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POA Annual Meeting and Open Board Seats

On December 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM, the Governors Village Property Owners Association will hold its Annual Meeting via a virtual meeting. Instructions on how to participate will be provided in November. Please mark your calendar now, so you will be able to attend this important meeting in order to exercise your rights and responsibilities as a property owner. There are six Governors Village Board of Director seats OPEN for election:

  • Governors Village Seat: Currently held by Michael Barefoot
  • At-Large Seat: Currently held by Ted Smith
  • At-Large Seat (one-year term): Currently held by Matt Valentine
  • Governors Forest Seat (one-year term): Currently held by Don Prost
  • Townes of Governors Village Seat (one-year term): Vacant

Details regarding the open seats are as follows:

  • Unless otherwise noted the terms are for three-year terms.
  • The Lake, Forest, Village and Townes seats may only be held by a property owner from that neighborhood. 
  • At-Large seats may be held by a property owner from any neighborhood within the Governors Village community. 
  • The Board meets in the evenings and has 6 regularly scheduled Board meetings per year plus work sessions as needed.
  • A nominating committee has been established to select and present to the Board of Directors potential nominees for the open seats – Chris Gamber, Cliff Simpson and Ted Smith are representatives of the Nominating Committee.

We are searching for interested property owners. Prior experience on HOA or non-profit organization Boards is helpful, but not required. If you have a desire to serve the community, we would be very interested in talking with you. Please respond no later than October 30, 2020.

If you are interested in being considered for any of the open Board seats, please provide a brief paragraph about yourself and photo for community distribution, and why you wish to be nominated to Association Manager Alina Cochran of Towne Properties via email at: Please contact Alina at 919-878-8787, ext. 7204 or a Governors Village Board Member, if you have questions. Additional Annual Meeting information will be sent in November.

Dog Swim Sunday, September 27

Attention Governors Village dog owners! The annual dog swim will be held this Sunday, September 27th from 10 am – 12 pm in the Park pool.

Friendly, well mannered dogs are invited to come take a dip while supervised by their owners. The pool itself, and therefore swimming, is for DOGS ONLY.

Dog owners will be responsible for their dog. Please be courteous to everyone and keep an eye on your dog while at the pool – and as with everywhere else in Governors Village, you are responsible to pick up after your dog.

Please bring your own water bowl, and practice safe social distancing.


Govenors Village Social Committee

Voting Options for Governors Village

At home voting:
Submit an application for an absentee ballot now:
Ballots will be mailed starting September 4.
Return by mail to your county election office:
Chatham County Election Board
P.O. Box 111, Pittsboro, NC 27312
You or your close relative or guardian can hand carry your witnessed ballot to your county election office:
8:00AM – 5:00PM Mon-Fri
984 Thompson Street, Suite D
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Counting of Absentee Ballots begins September 29.
A ballot tracking system will be online starting mid-September. You will be able to tell when your ballot is counted.

Early Voting:
Thursday October 15 – Saturday October 31 at any early voting location in your county.
Mon-Fri 8:00AM – 7:30PM
Sat 8:00AM – 3:00PM
Sun 12:00PM – 3:00PM
41050 Moring Drive, next to the ABC store, is our closest early voting location.
You or your close relative or guardian can also hand carry your witnessed absentee ballot, marked at home, into any early voting location in your county.

Election Day Voting:
November 3 at your location
6:30AM – 7:30PM
41050 Moring Drive for Governors Village

Pool Season Extended

Great News – Governors Village POA will extend the 2020 Pool Season by closing on Sunday, September 20 instead of closing on Sunday, September 13! Depending on weather, another one week extension may be considered, and will be announced by the end of next week if approved. Have a great weekend

Mexican Food Truck -Thursday, September 3rd 5-7pm


Hello neighbors!

After several requests we are happy to announce that we’ve arranged for the delicious Mexican food truck, Ta Contento, to come sell in the pool parking lot this Thursday, Sept 3rd from 5-7pm.
We are hoping for a great turnout (so spread the word!) so that we can have them in our neighborhood every other Thursday. Ta Contento food truck is known for large portions, clean and organized service, and delicious authentic food! For more information about different ordering options and procedures, please read the message below. Their menu is attached :)
Be on the lookout for some safe, social-distanced events we are planning to host over the coming months. More info to come regarding Halloween and the holidays! Any ideas or suggestions you have are welcome! Please feel free to contact someone our Social Committee: Jen Belk, Kelly Venditti, or Stephanie Orchard-Hays with suggestions!

Governors Village Blood Drive September 24

Blood Donation Flyer

Thanks to all who made our recent blood drive such a huge success. Many folks suggested that we host a follow-up event once enough time had passed so everyone could safely donate again. The need for blood continues to be urgent.

We’ve allowed for plenty of time for another donation, plus the weather will be much more enjoyable in late September. Please consider signing up now while the thought is fresh, and encourage your friends and family to participate.

Here is the link for scheduling your appointment:

September 24th 2020, 2-7pm, Governors Village Pool.

Thanks for your support, Michael Barefoot, 10015 Fountain

PS: Everybody says that their website is not the easiest to maneuver. If you would like assistance with signing up, I will be happy to do it for you. Please email me directly or call me at 919-942-1485 with the following required information: (1) your full legal name, (2) your birth date, (3) your email address.





July 1, 2020

On June 16, 2020, Cliff Simpson a former POA Board member approached the Board about holding a Blood Drive. The Board quickly supported the idea and current Board member Michael Barefoot volunteered to make all the arrangements. This was all done in just two days.

60 Volunteers signed up, so The Blood Connection brought an additional Bloodmobile to accommodate everyone.

On July 1, 2020 two Bloodmobiles arrived at the Pool Parking lot. Their names are Wilma and Billy and they came completely staffed.


Donors began to arrive promptly at 2:00 PM and were quickly processed so they could enter one of the Bloodmobiles and donate their blood. Everything was well organized so donors could make their donation, collect their rewards including a box of French Chocolate Truffles courtesy of Michael Barefoot and Tim Manale.

Altogether an exceptionally smooth operation.

Everyone wore masks and as much as practical maintained social distancing. There was a humorous moment when one homeowner did not immediately recognize a neighbor because she was partially hidden behind her mask.

Although some would-be donors did not meet the requirements to give blood there were several walk-ins to help make up any difference.

Donors leaving the Bloodmobile proudly displayed the colored band covering the place where the blood was drawn.


As an added convenience, Michael became a volunteer babysitter so that the child’s mother could make her blood donation.

People remarked on how convenient it was to have this opportunity within our community.

The Blood Drive continued into the afternoon but your intrepid photographer left for cooler pastures. For this reason, not all donors are shown in the pictures but they are heroes none the less.

Please enjoy the pictures of this very special event. Whether or not you donated blood, the Board of Directors is interested in knowing if we should do this again and any other comments you would care to make. Please e-mail your thoughts to

Thank you for stepping up to save lives”.