COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (SCCA)
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (SCCA)
About the neighborhood:
Shipley’s Choice, is a community of single family homes in the Greater Severna Park area north of Annapolis, MD, nestled in the suburbs between Washington DC and Baltimore. The neighborhood is divided into two main community organizations:
- Shipley's Choice Home Owners Association (SCHOA)
- Shipley's Choice Community Association (SCCA)
This site is dedicated to serving the 283 homes that make up section one and two of SCCA- for a list of streets, please see below.
Founded in 1979, the mission of the SCCA is to:
Shipley’s Choice is ideally located in Anne Arundel (AA) County, MD; about 10 miles north of Annapolis, MD, the sailing boat capital of the United States and the seat of Maryland state government. Annapolis is also home to the United States Naval Academy and St. John’s College, and the city is a historic city preserving its naval heritage and colonial architecture homes. The land on which the Shipley's Choice was established was originally acquired by Adam Shipley, who came to Anne Arundel County in 1668, on March 30, 1681 patented 200 acres on the south side of the Severn River.
The community of Shipley’s Choice is on the western edge of Severna Park, MD, where the public school district includes the Shipley’s Choice Elementary School, number 1 in the AA County & 10/10 by Great Schools; Severna Park Middle School, and the Severna Park High School. Shipley’s Choice is just 1½ miles from Exit 10 of Interstate 97, 17 miles from Baltimore, 34 miles from Washington, D.C., and 8 miles from the Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International (BWI) Airport. Centrally located, the neighborhood has great access to several major interstates, as well BWI Airport, and the AMTRAK train station (great access to both DC via the MARC and Baltimore via the light rail).
The Shipley’s Choice community features a walk-able location for the Shipley’s Choice Elementary School and the privately managed, Shipley’s Choice Swim & Tennis Club, facilities of a club house, two swimming pools, a children’s pool, and four tennis courts.
Residents of SCCA homes in Shipley’s Choice have homes that are primarily two story with two car garages on well treed lots of a ¼ acre or more. AA County is responsible for snow removal from the streets, street repairs, and trash removal, including recycling trash and greens removal at the curb from containers. Residents are professionals usually working within the Washington-Baltimore-Annapolis triangle, and some include Columbia, MD and the Fort Meade, MD area for their employment.
Where we are...
Real Estate Information
A. A. County Study of a Gov. Stone Parkway Hiker-Biker Pathway:
SCCA Directors receive 2018 ASPIRE Leadership Award:
ASPIRE is the Association for Severna Park Improvement Renewal and Enhancement, Inc.
The mission of ASPIRE is to create and implement solutions to present and future needs in order to enhance the lives of Severna Park residents. ASPIRE was founded in 1994 by a community planning task force that grew out of a joint effort of the Greater Severna Park Council and Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce. Since 2004, ASPIRE has recognized community leaders with Community Leadership Awards for their efforts.
ASPIRE held its Annual Community Leadership Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at Chartwell Country Club. The banquet honored community leaders who were selected and Nominated by local organizations, including our SCCA, on the basis of sustained, positive and visionary leadership within the organization with the goal of serving the greater Severna Park community. They received the Community Leadership Awards and Citation Certificates including from the MD Senate and the MD House of Delegates, the County Executive, and the County Council.
SCCA Director Jonathan Swain & his wife & Past-Director Stephanie were nominated by the SCCA 2017 Board of Directors, (with coordination by Director John Norville, who received the Annual & the Heritage Awards in 2010).
11 March 2018: Shipley's Choice Dam Rehabilitation Project
4 February 2018
The SPHS Counseling Center is hosting “Little Known Secrets of Paying for College” with Brandon Gulley of The College Funding Coach on February 13th from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Severna Park High School Cafeteria. This event is for any family wanting to learn how to pay for college.
2017-2018 SCCA Election Results
2 Year Terms
President: Jim Guilfoyle
Vice President: Emily Hall
Treasurer: Amy Hamilton
Secretary: Dan Giles
Board: Chris Deluca
Board: Neda Newnam
Board: John Norville
1 Year Remaining
Board: Ed Maddox
Board: Jonathan Swain
Board: Jay Pasko
12 January 2018:
Two updates from Anne Arundel County of interest.
21 November 2017:
Below are link (s) to the A. A. County General Development Plan (GDP) citizens Survey, that was discussed by Dir. John Norville at your Thur. Nov. 16, 2017 SCCA Annual Meeting.
Does not take long, & can tell the County Officials what you want your County to be in the next ~10 years, etc. The next, & closest, County Officials Listening Meeting is Thur. Nov. 30 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Old Mill High School Cafeteria = chance to discuss in person.
A.A. County Link to the GDP Survey
19 October, 2017:
SCCA Residents should review the existing 2009 General Development Plan so see the contents & subjects, to help their ideas prior to meetings, etc.:
1 September, 2017 --> Raccoon Update:
Anne Arundel County Residents:
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will conduct the annual Raccoon Oral Rabies Vaccinations August 31 – September 30, 2017. Edible baits containing rabies vaccine will be placed countywide to vaccinate thousands of raccoons against rabies.
• The baits will be placed in neighborhoods by ground teams of Department of Health staff traveling in marked County vehicles. In less populated areas, baits will be dropped from a low-flying County Police helicopter.
● If you see any bait, please leave it alone so the raccoons can get it.
● From August 31 through October 15, it is recommended that pets be kept indoors or on leashes outside. This will allow enough time for raccoons to eat the bait.
● The bait is not harmful to people, pets or wildlife. Should your pet find bait, take care in removing the bait from your pet’s mouth. If ingested, the bait may cause diarrhea or vomiting in dogs, cats or ferrets due to the high fat content of the bait. The bait is marked with a 1-800 phone number to call if you or your pet has contact with the liquid vaccine inside the bait. you can also call 410-222-7192.
● The vaccine cannot be used to vaccinate your pet against rabies. The vaccine is approved only for use in raccoons.
To see a photo of the bait and for more information, visit www.aahealth.org/orv. If you have any questions, please call the Bureau of Environmental Health at 410-222-7192.
Eastern District Police Community meeting:
Report scam phone calls to the U. S. Secret Service. For Anne Arundel County, you can call the Baltimore Field Office: 443-263-1000
29 October 2016: AA County "Not My Child Event"
We hope you plan to attend and share the “NOT MY CHILD” community conversation, Thursday, November 3rd from 6:15 PM until 8:30 PM at Old Mill High School on Patriot Lane in Millersville (Flier).
The “NOT MY CHILD” presentation is focused on providing the facts regarding gateway drugs, the abuse of prescription drugs and how an addiction escalates to heroin use. Heroin does not discriminate. All families have the potential to be caught up in the web of addiction. Get the facts, know the triggers and learn who to call for help. Be aware that drugs are in all our communities. Learn how you can protect your family.
Nancy Schrum, Director, Office of Constituent Services