About Us

2024-2025 WVOHOA Board of Directors & Officers
Nance Briscoe, President, Jefferson County
Sam Collins, Vice President, Pocahontas County
Lucile AB Sasser, Secretary, Berkeley County
Jim Campbell, Treasurer, Berkeley County
Bob Deitz, Director, Kanawha County
Tom Moore, Director, Mineral County
Jason Rainville, Director, Berkeley County

Three-year terms are staggered in compliance with WV Code §31E
Contact: directors@wvohoa.org

Standing Committee
2024-2025 WVOHOA Legislative Review Committee (LRC):

John Bsharah, Chairman*, Kanawha County
Sam Collins, Pocahontas County
Maggie Baker, Hampshire County
Carolyn Hefner, Raleigh County
*LRC Chair is nominated & elected by the Committee
Chair is then appointed to a three-year term by the WVOHOA Board of Directors.
Contact: laws@WVOHOA.org

The LRC’s responsibilities are: follow WV and Federal legislation concerning new &  amendments relating to planned communities in WV. Interact with the National Uniform Law Commission and Community Associations Institute.

WVOHOA Membership Committee:
Contact: Nance Briscoe, Chairman
appointed 2009 – no term requirement

This committee’s responsibilities are based upon outreach, information and encouragement in joining other homeowners & communities in WV.

Background:

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  (EPOHOA) when several Berkeley and Morgan County HOAs, who shared our same concerns and a strong desire to work together toward the same goals and objectives, joined our organization.

By 2019  we again changed our name for the last time to the West Virginia Organization of Homeowners Associations, Inc., (WVOHOA) to encompass our expansion to all 55 WV counties, our purpose remains the same.

Our combined efforts to share information and increase knowledge includes community associations, individual homeowners and businesses across the state of West Virginia.

Learning:

Building of planned communities surged in the Eastern Panhandle during 2000-2008 with thousands of individual homes, condominiums and townhouses available on the open market.

Homeowner associations were deemed responsible for financially supporting their infrastructure – common areas; a servitude borne by the HOA’s individual homeowners. Most difficult remained restrictions that run with the land and the unique requirements. Due to the number of questions by homeowners, the West Virginia Organization of Homeowners Associations, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, first registered as the Jefferson County Organization of Homeowners Associations, Inc.,  grew from the necessity for answers to assist homeowners and their boards of directors .

The sole mission of WVOHOA is sharing information – increasing knowledge which focuses on issues relating to the preservation and promotion of the present and future welfare of homeowners. Names & synonyms for homeowners associations include, but are not limited to:

  • Homeowners Association (HOA)
  • Condominium Association (CONDO)
  • Condominium Owners Association (COA)
  • Planned Unit Development (PUD)
  • Common Interest Community (CIC)
  • Common Interest Development (CID)
  • Property Owners Association (POA)
  • Planned Neighborhood Development (PND)
  • Private Residential Community (PRC)
  • Residential Community Association (RCA)
  • Senior Living Community (SLC)