The Shouse Village Community Association is governed by a volunteer board of directors which is committed to maintaining a high quality of life for all and managing community assets and programs.
The Association is a non-profit corporation governed by its original Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions that apply to every property in the community. Homeowners are entitled to one voting membership per household in the Association and are entitled to the use and enjoyment of the common grounds and facilities: community center, playground, swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, walking trails, etc.
Volunteer Board of Directors
A volunteer board of nine directors is elected by the members to serve a two-year term. The Board meets monthly and conducts the day-to-day business of the community. The Board is assisted in its work by a number of committees, staffed by resident volunteers, who help manage many of the community’s ongoing activities.
Every January, the Association conducts its annual meeting where members elect new directors to the board, review the annual budget and dues assessments and decide other matters affecting the community.
A number of committees serve by appointment of the board of directors to help with governance issues, maintenance of assets, and community activities.
Architectural Control — This committee is dedicated to preserving the physical attractiveness and desirability of the community while imposing minimum constraints on the private property rights of the community’s homeowners.
Pool Committee — Members of this committee hire and oversee pool management that services the pool facilities and hires pool managers and lifeguards.
Swim Team Committee — Members manage all aspects of the community swim team—home of the Shouse Sharks—a member of the Northern Virginia Swim League (NVSL).
Finance Committee — This committee supports the Treasurer and advises the Board. Members of the finance committee are stewards of SVCA’s long range funding needs to support our valued community assets. We work with other directors to align investment and maintenance needs, and develop a plan for our capital spending.