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An advocate for homeowner associations on our panel observes: 
 "Condominium and Property Owners’ Associations are representative democracy in action – elected volunteers donate their time and talents for the greater good.  When owners and residents are active and engaged in their Associations, there are no better advocates for the aesthetic and financial integrity of their communities." 

Others see associations as less benign as private citizens on association boards seem to wield powers similar to a government.  Lawsuits have broken out over whether an owner could build a treehouse (Westridge), post a sign supporting the candidate of one's choice (Alexandria), display an American flag on a mailbox (Montclair) or have a mailbox that wasn't metal and monogrammed with the letter W (Bowie, Md.).  In the latter case, brought by one of our panelists, 96% of the homeowners had incurred a cost of $500 each for the mandated mailboxes before his legal challenge was decided by the court.   

Is the protection of property value worth the surrender of individual choice to architectural review boards and the like?  What mechanisms are there to keep leaders of homeowner associations from "going too far?"  Do new laws like the 2015 Virginia Homeowner Bill of Rights restore the balance of power? 

The distinguished panel:

Panelists

Sheyna Burt

 Manassas attorney, who focuses on representing homeowner associations 

 

Dr. Keith Strong, Bowie, Md.

  Scientist and homeowner, who recently won a judgment against his homeowner

association 

 

Sen. Scott Surovell

 Fairfax Co. attorney, who represents homeowners challenging decisions of homeowner associations

 

Gayle Whitlock 

Lake Ridge Business Woman 

 

Moderator

John Harms

Committee of 100 Treasurer,

A military lawyer residing in the Montclair community  

 

Members and Public Invited

RSVP to

Carol Proven: carol.proven01@gmail.com

Please note:  An RSVP is requested from everyone for planning purposes only.

There is no charge for the program.

Dinner is $25.00/person for members, $30 for non-members.






February 2017
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 Prince William Committee of 100-2016-2017 Program Year



      The  Prince William Committee of 100 provides a non-partisan, educational forum to study essential interests, problems and goals of the people of Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park
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CURRENT NEWS Delegate Rich Anderson, presented a joint House-Senate Memorial Resolution celebrating the life of the late William H. (Bill) Mastbrook, one of the founders of PWC-100.

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We have just concluded our 26th year of service to Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park with another year of great programs focusing on elections and issues of interest to the local communities. 
  








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