Sugarmill Woods Civic Association Corporate Structure

The Sugarmill Woods Civic Association, Inc. is a 501(c) (4) non-profit (Civic League and Social Welfare) organization. The Civic Association is governed by a set of Articles of Incorporation and a set of Bylaws which are accessible via our web site.

In late 1979, the layout of Cypress Village was complete and nearly 400 homes were built. About the same time, a group of residents began to discuss the creation of the homeowners association to interact with the developer, Punta Gorda Developers, Inc. (PGDI), the county, other governmental agencies, and the utility companies. The end result of these meetings was the establishment of the Cypress Village Association. The Association was incorporated and chartered as a not-for-profit entity on July 30, 1980 (Charter No. 753499). Over a period of about 15 years the organization changed names to reflect changes in the community and on January 11, 1995, the members voted to change its name to The Sugarmill Woods Civic Association, Inc. which remains its current name.

The Sugarmill Woods Civic Association is an organization dedicated to the conduct of activities that benefit everyone living in the community. On behalf of the residents, the Association:

  • Promotes the maintenance of the desirable features of a residential community
  • Enhances the health, welfare, security, and other community services through information and voluntary activities
  • Monitors water, phone and electric utilities for rates and service compliance
  • Represents the community's interests before the Board of County Commissioners
  • Observes zoning proposals and construction activity in the general area
  • Works with legislators and other state officials to enact beneficial legislation
  • Publishes E-mail Bulletins and the annual Sugarmill Woods Telephone Directory

In addition to the above the Civic Association sponsors Community Outreach Program meetings to enhance the knowledge and involvement of our residents in the community and Citrus County.

Membership in the Civic Association is voluntary. The annual dues are only $15.00. You may obtain a Membership Application form here. If you are new to the community, or have not been members in the past, we invite you to become participating members in the Civic Association.

Civic Association membership in 2016 is about 1,450 members. The affairs of the Civic Association are managed by a Board of Directors elected from its members who must be residents of Sugarmill Woods. Board members are elected for three year terms at the Annual meeting. Our Annual Meeting is held in January. We currently have 9 members on the Board of Directors.

The Board members spend countless hours attending meetings in Inverness, Lecanto, and other communities in Citrus County as well as Tallahassee when the need arises. The Board has financed legal, lobbying support, and research in such matters as Greenbelt preservation, utility rate proposals, and noise-abatement proposals from the proposed Suncoast 2 Parkway extension all in the name of benefiting our residents.

The Civic Association is separate from the three Property Owners Associations (POAs) representing Cypress Village, Oak Village, and Southern Woods. The Property Owners Associations focus on the internal community: deed restrictions, greenbelt maintenance, etc. The Civic Association concentrates on the external factors that affect its residents: utility rates, water availability, county, school board and state issues.

The members of the Board of Directors are assigned to lead various committees responsible for managing the affairs of the Civic Association. Current committees have been established to address the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Public Relations
  • Membership
  • Community Interaction
  • Community Outreach Program
  • Board of County Commission
  • Long Range Planning
  • Citrus County Schools
  • Public Safety
  • Utilities