Committees & Minutes

The Shipyard community has many opportunities for owners to become involved in the planning, execution, and review for all things Shipyard. While the SPOA Board of Directors governs the operation of the community, the day-to-day workings are managed by the SPOA Staff at the Welcome Center.

A description of each committee is listed below. If you are interested in learning more or applying to be on a committee, please contact the Administrative Operations Lead at

Architectural Review Board (ARB)
*meets as scheduled*

The ARB maintains a healthy balance between the development of Shipyard and the natural surroundings managed by a staff architect. It is the architects’ job to review all new construction, tree removal applications, building additions, landscaping, renovations, and any substantial exterior construction. . It is their responsibility, as stated in the Covenants, to ensure the orderly development and renovation of any structure, big or small, within the community. All Shipyard property owners (private residential, condominium, commercial, and timeshare) must adhere to the ARB Guidelines.

Communication and Public Relation Committee
*1st Tuesday of every other month*

This committee’s goal is to introduce, execute, and evaluate different communication and public relation initiatives. They discuss all aspects of communication from the POA to owners, commercial entities, Shipyard Businesses, and rental companies. Communication intiatives include but are not limited to The Anchor, News You Can Use, Feel Good Friday Photos, and the weekly Owner Updates. Working closely with the Beach Club Coordinator, the added task of brainstorming different activities and events for the community is completed. Creating a welcoming and fun social scene for owners is an important aspect of the committee.

Covenant Compliance
*1st Tuesday of every other month*

Working in tandem with the Architectural Review Board (ARB), the Covenant Compliance Committee governs items such as residential use, road and street use, and the overall property maintenance of Shipyards’ common areas. The committee also ensures all property owners are upheld to the Rules and Regulations. The goal is to continue to make Shipyard a community of pride for the property owners, business partners, and any visitors.

Security Committee
*each quarter and as scheduled*

Headed by the Director of Safety and Security, this committee meets once a quarter. Their tasks include, but are not limited to, review of all pass and trespassing violations, the overall security of the Shipyard community, and the enforcement of the Shipyard POA Access Policy. Any questions, concerns, or suggestions must be submitted in writing before review by the committee.

Financial Committee
*twice per year as scheduled*

The Financial Committee assists the Board of Directors and the General Manager in reviewing and establishing a budget for Shipyard POA funds. The committee meets twice a year to establish the goals and budget are being met and managed correctly. The Financial Committee often addresses topics such as the annual Landowner Fees and the catastrophic and maintenance reserve funds.

Marketing Committee
*twice per year as scheduled*

As the community changes and grows, the focus of the Marketing Committee adapts. While it is important for visitors and residents of the Lowcountry to know the beauty that Shipyard offers, the Marketing Committee also focuses on introducing potential homebuyers and investors to all things Shipyard. The committee also focuses on internal marketing, such as website improvements.