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Again this year, Covid-19 prevented our having the community Easter Egg Hunt. In spite of this, the Easter Bunny traveled through the neighborhoods in his Bunny Bus brightly decorated for the occasion. Children of all ages got to experience some of the joy of Easter this morning.

We were all able to watch from front porches, steps or windows as the Easter Bunny with his helper drove by in the decorated bunny truck. While his driver drove and beeped the horn, Mr. Bunny waved his greetings to everyone.

Special thanks to the Social Committee, Stefan Moll, Mr. Bunny and everyone else who helped to make this happen.

Pictures from Easter Sunday morning are posted here.

Easter Bunny Visits Governors Village Sunday Morning at 10

The Easter Bunny is making another visit to Governors Village! He will start in the Park this Sunday, Easter Morning at 10 am, and then go to the Townes, Lake, Forest, and Village, in that order. Keep watch and wave from your porch as he rides around waving hello! Please remain socially distant, stay on porches or sidewalks and prevent children from running after the truck for safety.

Thanks and Happy Easter!

GV Social Committee

Governors Village Board Meeting – March 24th – UPDATE

The next board meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, March 24th at 6pm at Saint Thomas More Church in the Saint Martin Room (940 Carmichael St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514).  This is the middle room on the first floor of the administrative building.  The administrative building is located at the far left end of the campus, just left of the church.  All the necessary precautions concerning Covid will be in place (tables will be spaced, masks are required, etc.).  Only 10 people are allowed in the room, so I have also provided information to attend the meeting virtually.

To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 184-672-541

Governors Village Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, May 25, 2-7 PM

The Governors Village Community Blood Drive is now a semi-annual event with the next date scheduled for May 25. It will reoccur on the 4th Tuesday of each May and September from 2-7 PM.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
02:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Governor’s Village Pool
30033 Village Park Dr.

Click here to schedule your Governor’s Village Pool May 25th blood drive appointment TODAY!

Santa, house decorating contest, and more! Saturday, December 19th in Governors Village

Hello neighbors! It’s the most wonderful time of year :)

I asked the elf on the shelf to tell Jack Frost to send Rudolph to ask Santa if he could come to see the children of Governors Village and he said yes!

Since the sleigh will be getting a tune up for the holidays, our friends at the North Chatham Fire Department have offered to give him a lift.

If your household has believers and you will be in town on the morning of Saturday, December 19th, please send me an email directly at (do not “reply all” to the group), with the subject “Santa Clause is coming to town” with your address and which neighborhood you live in (please send by next Wednesday, December 9th). This will help me draw up a route and figure out a start time, etc.

For those on the nice list, there will be a holiday mailbox at both the Village playground and the Park playground you can drop your letters to Santa in, he will pick them up on that morning to take back to the North Pole!

Also, for all the Clark Griswolds in the neighborhood, we are having a home decorating contest this year on that same night! If you would like to enter, email me your address with the subject “GV Home Decorating Contest 2020” and get ready to showcase your holiday cheer. The Social Committee will select first, second, and third place winners out of all houses that enter, and winners will get a special gift. We are sure all the beautiful decorations will warm even the Grinch’s heart.

Looking forward to a safe, socially distant, and fun day with our fellow neighbors!

With cheer,

GV Social Committee

6th annual 5K Turkey Trot

Hello Neighbors! Grab a mask and come out for our 6th annual 5K Turkey Trot!! We will meet Thanksgiving morning at 9am at the Park field steps. ALL ARE WELCOME!! Runners, walkers, strollers, wagons, bikes and scooters! There will be prizes for the 3 fastest finishers! We will also be collecting money for TABLE to help local families over the holidays. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Hope many of you can come out but please, in order to do our part in helping everyone’s holidays be healthy, wear a mask and remember to respect social distancing.

5K Route map

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.