The mission of the Property Owners' Association of Deep Creek Lake, Inc. is to advocate on behalf of the property owners of the Deep Creek Lake area. To accomplish this we strive to promote, preserve and protect the quality of life, environment, recreational opportunities, historic sites and historic areas on Deep Creek Lake and in its watershed, Garrett County, Maryland.
Unlike many home owners' associations, a membership in the Property Owners' Association of Deep Creek Lake, Inc. (POA) is not a requirement for home ownership in the lake area. Since membership is an option, the natural question about joining is “What is the POA and what does it do for lake property owners?” Our website is intended to highlight the value of the POA and to encourage continued commitment to the benefits provided by the organization.
The Board holds several regularly scheduled meetings each year including General Membership Meetings in June and August. The 2015 meeting schedule can be found here.
The July 4, 2013 edition of The Republican Newspaper ran an editoral supporting National Lake Appreciation Month, a NALMS initiative. This editorial can be found here and reflects our efforts at DCL.
The April 10, 2014 edition of The Republican Newspaper ran an editoral commenting on the POA's recent donation of the Hands Only CPR equipment and thanking the organization for this donation. The editorial can be found here and again reflects our efforts in support not olny our members but also all of the people in Garrett County.