Photos: 2017 BooFest


2017 BooFest Costume Parade

The 2017 Governors Village BooFest was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  The weather was picture perfect as families gathered at the Governors Park playground for Halloween festivities. The event featured face painting, games, pumpkin decorating and a costume parade, followed by an overnight Family Camp-out in Meadow Park.

Thanks to Heather Schultz, Kelly Venditti, Jennifer Brondon, John Eberhard and the many other volunteers who participated in making this year’s BooFest successful. Photos are courtesy Jennifer Allen, Communication committee. [Click on an image to view the photo gallery.]

Social Committee: Heather Schultz, schultz.heather at

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village)

Minutes – Communication Committee October 30, 2017

The Governors Village Communication Committee held its final quarterly meeting of the year Monday, October 30, 2017. We are pleased to welcome a new member this month, Jeff SooHoo. Thanks to Terry Landers for preparing the attached minutes.

Susie Moffat, Communication Committee Chair and Webmaster, susie_moffat at

Communications Committee Minutes October 30, 2017 (PDF)

Also See:
Communication Committee section of the Documents page (Welcome Letter and the Website Content Policy)

Agenda – Communication Committee Meeting Monday, October 30, 2017

The Governors Village Communication Committee holds its 2017 fourth quarterly meeting on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

The meeting agenda is attached.

New members are always welcome. Joining communications is a great way to get involved in our community.  Our function is to share information—provide timely, accessible and accurate information to residents in the community about Property Owner Association (POA) business and community events.

Communication Committee Agenda, October 30, 2017 (PDF)

Susie Moffat − susie_moffat at
Ted Smith − tsmith9856 at

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Meeting, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:30 PM

Alina Cochran of our property management team shared an email that was sent to Governors Village and Townes of Governors Village homeowners:

Dear Governors Village Homeowners,

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office scheduled a meeting with our homeowners on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will be held in the Community Room at Camden Apartments located at 100 Avery.  This is an informal meeting with Officer Richard to talk about the current trends with crime reported in the area and general safety tips.  Please use street parking so Camden residents have their parking spaces to use.

Your Management Team

Contact: Alina Cochran, PCAM®, AMS®, CMCA®| Association Manager
d 984 220 8659 | f 919 376 8800
Towne Properties Raleigh District| 8305 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 200 | Raleigh, NC 27615 |

TGIS October 28, 2017

Please join your Governors Village neighbors as we kick off this year’s TGIS at the home of Linda and Dan Chegash (30182 Ruffins in the Park) on Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 from 7-9 pm.

The Blue Popcorn Band will be providing free, live entertainment to go along with corn hole games and a fire pit will be burning. You are encouraged to “dress up” in your costume as Halloween is just around the corner. This will be a great time to relax and catch up with new and old friends Hope to see you there!

Please bring your beverage of choice and a dish to share. This is an adult event.

TGIS hosting opportunities are still available, please contact Robin Heesacker.

Robin Heesacker, 2017-2018 TGIS Coordinator, heesacker.robin at

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village)

Governors Village In Depth: Property Owners Association (POA)

A Governors Village In Depth article by Susie Moffat, Communication Committee.
Designed to be of interest to new and long-term residents alike, this occasional series is aimed at exploring and explaining how our community operates. 

With the Annual Property Owners Meeting coming up in November this seems like a good time to reissue an In Depth article originally published in 2016 describing some key points about the Governors Village Property Owners Association (GVPOA).


The next GVPOA meeting is the Annual Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Meeting details and slate of candidates have not been announced yet for this year, but the meetings are usually held at Mount Carmel Baptist Church with sign-in beginning at 6:30 PM. Owners are encouraged to mark calendars to attend this important meeting in order to exercise their rights and responsibilities as property owners.

At the annual meeting property owners have an opportunity to vote to fill open board seats. Board members provide an update on the past year’s activities, improvements, and plans; present a financial report, including the budget for the new year; recognize volunteers and welcome new residents; and answer questions from the owners.

Ahead of the annual meeting, here is a refresher on how this community is structured.

Governors Village Property Owners Association (GVPOA)

POA 101. What Is Governors Village POA?

A property owners association (POA) is an organization established to govern a private community.  Homeowners in this community are automatically members of the master Governors Village Property Owners Association (GVPOA or POA).

GVPOA is governed by a board of directors elected by its members and a set of rules called bylaws.

What Constitutes Governors Village Community?

Six neighborhoods comprise the community of Governors Village: the eponymous Governors Village, along with Governors Park, Governors Forest, Governors Lake, Townes of Governors Village and Camden Governors Village Apartments.  The last two neighborhoods may bear further explanation.

Camden Governors Village Apartments

Camden Governors Village Apartments has separate ownership, management and amenities from the rest of the Governors Village community, but as described in the bylaws is represented with one director’s seat on the community’s governing board.

Townes of Governors Village

The Townes neighborhood is a sub-association. Legally known as Townes of Governors Village Maintenance Association, it is a separate corporation, has its own officers and holds its own annual meeting in the fall for the homeowners. Within the Townes neighborhood, there are two sections of townhomes, the Townes and the Lake Townes.

The neighborhood’s owners pay dues to both the Townes sub-association and to the master Governors Village Property Owners Association (GVPOA). They contribute the same dues to GVPOA as other neighborhoods, with additional monthly dues to run the townhome association. While there are some areas of overlap between the townhomes sub-association and the master association, there are other areas, such as repainting of townhomes, that are not shared.

As part of the master Governors Village Property Owners Association (GVPOA), the Townes has one director seat on the GVPOA Board. Its owners are eligible for the three at-large directors on that board as well.

How Are GVPOA Board of Directors Chosen?

As mentioned earlier, GVPOA is governed by a board of directors elected by its members and a set of rules called bylaws. There are nine seats on the board.

The apartment (Camden Governors Village Apartments) owner member is entitled to elect one director. Historically the apartment property manager has filled this position.

The remaining eight residential members of the POA board are elected to three-year terms by the community’s homeowners during the annual meeting, usually held in November. These elected board members donate many hours of service to managing and improving the community.

Each of the neighborhoods (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes, Village) has one (1) director seat, and there are three (3) at-large directors who can be from any of the neighborhoods.

Three seats come up for election every year. No director may be elected to more than two consecutive three-year terms. Directors must be owners, but none is required to be a resident of North Carolina.

Board members elect officers at their first board of directors meeting each year.

Responsibilities Of The Board

As set out in the bylaws, the business and affairs of the master association are managed by its Board of Directors.

A guiding strategy set by the POA Board in 2008 described this mission.

The Governors Village Property Owners Association, through the oversight and authority of its board, is responsible for beautifying common areas, providing community activities and amenities, the design and enforcement of protective covenants and, as a result of these activities, protecting property values.

Board meetings are conducted by the board president.

In addition to overseeing budgeted items, the POA Board considers proposals from the different committees and homeowners for projects that are not budgeted, but which add value to the community. Other projects correcting community problems are discussed and when necessary, the management company (Talis) is requested to obtain proposals for the POA Board’s evaluation.

Board Meetings

The board usually meets on the third Thursday of odd-numbered months at the Community Room, Camden Governors Village at 6:30 pm. Meeting schedules are subject to change, but the management company can confirm their time and place. Upcoming meetings and agendas usually are published on the community website.

Residents are welcome to attend board meetings. Each meeting includes a homeowners forum during which residents may speak.


The GVPOA governing documents, including the Bylaws and the Covenants, are located on the Documents page, along with a summary of POA rules and regulations.

Minutes from GVPOA Board of Directors are published on this website and on the management company website once they have been approved by each member.

Governors Village Strategy – Mission, core values, vision, objectives, 2008-2011


POA Board of Directors – see Contacts

Management Company – Talis Management Group

Governors Village In Depth – Susie Moffat, susie_moffat at

Governors Village In Depth is sponsored by Governors Village Communication Committee.


Minutes – POA Board of Directors Meeting September 26, 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). May 2, 2017.

The Governors Village POA Board of Directors met September 26, 2017 at the Community Room of Camden Governors Village Apartments.

The September meeting minutes are attached.  Numerous items were discussed. Please take a moment to review actions by the board and projects underway throughout the community.

Future 2017  Meetings: November 28 (Annual Meeting)
The current board is pictured above. As mentioned in the minutes, Bill Hlavac presented and the board accepted the nominating slate of members for 2018.  Elections for open board positions will take place at the annual meeting on November 28, 2017.

An amendment was made under the Finance Report to the previous set of minutes from July. Amended July minutes are attached.

Governors Village POA Minutes, September 26, 2017 (PDF)
Governors Village POA Minutes July 27, 2017, Amended (PDF)

Alina Cochran, Community Manager – acochran at (919.878.8787 x7204)
POA Board of Directors – see Contacts



RSVP Now For BooFest Saturday, October 21, 2017

It is time to RSVP for the annual Governors Village BooFest to be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  Please respond by October 14.


2017 Governors Village BooFest Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 4 – 6pm
Governors Park Playground

4:00 pm – Festivities begin! Face painting, Fairy hair, Kids’ games, Pumpkin decorating
4:45 pm – Costume Parade
5:00 pm – Food Trucks – Merry Franksters & Latin Grill

After BooFest – Family Camp-out in Meadow Park

Volunteer Or More Information

BooFest:  Kelly Venditti, kellyvenditti at

Family Camp-out:  John Eberhard, j.eberhard at

Social Committee: Heather Schultz, schultz.heather at

2017 BooFest Flyer

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village)