(843) 681-8800

The Hilton Head Plantation Property Owners' Association (HHPPOA) represents the property owners of Hilton Head Plantation.

The HHPPOA is run by a nine-member elected Board of Directors which set Plantation policies concerning governance, recreation, security, communications, architectural standards, covenants enforcement, management, and maintenance of the facilities owned by HHPPOA.

Governing Documents:(others can be found under Documents/Forms/Minutes)

Amended Declaration
 Amended By-Laws
Covenants - Class "A" Residential Building Standards

How the Planned Community Concept Works

Hilton Head Plantation Property Owners Care About Their Community

  1. Plantation property owners work to maintain and enhance property values
  2. Plantation property owners volunteer for advisory committees including:

No time to volunteer?

We care about your opinions! The HHPPOA encourages input from residents.

HHPPOA Board of Directors

March 2023 - March 2024


Carlton Dallas  President  Chair, Executive Committee
Margie Lechowicz Vice President  Chair, Nominating Committee
Lori Schmidt Treasurer  Chair, Finance Committee
Ed Schottland  Secretary  Chair, Recreation Committee


Jordan Berliner  Chair, ARB - Architectural Review Board
Rex Garniewicz  Chair, Covenants Committee
Mike Harris Chair, Maintenance Committee
David Barnum  Chair, Communications Committee
Keith Schlegel  Chair, Security & Safety Committee

HHPPOA Organizational Chart-at-a-Glance

The following illustrates the organizational structure of the HHPPOA created to provide services for Hilton Head Plantation property owners.

As you can see from the chart, HHPPOA is comprised of property owner members, a volunteer governing body that includes a nine-member Board of Directors and its advisory committees, and a staff of customer service professionals representing six departments.

Hilton Head Plantation POA Volunteer Opportunities

There are plenty of ways to volunteer in your community. One of those ways is to join an HHPPOA committee.

Call (843) 681-8800 or e-mail us at hhp@hhppoa.org for more information on how to join a committee and for other volunteer opportunities in your community.

The HHPPOA committee system depends on you. This very active committee system, operating in an advisory capacity to the HHPPOA Board of Directors, relies on civic-minded, interested property owners volunteering their time, talent, and energy to sit on HHPPOA committees and advise the Board on matters of concern to the community.  Most committees are comprised of six members plus a Board member who serves as Chair.

Following is a description of the HHPPOA committees and their functions. To contact an HHPPOA staff person about one of the following committees, send an e-mail to the appropriate staffer here. A printable Interest Form for POA Committees is located in the Documents section of our Website.

Architectural Review Board

This group meets once a month to review all property improvement requests submitted by residents for new home construction and exterior changes or additions to Hilton Head Plantation homes. Volunteers for this committee should be familiar with the Plantation and its basic architectural guidelines. Some form of architectural, engineering, or design background and the ability to read blueprints and understand building facts would be helpful.

 Chair - Jordan Berliner
 Members: Dale Strecker, Brad Hix, JT Landreth, James Slavetskas, Patricia Smith, Jack Toti, and Bob Zinn.

Finance Committee

This committee meets monthly and provides expertise and recommendations to the Board on financial and administrative matters and in planning an asset management program. The committee also reviews and makes recommendations regarding the development and allocation of the POA's financial resources. The committee reviews the HHPPOA Operating Budget and the adequacy of insurance coverage.

 Chair -Lori Schmidt
 Members: Daniel Clare, Jerry Cutrer, Susan Fishel, Paul Lambdin, John Zmarzly, William Zurilla, Brent Bower (alternate), and Steven Wooldridge (alternate).

Communications Committee

This committee meets monthly and oversees the HHPPOA's communications effort, including Plantation Living and HHPPOA Website policies, marketing, and promotions. Members provide input on publication policy, advertising, and other Plantation-wide communications issues, including new technology.

 Chair -David Barnum
 Members: Sherry Beck, Barbara Conway, Louise Dreuth, Sue Henderson, Steve McManus, Phoenix Smith, James Daniel (alternate), and Tom Hoppin (alternate).

Election Committee


Recreation Committee

This committee meets monthly to advise and assist the Board in developing policies and programs relative to community leisure-time programs. Committee members are to represent the program interests of the entire community and are not appointed to promote a specific leisure activity.

Chair -Ed Schottland
Members: Richard Dugan, John Forsythe, Kristy Graham, Bob Huisman, Earle Nirmaier, Mary Wilcox, Lois Wilkinson (alternate), and Steve Yingling (alternate).

Security & Safety Committee

This committee meets monthly to advise the Board on policies regarding the protection of life and property of HHPPOA owners and residents.

Chair -Keith Schlegel
 Members: James Brunk, Bob Clemens, James Doherty, Mike Dreuth, Tim Henderson, Paul Underwood,  Jeff Heslop (alternate).

Covenants Committee

This committee meets monthly to advise and assist the Board in developing fair and consistent policies regarding compliance by owners and residents with the provisions of the Hilton Head Plantation Property Owners' Association Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions and the Rules and Regulations as determined by the Board.

Chair -Rex Garniewicz
 Members: Dave Adams, Ray Borg, Robert Gluszik, Neal Post, SNancy Powell, Mark Shrum, Earl Nirmaier (alternate), and Jacqueline Emery (alternate).

Maintenance Committee

This committee meets monthly to advise and assist the Board in developing policies for the preservation and enhancement of the physical assets and infrastructure of the HHPPOA, particularly in regard to the maintenance of and improvements to the buildings, grounds, roads, and facilities.

Chair -Mike Harris
 Members: Roger Benning, Ray Borg, Robert Gluszik, Neal Post, Nancy Powell, Mark Shrum, Jacqueline Emery (alternate), and Earle Nirmaier (alternate).

Nominating Committee

This committee meets in the fall and winter, as necessary, to carry out their duties. The committee reviews the applications of members seeking to become candidates for the Board of Directors. When making their selection, the committee considers such factors as length of residency, service to the Plantation, prior experience, education, and other relevant qualifications. The committee is chaired by the Vice President of the HHPPOA Board.

 Chair -Margie Lechowicz
 Members: Terry Conway, Jon Heron, Toney Mathews, Harry Meyers, Jim Ogden, Dick Sell, Werner Sicvol, Lois Wilkinson.

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