About Us5-Member Board of Directors

2017-2018 OFFICERS:
Bob Ayrer – President
Nance Briscoe – Vice President
Keith Veler – Treasurer
Phyllis Smock – Secretary
Connie Suddueth – Member at Large

DIRECTORS’ TERMS are staggered in compliance with WV Code 31E [see definition below]

Contact: directors@epohoa.org or info@epohoa.org

Legislative Review Committee:
Contact: vacant, Chairman – UCIOA 36B (appointed  – no term requirement)

EPOHOA Membership Committee:
Contact: Nance Briscoe, Chairman – (appointed 2009 – no term requirement)

The idea and the need, for this organization grew from conversations with several Homeowners Associations’ officers who regularly attended an every other month breakfast.

From these discussions, it became apparent HOAs in Jefferson County had many of the same problems, concerns and issues. Although many of the concerns were countywide, some of the concerns were more localized to a specific HOA issue. However, they were still the same issues and concerns that affected many communities throughout the Eastern Panhandle of WV.

Several of us believed that working together, in a synergistic effort, we could resolve many of these problems, issues and concerns through discussion, sharing of solutions and communication between HOAs and to our community members. Jefferson County Organization of Homeowners Associations, Inc. (JCOHOA) was formalized in August 2009.

In June of 2011, the Jefferson County Organization of Homeowners Associations, Inc. (JCOHOA) unanimously voted to expand the organization to the Eastern Panhandle of WV when several Berkeley County HOAs, who shared our same concerns and a strong desire to work together towards the same goals and objectives, joined our organization.

Although we have changed our name to the Eastern Panhandle Organization of Homeowners Associations, Inc., (EPOHOA) to encompass this expansion, our purpose remains the same.

Our combined efforts to share information and increase knowledge includes HOAs, individual homeowners and businesses from Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Lewis Mineral, Morgan, Pendelton and Tucker counties of West Virginia.

BACKGROUND: Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
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DIRECTORS’ TERMS are staggered in compliance with WV Code 31E

§31E-8-806. Terms of directors generally.
(a) The terms of the initial directors of a corporation expire at the first members’ meeting at which directors are elected or, in the case of a corporation without members entitled to vote for directors, at the first annual meeting of the board of directors, unless their terms are staggered pursuant to section eight hundred seven of this article.

(b) The terms of all other directors expire at the next annual meeting of members or the annual meeting of the directors if the corporation does not have members entitled to vote for directors, as the case may be, following their election unless their terms are staggered under section eight hundred seven of this article.

(c) A decrease in the number of directors does not shorten an incumbent director’s term.

(d) The term of a director elected to fill a vacancy expires at the next meeting at which directors are elected.

(e) Despite the expiration of a director’s term, he or she continues to serve until his or her successor is elected and qualifies or until there is a decrease in the number of director.

§31E-8-807. Staggered terms for directors.
(a) The articles of incorporation may provide for staggering the terms of directors, other than ex officio directors, by dividing the total number of directors, other than ex officio directors, into up to five groups, with each group containing approximately the same percentage of the total number of directors, as possible. In that event, the terms of directors in the first group expire at the first annual meeting of members or, in the case of a corporation without members entitled to vote for directors, at the first annual meeting of the board of directors, after their election, the terms of the second group expire at the second annual meeting of members or directors after their election, the terms of the third group, if any, expire at the third annual meeting of members or directors after their election, the terms of the fourth group, if any, expire at the fourth annual meeting of members or directors after their election, and the terms of the fifth group, if any, expire at the fifth annual meeting of members or directors after their election. At each annual meeting thereafter, directors are to be chosen for a term of two years, three years, four years or five years, as the case may be, to succeed those whose terms expire.

(b) If a corporation has cumulative voting pursuant to section seven hundred twenty-seven, article seven of this chapter, this section applies only if there are at least three directors in each group.


Past EPOHOA Directors/Officers:
Richard Sussmann – Member at Large June 2014- July 2016
Anne Kask, President, August 2015 – June 2016
Josh Arzt, President July-August 2015
RosaLee Riggins, Interim President June 2015
Neal Nilsen, Acting President March 2014 – May 2015
Pete Appignani, President August 2009 – March 2014
Phyllis Smock, Secretary 2012- current
Laura Taylor, Secretary 2009-2012
Elliot Simon, Treasurer 2009-2015
Nance Briscoe, Member at Large 2009 – current, Vice President 2016 – current