2020 Membership Drive


Please pay or renew your 2020 Membership Dues!  You can send a check or your bank’s electronic bill pay to LJ HOA, P.O. Box 1142, Jonesboro, GA 30237, or pay electronically with a credit card via the Dues & Donations Tab above.


Thank You to Our New/Renewing 2020 Members:


Amy, Sara; Banks, Charles/Carolyn; Beal, Connie/Mike; Bilotti, Jim/Cindy*; Blackwood, Ed/Kim; Bolden, Greg/Sharon; Booth, Michael; Borchers, Evan/Mary; Brannon, Ted/Lola; Brown, Gerald/Doris; Brown, George; Brown, Mary Ann/Floyd; Butt, Mike/SheilaCamp, Barbara*; Capps, Jim/Tricia*; Carter, Jim*; Cathy, Matthew*; Caudle, Misty*; Challman, Brad/Michele; Cistrunk, Antoine; Clark, John/Lucy; Cobb, Charlie/Sharlee*; Coleman, Lakeisha; Coleman, Jerome*; Cox, Sherrie; Danner, Sherrie/Bob*; Davis, Greg/Kathleen; DeGuzman, Peter/Claudia; Duong, Tam; Evans, Donald/Joy; Evans, James/Carol; Fanelli, Theo/Pam*; Fothergill, Tom/Lois*; Gallien, Pam; Galvin, Ginny*; Gantner, Susan*; Gilmore, Jessie/Louis; Glaze, George/Martha*; Greene, Tim/Lois; Hale, JonnieHallman, Jim/Millie*; Hammock, Shayne/Wayne; Hampson, Ed/Angela*; Haynie, Allan/Anita*; Hendrix, Kitsie*; Hernandez, Dacia/Paul; Hess, Jeremy/Amanda; Horn, Alicia; Hudgins, Lamar/Genella*; Hynes, Tim*; Itzkowitz, Marty/Michael*; Johnson, Brian/Josefina; Jones, Tim/Nicole; Knox, Charles/Connie*; Kaulbach, Suzanne*; Koski, Robert; Krasow, Melvin/Junko*; Kujawa, Melinda; LaMarca, Joyce/Tony; Lazzaro, Kaysie/Jack; Le, Xuan*Lee, Kate*; Lemon, Mike*; Lighten, David/Celia; Lowe, Chris/Brian; Ly, Dich/Kim; Mansour; Jennifer; Mayer, Harvey; Maynard, Sid; McFarland, Elle; McMeans, David/Joy*; McMullin, Philip/Debra*; Melcher, Scott; Mishler, David/Cindy*; Murray, Chris/Eva; Nethery, Megan; Nuckolls, David*; O'Connor, Pam*; Osorio, Rico/Silvia; Paris, Jon*; Parker, Bill*; Paulus, Brandon*; Presser, Sheldon/Arlene*; Pylant, Brenda/Ted; Rivera, Jose/Moncita*; Scandrett, Ruth; Simpson, George/Vivian; Singleton, Brian/Tonya; Smith, Christine; Smith, Rodney*; Snow, Anne; Speir, Greg/Cathy; Stuber, Kevin*; Thayer, Kenny/Rhonda*; Todd, Shirley/Keith*; Tran, Tin*; Weaver, Wes/Patricia*; Webb, Dr. Joyce*; Werho, Zach; Wilson, Betty; Yarbrough, Larry; Young, G.W.


* Denotes Members who contributed an additional amount beyond their membership dues.  Thank you so much!


Please let us know if you have paid your membership dues but you don’t see your name on the list above.  Email:  finance@lakejodeco.org or send us a message via Contact Us on the lakejodeco.org website.


Pavilion Project
2020 Pavilion Project
No membership dues will be used to pay for this project. All materials will be paid for by donations from our neighbors and friends.  All labor will be donated by the LJHOA Maintenance Team of Volunteers.  
Contributors to date:
Bilotti, Jim/Cindy; Camp, Barbara; Capps, Jim/Tricia; Carter, Jim; Caudle, Misty; Coleman, Keisha; Cobb, Charlie/Sharlee; Coleman, Jerome; Danner, Bob/Sherrie; Fanelli, Theo/Pam; Fothergill, Tom/Lois; Galvin, Ginny; Glaze, George/Martha; Hynes, Tim; Itzkowitz, Marty/Michael; Jackson, Eddie; Kaulbach, Suzanne; Le, Xuan, McMeans, David/Joy; Parker, Bill; Rivera, Jose/Moncita; Stuber, Kevin; Thayer, Kenny/Rhonda; Todd, Shirley/Keith; Weaver, Wes/Patricia
We have had many requests from residents over the years for a nice covered area at the Meadow, and we plan to make that happen with your help!
This year we plan to construct a new Post and Beam Pavilion with a 6/12 pitch roof, down at the Meadow for our Members and families to enjoy. If we raise the money early enough, we would like to complete it in time for our annual Harvest Potluck in October!
The Pavilion will sit on a 24’ x 32’ concrete pad.  The estimated cost for all materials, including the concrete slab, is approximately $12,500.00.  (see specifics below)
We marked off the area in the Meadow with stakes where we are proposing to construct the Pavilion. The location is dependent upon many factors, including access to the silt pond for silt removal, access to the silt spoils, proximity to potential flooding from the creek, space for heavy equipment to maneuver, and our desire to leave plenty of green space for residents to enjoy.  We also staked off a proposed parking area.
We have one generous Member who has started us off with a $2,000.00 contribution.  We feel the Pavilion will add enjoyment and value to our community for many years to come.  Please donate via the Donations Tab above, or by sending your personal check or your bank's bill pay to LJ HOA, P.O. Box 1142, Jonesboro, GA  30237, and mark it "Pavilion Project".
We value your comments, so please send your thoughts via the Contact Us navigation tab above.
Estimated Costs:
$540              6 x 6 x 16 – 9
$540              6 x 6 x 12 – 12
$240              6 x 6 x 10 – 6
$500              2 x 8 x 16 – 36
$600              4 x 8 x 1  - 24
$75               1 x 8 x 12 – 6
$1000            hardware
$2,500           32 x 24 slab (Local contractor will build slab at cost, saving us $2,000 from original $4,500 cost)
$2,500           green tin roof
$300              stain
$500              electrical and permits
$2000            tables and benches
$11,295        Sub-total
$  1,129         Add 10% for the unexpected                 
$12,424         TOTAL FOR MATERIALS
$0                  TOTAL FOR LABOR (all labor will be donated)
The HOA installed a Little Free Library down at the Meadow (next to the Silt Pond)! The Little Free Library is a worldwide book sharing organization (littlefreelibrary.org).  Please feel free to borrow and donate books. Both adult and children’s books are welcome.  We are pleased to report that all labor and materials for this project were donated; no membership dues went towards its costs.
Upcoming Events


April 18 (April 25 will be alternative rain day) - Lake Clean Up
May 21 - regular Board meeting.  6:30 at Wes Weaver's house
July 16 - regular Board meeting.  6:30 at Wes Weaver's house
September 17 - regular Board meeting.  6:30 at Wes Weaver's house
October 3 - Harvest Festival at the Meadow next to silt pond
October 10 - Lake Clean Up
November 19 - regular Board meeting.  6:30 at Wes Weaver's house
December 12 - Holiday Brunch and Members Annual Meeting



Details  will be published on this website, in neighborhood flyers, on the Lake Jodeco Facebook page, NextDoor blog, Instagram and posted on the Community Bulletin Board located at the Meadow near the Silt Pond.

Lake Access/Boating Rules
Lake Access
All Lake Jodeco Members have full access to the lake.  The HOA maintains three walking access lots and two boat ramps. Both boat ramps have gates secured by locks.  There is no overnight parking permitted at any of the access lots, including the boat ramps.
The following rules apply if a resident needs reoccurring access to a boat ramp:
  • A current HOA member can receive an annual key at no charge.
  • A non-HOA member (who lives at an eligible address) can receive an annual key for $225.
  • Locks are changed annually. To receive a key you must return the previous year’s key; if you have misplaced an issued key there will be a $25 replacement fee in addition to any other annual access fees. 
If you have any questions, contact the Maintenance Committee through the "Contact Us" tab at the top of the Home Page.
No Overnight Parking on any Access Lot
There is no overnight parking permitted at any of the access lots, including the main boat ramp.  If you have any questions about this policy, please use the Contact Us tab at the top of the Home Page.
Boating Rules
Lake Jodeco is a “No Wake Lake” and the speed limit is 5 mph.
From dusk until dawn, all watercraft are required to have working front and rear running lights turned on.
When you see a “white stake” (some have red flags) sticking out of the water, that stake is marking an area that is a hazard and too shallow for boats. Stay to the outside of the markers. 
Swimming and boating on Lake Jodeco are at your own risk. The Lake Jodeco HOA accepts no responsibility for your personal safety.
**REMEMBER that Lake Jodeco is a catch and release lake for largemouth bass. All other species may be kept.


Active Volunteers Thus Far in 2020


Beal, Connie; Bolden, Greg; Caudle, Misty; Danner, Bob; Downes, Kevin; Duong, Tam/Nicky/Tom; Gallien, Pam; Hampson, Angela; Hynes, Tim; Kaulbach, Suzanne; LaMarca, Joyce; Lazzaro, Kaysie; McMeans, David/Joy; Mishler, David; Osorio, Rico; Paulus, Brandon; Scandrett, Stanley; Todd, Keith; Tran, Tin; Weaver, Wes/Patricia; Wenz, Linda;


Would you like to serve as a volunteer for the HOA?


The Board of Directors is a group of elected volunteers who give of their time and talent to serve the Lake Jodeco HOA. We are always in need of additional people to help us maintain our resources (the lake and access lots). Below are some of the areas in which we can use your skills:


  • Finance Committee: Assist with fundraising and membership drives.
  • Lake and Ground Maintenance Committee: Help maintain lake access lots and entrances, lake clean up, and small repairs. Assist in identifying vendors for maintenance projects as needed.
  • IT/Communications Committee: Contribute to the website by submitting pictures and articles relevant to lake life. Find sponsors for the website. Help to maintain the Information Board down at the meadow and pass out communication flyers to members who don’t have access to internet. Help monitor our social media: lakejodeco.org, Facebook, Instagram and  Nextdoor.
  • Social Committee: Help plan and organize the annual HOA-sponsored Harvest Festival and other events, including decorations and setup. Help welcome new residents to the neighborhood with informational welcome packets. Send out thank you cards and notes to members as needed.

Each Committee has a leader to help direct the work necessary to promote the mission of the Lake Jodeco HOA.


If you have an interest in serving as a volunteer on any of these Committees, please send us a message through the Contact Us tab at the top of this website. 


We'll help you find what works for you.


Thank you for your support.


Lake History
Lake Jodeco is a private 70 acre man-made lake in Clayton County, Georgia east of Jonesboro, Georgia. The area now known as Lake Jodeco was once inhabited by the Creek Indians, and later a small settlement called Mayday existed in this area.
Prior to the end of World War II, the Lake Jodeco area was rural farm land connected to the City of Jonesboro by a one-lane dirt road. In the lowland of this farming area was a small mill pond with a crude earthen dam. Dr. Walter Spivey (who was born on a farm in North Carolina and attended what is now Duke University) was a practicing dentist in Atlanta. One of Dr. Spivey’s patients, the Sheriff of Clayton County, M. Loy Dickson (brother of Jonesboro’s late Mayor Hugh Dickson) sold Dr. and Mrs. Spivey 800 acres just five miles east of Jonesboro which they intended to farm and eventually develop. A tenant house stood on the piece of property which is now the corner of Jodeco Road and Jodeco Drive. The lake itself was created in 1947. Its name was derived out of the Jonesboro Development Corporation, an organization formed by Dr. Spivey and several associates.
The Lake Jodeco Homeowners Association was formed in 1969. In 1975 the deed to Lake Jodeco was transferred to the Association which owns and maintains the lake today. Members of the Homeowners Association enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing and cruising on pontoon boats. 
Lake Jodeco sits adjacent to the much larger Lake Spivey. Lake Jodeco was the first of the two lakes created by Dr. Spivey. The two lakes are separated by Jodeco Road, which sits on a causeway and a small bridge. Outflows from Lake Jodeco enter Lake Spivey at the bridge. The outflows continue over the Lake Spivey dam spillway and into Rum Creek in Henry County, Georgia.

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Enjoy the peaceful tree-lined streets and beautiful views of historic Lake Jodeco, a 70+ acre private lake owned by the Lake Jodeco Homeowner's Association.  Lake Jodeco is spring-fed and maintains its water levels year-round for excellent fishing and no-wake boating.  It's a perfect place to kayak, canoe and take peaceful pontoon rides.  The sunsets here are spectacular.
Our mission is to enhance and maintain our lake as well as our sense of community. The Lake Jodeco community is made up of 210 homes around a three mile circumference, perfect for bicycling, running and walking.  Lake Jodeco is only 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Atlanta, and 20 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.