to talk with the Chatham County Sheriff’s office to learn about the current trends with crime reported in the area as well as general safety tips.

Communication Committee held its 2017 fourth quarterly meeting.

After a summer hiatus TGIS resumed. Linda and Dan Chegash kicked off the new season  at their home in the Park. Their Blue Popcorn Band provided live entertainment.

To highlight some key points about the structure of the Governors Village Property Owners Association (GVPOA), Communication Committee published A Governors Village In Depth article.

Governors Village BooFest was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Halloween festivities featured face painting, games, pumpkin decorating and a costume parade, followed by an overnight Family Camp-out in Meadow Park.

Costume Parade


In November we held our annual property owners association (POA) meeting.

The social committee organized a new event, a Turkey Day 5K Gallup on Thanksgiving Day.

Governors Village Turkey Day 5K Gallup


December brought a new social event, sky watching with Morehead Planetarium guides–Cosmos & Cocoa.

Santa visited each of our neighborhoods riding high atop a Chatham County firetruck. Later that evening luminaries lit up the community to support Ronald McDonald House.


Wishing a peaceful and healthy New Year to the Governors Village community and to all residents of the world.

Susie Moffat, Communication Committee Chair and Webmaster, susie_moffat at unc.edu