In addition to the articles below, there are four videos available for viewing, including an introduction to serving on a board of directors, tips on board and general meetings, what a board needs to know about insurance and reserves in community associations.  Please feel free to link to these videos from your association or management web site, providing new board members with a quick and easy introduction to community association governance.

 

Serving on the Board – Articles from the Web

Boards – General Information

  • HOA Homefront: The board balancing act February 18, 2017 The ancient Chinese concept of yin and yang deals with opposite and inseparable forces. Common interest developments, or homeowner associations, have their own “yin and yang” issues, in which four basic and inseparable priorities must be balanced to produce a successful and harmonious community.  Those four interests include the association’s corporate, real estate, financial and community priorities. Each are critically important areas of emphasis for a healthy community, and the neglect or over-emphasis of one of these priorities often is ...
  • Essential Board Member Skills: Objectivity is Key February 16, 2017 I believe the most important skill for a board member to possess is objectivity. You need to look at all positions and possibilities and then select the path that provides the greatest good for all members of the association. This may not be the path that benefits yourself the most, but benefits the group. We call this the “no personal agenda” approach to being a board member.     Read the article…………..
  • E-mail Intelligence – Does Your Board Possess it? February 13, 2017 Today, I am discussing the pros and cons of homeowners’ association (HOA) board members and managers using email for community correspondence, and how to craft a sound email policy for your association.  Board members, managers and association residents are no different from everyone else you know inasmuch as they are all heavily reliant upon electronic means to communicate. Phone conversations and, even more rarely, in-person conversations do still occur but not nearly as frequently as emails and text messages. Whether ...
  • Clarifying Board Roles: Who’s On Board? February 13, 2017 Chances are if you’re a resident in a co-op, condo, or HOA community, you’re familiar with your property’s board of directors (or trustees, or managers, depending on what part of the country you live in). Boards are usually made up of volunteers, or members appointed by the community’s initial developer, depending on the property’s age and type. As one might imagine, the stakes are very high. Not only the money, but quite literally the homes of those who call the ...
  • Essential Board Member Skills: Listen More, Talk Less February 9, 2017 When I was asked which skill was most essential for board members, I had an immediate consideration for one I thought they should definitely master: listening. However, as a matter of routine, I did a straw poll of some of my managers and asked them the same question. Some of the skills they suggested were:  Read the article…………
  • Are your Resolutions Sticking? February 8, 2017 Many people have resolutions on the brain during this time of year. But it’s one thing to set goals — network more, learn to meditate, or get better at writing — and quite another to actually accomplish them. What are the right kinds of resolutions to make? How do you stay motivated? How do you turn your intentions into reality?   Read the article………….

Boards – General Archives

 

Board Meetings

  • HOA Homefront: Unruly meetings or meeting rules (CA) January 25, 2017 Other than the overall condition of the common areas, one of the first opportunities for associations to make a positive impression upon new members is at meetings of the board of directors. Where does a new owner learn how board meetings are conducted? No law requires associations to have meeting rules, but such rules can be extremely helpful to attendees and the board. Much of the rules may be derived from statutes (Civil Code 4900-4955, aka Open Meeting Act) but ...
  • Five Tips to Run a Successful Board Meeting in One Hour or Less January 16, 2017 Board meetings should be meaningful and well-organized affairs. Serving on an association board is voluntary, so the board members involved have a life to live outside of the board. One of the most important things a board can do is hold an effective board meeting to make the best use of time!  When conducting your next board meeting, consider the following tips:   Read the article…………..
  • HOA Homefront: A few minutes about minutes January 14, 2017 Q. Our president has delegated our property manager to run our homeowners meetings and he acts like the board works for him and has to agree with everything he proposes. He gets rude and obnoxious when the board does not agree with him. He takes the minutes, and changes the meetings minutes to show his point of view. I would like to tape the meetings to show what the board actually voted on and not what he wrote in the ...
  • Use These Three Words to Ensure Productive Board Meetings January 12, 2017 You initially joined the Board because you care for your community and have a vision for where you see things headed in the coming years— you want to make a real difference.  But somewhere along the way, things became difficult. Your monthly board meetings have turned into bored meetings, mainly because you can’t seem to get things done. You’re not getting necessary information to make key decisions and your neighbor down the street uses each meeting as a forum for ...
  • How to Prepare for a Condo Association Hearing January 5, 2017 Hearings are a necessary evil for any large Association. Condo Associations create rules – sometimes lots of them. Generally, a cease and desist deters most Owners from breaking the rules. Every now and then, however, you need to hold a formal hearing. This usually occurs when you have to issue a fine because an Owner has refused to follow the cease and desist. The first step in being successful with this process is to make sure you prepare for a ...
  • Glass House Management: Transparency In Your HOA December 27, 2016 Homeowner association boards are elected to handle HOA business. Some do it better than others because of training and natural ability. While good business practices are fundamental to getting the job done right, “people” practices are equally important.  And even though HOA elections are not typically barraged with candidates, the membership does care what the board does. When the board doesn’t do it right, some members simmer at a slow boil, some bellow and others beat the tar and feather ...

Board Meetings Archives

 

Annual/General Meetings of the Members of a Condominium or Homeowner Association

  • Planning and Conducting a Successful Annual Meeting February 15, 2017 Happy Birthday to your Association!! The annual meeting can be a chance for the current board to shine on the past year’s performance, promote the plans of the community, and answer the myriad of questions that come with being a board member. This is usually the meeting with the most residents in attendance. A statement prepared by the board president giving an overview of the past year can set the stage of welcoming community members to the annual meeting. Annual ...
  • Five Tips for an Effective Annual Condo Association Meeting February 13, 2017 Annual Condo Association meetings are one of the cornerstones of Association life. While monthly Board meetings might draw a handful of people, you usually will see a couple dozen at the annual meetings. Some Boards treat the annual meeting like a “check the box” activity, which is a huge mistake. Instead, your annual Condo Association meeting is an opportunity for Owner engagement and education. It’s a chance to recruit and gather momentum. The key is to structure the meeting so ...
  • 4 Ways to Make Your Next AGM Not Suck (So Members Will Actually Show) January 18, 2017 We’ve all heard the phrase, “death by meeting”. The term was coined by national best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, and we can all relate to being in a meeting and wondering why in the world we’re there or what else we could be doing with our time instead. However, meetings do serve a purpose, and they are extremely important for HOAs to convey information from board members and about the community, as well as to gain consensus on initiatives.    Read ...
  • ‘Getter Done’ Meetings in Your HOA January 17, 2017 Meetings are the venues where homeowner association business decisions are made. Since these meetings are usually infrequent, their importance cannot be understated. However, some HOA meetings are challenged because:    Read the article
  • Condominium Association Life: How can board implement electronic voting? January 15, 2017 Q. I am the president of my association. The board would like to increase voter participation at our annual election meeting. How do we implement electronic voting?    Read the Q&A…………….

Annual/General Meetings Archives

 

Parliamentary Procedure

  • Running a Darn Good Meeting – What You Need to Know About Parliamentary Procedure October 15, 2015 Legal counsel to community associations must be aware of parliamentary procedure basics. Numerous states have adopted statutes requiring associations to follow a specific parliamentary manual in association meetings. Even without such a mandate, courts generally hold that all organizations are subject to the principles and rules of common parliamentary law. In other words, all of these organizations must observe proper rules when meeting to transact business.   2015 Best Manuscript Award Winner from Community Association Law Seminar:   Select the article on this page……………….  
  • Robert’s Rules of Order Are Not “The Law” For Association Meetings April 1, 2015 Question: Our condominium documents do not specifically mention any parliamentary rules or procedures that are to be used in conducting our meetings. Our president says that the meetings must be conducted pursuant to the “Florida sunshine laws.” Does Florida require that meetings be run pursuant to Robert’s Rules of Order, or some other parliamentary procedures?      Read more………..
  • Don’t Let the Rules Get in Your Way March 30, 2015 Robert’s Rules of Order were developed to provide a standard procedure to facilitate orderly meetings of parliamentary organizations. To some, however, Robert’s Rules are a confusing morass of protocols that impede, not promote, a Board’s effectiveness. It’s worth noting that Robert’s Rules of Order are not a creation of the Legislature or part of the common law.    Read more………
  • Does the Chair Vote in the Event of a Tie? February 25, 2015 In board and membership meetings you’ll sometimes hear the phrase that the chair gets to vote “in case of a tie vote.” But is that accurate? In short, no.   Read more………
  • Reader Feedback Q and A (re Robert’s Rules) October 12, 2014 Over the past few weeks I posted about the types of motions under Robert’s Rules of Order. I had several comments and questions about my previous posts so I thought I would take a few moments to respond today.   Read more……..

Parliamentary Procedure Archives

 

Duties & Responsibilities of Board Members

  • Why Every Condominium and Homeowners Association Should Trademark its Name and Logo February 6, 2017 Over the past decade, the popularity of living in a common interest community, particularly condominium and homeowners associations, has risen significantly. According to recent statistics provided by Community Associations Institute, there are over 340,000 community associations, over 26 million housing units, and over 68 million residents living in these associations in the United States. As these numbers continue to grow, the range of differences between associations grows larger. With so many new associations forming each year, and so many residents ...
  • Duties of Homeowner Association Board of Directors (MN) February 1, 2017 Ok, you have volunteered to serve on the board of your non-profit association. You attend your first board meeting. You start to vote on various issues. What guides you in making your decisions? Under the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA), a board of directors has authority over the affairs of an association and may act on behalf of an association unless otherwise prohibited. Under Minnesota Chapter 317A, the Non-Profit Corporation Act, which governs certain aspects of a common interest ...
  • What’s Covered by Your HOA and What Isn’t December 20, 2016 Many homeowners who live in HOA’s come to us seeking clarity about who is responsible for what in terms of their homes, yards, and amenities. We hear all sorts of questions, including things like: Am I responsible for trimming the trees near the sidewalk? (Answer: Depends on whether the tree is within your property lines) to: I want to throw a community-wide holiday party. Will my HOA foot the bill? (Answer: Depends on if you get Board approval beforehand and ...
  • What is Condo Association Fiduciary Duty? November 21, 2016 The term “fiduciary duty” comes up often when talking about Condo and HOA Boards. According to US Legal.com the official definition of fiduciary duty is:  “A fiduciary duty is an obligation to act in the best interest of another party…A fiduciary obligation exists whenever the relationship with the client involves a special trust, confidence, and reliance on the fiduciary to exercise his discretion or expertise in acting for the client. The fiduciary must knowingly accept that trust and confidence to ...
  • Homeowner Rights & Responsibilities November 1, 2016 As a homeowner in your Association, you have certain rights—and responsibilities.  You have the right to… ?A responsive and competent Community Association. As a member of a Homeowners Association or Condo Association, you are entitled to have your issues addressed and correspondence answered. Honest, fair, and respectful treatment by Community leaders and Managers. Community Associations can only function properly in a climate of mutual respect. Homeowners must be treated with respect by the Board members who represent them and the Managers who ...

Duties & Responsibilities Archives

 

Working With Residents of Community Associations

  • Strategies for Handling HOA Neighborhood Disputes February 13, 2017 In every community, there comes a time where there might be a neighbor-to-neighbor dispute. Typically, these differences stem from a noise complaint, landscaping violations, parking violations or a misuse of a common area. In every instance, it is the hope of the Association that the neighbors can resolve the conflict themselves, but in some cases, there may be a need for the on-site manager or Board to assist in the dispute. However, there needs to be a determination if this ...
  • Handling Touchy Complaints in Co-Ops and Condos: It’s About Sense and Sensitivity February 2, 2017 Conflict comes hand-in-hand with living in close quarters. Such is the nature of condominium and cooperative living. Some dust-ups between neighbors are settled with a polite conversation, or a mild nudge from the condo or co-op board. Others can get out of hand, and in extreme cases be dragged out for years via the courts.  But what about ostensibly mild discrepancies that involve sensitive topics — things such as sex, smells, parenting — where the line between personal preference and ...
  • Dealing With Difficult People in Your HOA January 10, 2017 Dealing with difficult people in any setting can be a real challenge. But in volunteer-based homeowner associations, where there is none of the leverage managers have with employees, there is an entirely new level of difficulty. And, believe it or not, a new level of opportunity. The key is common interest.  Where we live means a lot more to us than any other physical environment. Our territoriality buttons are more easily pushed. Our investment is greater. We can easily get ...
  • Wearing the right hat: Managing condo owners’ expectations January 8, 2017 Picture this: It’s a sunny Saturday morning, and a condo board director has just stepped out to grab the morning paper before settling in for a relaxing breakfast. As she turns to go back inside, a neighbor starts a long-winded rant about the most recent condo board decision. Sound familiar? For condo board directors, chances are this is a familiar situation. This happened to me many times. One of the biggest challenges of being on a condo board is finding ...
  • 3 Useful Tips on How to Deal With a HOA Resident Like Donald Trump November 16, 2016 Don’t get us wrong. We’re not taking any political positions. It’s just the reality of living in a multi residential community. We live with all sorts of people and among them are those who exhibit strong personality quirks like The Donald. It’s important for community managers and board members to be able to deal with it; Here are 3 useful tips to help you when the need arises.     Read the article…………..

Working With Residents Archives

 

Administration of Condominium and Homeowner Associations

  • Tips for Submitting Repair & Maintenance Requests May 27, 2016 Your community management company has two primary goals: to increase your property value and to facilitate the enjoyment of the community for all residents. Part of ensuring that the community looks attractive is to address maintenance requests right away, so your management company assumes the role of facilitating communication between residents and the community association’s Board of Directors to help the repairs process proceed smoothly.   Read the article……………
  • Proper Record-Keeping: Keeping a Paper Trail May 20, 2016 Like any company, a multifamily residential community generates a lot of paperwork in the course of doing business, from employment records to tenant records and more. It can be an enormous amount of stuff to manage, and knowing what to keep—as well as what can be tossed —isn’t always obvious. In operating a multifamily community, though, it’s important to know what records must be discarded or kept, and for how long. Best practices and some laws dictate treatment of certain ...
  • Homeowners pay thousands to illegal HOA May 18, 2016 For more than a decade, homeowners in a Cumberland neighborhood have been paying dues to an illegal HOA.  According to state records, the Harvest Glen HOA was dissolved in 2002 because required paperwork to reinstate the organization was never completed.    Read the article………..
  • How to Go Paperless in Your HOA April 29, 2016 Everyone knows that going paperless makes a better impact on the environment. But despite that, many homeowners association are still mostly using paper for their documents and communication. It seems the green initiative may not be enough reason for some HOAs to make the switch.   Read the article……………

Administration Archives

Directors & Officers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations

  • Clarifying Board Roles: Who’s On Board? February 13, 2017 Chances are if you’re a resident in a co-op, condo, or HOA community, you’re familiar with your property’s board of directors (or trustees, or managers, depending on what part of the country you live in). Boards are usually made up of volunteers, or members appointed by the community’s initial developer, depending on the property’s age and type. As one might imagine, the stakes are very high. Not only the money, but quite literally the homes of those who call the ...
  • Clarifying Board Roles: Who’s On Board? February 6, 2017 Chances are if you’re a resident in a co-op, condo, or HOA community, you’re familiar with your property’s board of directors (or trustees, or managers, depending on what part of the country you live in). Boards are usually made up of volunteers, or members appointed by the community’s initial developer, depending on the property’s age and type. As one might imagine, the stakes are very high. Not only the money, but quite literally the homes of those who call the ...
  • 5 Key Items to Review in a D&O (And Why You Need One Even If Your Community Gets Along) January 30, 2017 Every community needs directors and officers liability insurance protection which, for association boards, is insurance that covers board members and possibly people acting as extensions of the board for legal costs incurred from being sued.  It doesn’t matter how well your board members get along with each other, how small your community is, how big your management company is, or how kind and sweet everyone is on the board. Like family, friends, coworkers, Facebook friends, and other acquaintances, any relationship ...
  • Can Condo or HOA Officers be elected by secret ballot? January 19, 2017 In general, the members (or owners) of the community vote for the board members, but the board members decide who will fill the officer positions: President, VP, Treasurer and Secretary, plus whatever other Officer Positions are defined by your community documents. Voting for Officers is commonly done without secret ballots and via a fairly informal process that can take only a few minutes. However, unless your documents state otherwise, the election of officers by the board can be done by ...

Directors & Officers Archives

 

Board Ethics

  • Ethics at the condo, Part II February 17, 2017 Ethics is not just a matter of following the law. Slavery and apartheid were at one time legal, but most would agree there were and are unethical. The word “ethics” is derived from the Greek word ethos (character), and from the Latin word mores (customs). It refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues.  Ethics, for example, refers to those ...
  • Ethics at the condominium association, Part I February 3, 2017 Board members know they are not to run off with the reserve funds. And attorneys know they are to guide boards in the best interests of the association, without fear of angering board members or worrying about whether they will retain a client.  The real trick is identifying other, less clear conflicts, such as sitting on a board and getting hired as a contractor for the association. The key is transparency. Too many times the focus is on the conflict. ...
  • When do you need a Condo Association Code of Conduct? January 12, 2017 Codes of Conduct have been springing up in many private companies. The idea behind them is setting clear expectations of positive and negative behaviors. Those who do not follow the Code of Conduct are disciplined, and thus you have a more harmonious organization. There is some evidence in favor of this, and some evidence against it. It is no surprise that some Boards implement a Condo Association Code of Conduct. The key in determining if you need a Condo Association ...
  • How can we establish a code of ethics for our board of directors?: Condo Law November 12, 2016 Q:  A majority of our directors believe they should be subject to a code of ethics. But not all of them agree. How can we establish a code of ethics without the agreement of all of the directors?   Read the Q&A…………..

Board Ethics Archives

 

President/Vice President

  • Clarifying Board Roles: Who’s On Board? February 13, 2017 Chances are if you’re a resident in a co-op, condo, or HOA community, you’re familiar with your property’s board of directors (or trustees, or managers, depending on what part of the country you live in). Boards are usually made up of volunteers, or members appointed by the community’s initial developer, depending on the property’s age and type. As one might imagine, the stakes are very high. Not only the money, but quite literally the homes of those who call the ...
  • So You Want to be President of Your HOA? June 17, 2016 Tired of feeling like you have no say in the decisions about the common areas or rules and regulations of your neighborhood or condominium development? Thinking of serving as president of your homeowners’ association?  Before you take the big leap, it pays to know what you’re getting into.     Read the article………….
  • How to Improve Leadership Style February 23, 2016 The greatest leaders throughout time have had something in common: they inspired people. To be a good leader, you don’t want to make people follow you. Instead, you want to make them want to follow you. If you’re looking to boost your leadership style, these five tips can help.   Read the article………
  • Eight Jobs You’ll Master as HOA Board President January 13, 2016 Are you considering serving as the President of the HOA Board for your homeowner or community association? Well, before you picture yourself at the head of the table, transforming your community into the vision of perfection you have in your head, it might be good to take stock of the many jobs you’ll be doing to help you get there.  Read the article…………

President/Vice President Archives

 

Secretary

  • Clarifying Board Roles: Who’s On Board? February 13, 2017 Chances are if you’re a resident in a co-op, condo, or HOA community, you’re familiar with your property’s board of directors (or trustees, or managers, depending on what part of the country you live in). Boards are usually made up of volunteers, or members appointed by the community’s initial developer, depending on the property’s age and type. As one might imagine, the stakes are very high. Not only the money, but quite literally the homes of those who call the ...
  • HOA Homefront: A few minutes about minutes January 14, 2017 Q. Our president has delegated our property manager to run our homeowners meetings and he acts like the board works for him and has to agree with everything he proposes. He gets rude and obnoxious when the board does not agree with him. He takes the minutes, and changes the meetings minutes to show his point of view. I would like to tape the meetings to show what the board actually voted on and not what he wrote in the ...
  • Being Secretary of the Association Carries Significant Responsibilities November 28, 2016 Questions often arise about the duties of the secretary in taking and producing minutes of meetings and providing association records to members. The primary functions of the Secretary are to produce minutes of meetings and maintain the records of the association. The secretary must produce a draft of the minutes for approval, and then finalize them with any changes upon once they are approved at the next meeting. Records to be maintained include all of the minutes, any resolutions adopted ...
  • Five Roles of the Board Secretary January 13, 2016 Maintaining records and meeting legal and financial obligations is key to a successful association. And the person responsible for this is your Board Secretary.   Read the article…………….

Secretary Archives

 

Treasurer

  • Clarifying Board Roles: Who’s On Board? February 13, 2017 Chances are if you’re a resident in a co-op, condo, or HOA community, you’re familiar with your property’s board of directors (or trustees, or managers, depending on what part of the country you live in). Boards are usually made up of volunteers, or members appointed by the community’s initial developer, depending on the property’s age and type. As one might imagine, the stakes are very high. Not only the money, but quite literally the homes of those who call the ...
  • Community Associations Countdown to Year-End! December 5, 2016 The end of the year is approaching and before long we will be setting New Year’s resolutions for 2017. But before that new beginning, we need to wrap up 2016. For those associations whose year-end is December 31st there are financial and tax items that need to be addressed by the board and/or management. Let’s count down the top 10:    Read the article…………..
  • The Importance of Being Treasurer October 11, 2016 Taming the annual budget is just the beginning of this crucial job.  To do this job, you don’t need to be a certified public accountant, or a math whiz. “To be a good board treasurer, you need somebody who’s got the time and the interest to dive into the building’s financial issues,” says Howard Lazarus, managing director at Tudor Realty.  A treasurer must play many roles – as financial watchdog, as the board’s second set of eyes, ...
  • Know your Duty as HOA Treasurer: 6 helpful tips July 30, 2016 Your HOA board is responsible for many important decisions, but one of the most important responsibilities is maintaining the financial health of the association. Although each board member needs to participate in sound financial decision-making, no one is more responsible than the HOA treasurer. It is the treasure’s responsibility to protect the association’s assets, and while these duties and the authority to exercise them are detailed in the HOA’s governing documents and state law, it can still feel like an ...

Treasurer Archives

 

Committees

  • What Roles Do Owners, Boards And Committees Play Within Community Associations? January 26, 2017 There are various opinions on the role of community and condominium associations. But, generally speaking, the main purpose and authority of the association are to maintain common elements and ensure compliance with the association’s governing documents.   Property owner associations typically operate with three bodies of community governance:    Read the article…………..
  • How to Hold a Condo Association Hearing January 23, 2017 Once you’ve prepared for a Condo Association hearing, you’ll have done all of the necessary legwork to minimize conflict and maximize the outcome. While preparation makes things easier, you will still need to go through with the hearing itself. These tips will help you hold a Condo Association hearing in the most effective way possible.    Read the article………..
  • How to Prepare for a Condo Association Hearing January 5, 2017 Hearings are a necessary evil for any large Association. Condo Associations create rules – sometimes lots of them. Generally, a cease and desist deters most Owners from breaking the rules. Every now and then, however, you need to hold a formal hearing. This usually occurs when you have to issue a fine because an Owner has refused to follow the cease and desist. The first step in being successful with this process is to make sure you prepare for a ...
  • Hooray for Committees! December 27, 2016 How wonderful is it when owners want to volunteer? I am frequently amazed by the dedication of people who just want to give back. Many have led rich lives with interesting professions such as doctors, lawyers, entertainers, artists, world travelers, teachers and homemakers. Their experience and expertise lends to the diversity of perspective on boards and committees. Their contributions are welcome, and needed. No community manager should feel threatened or diminished by active, vibrant committees. They can help with the ...

Committees Archives

 

General

  • HOA Homefront: The board balancing act February 18, 2017 The ancient Chinese concept of yin and yang deals with opposite and inseparable forces. Common interest developments, or homeowner associations, have their own “yin and yang” issues, in which four basic and inseparable priorities must be balanced to produce a successful and harmonious community.  Those four interests include the association’s corporate, real estate, financial and community priorities. Each are critically important areas of emphasis for a healthy community, and the neglect or over-emphasis of one of these priorities often is ...
  • Essential Board Member Skills: Objectivity is Key February 16, 2017 I believe the most important skill for a board member to possess is objectivity. You need to look at all positions and possibilities and then select the path that provides the greatest good for all members of the association. This may not be the path that benefits yourself the most, but benefits the group. We call this the “no personal agenda” approach to being a board member.     Read the article…………..
  • E-mail Intelligence – Does Your Board Possess it? February 13, 2017 Today, I am discussing the pros and cons of homeowners’ association (HOA) board members and managers using email for community correspondence, and how to craft a sound email policy for your association.  Board members, managers and association residents are no different from everyone else you know inasmuch as they are all heavily reliant upon electronic means to communicate. Phone conversations and, even more rarely, in-person conversations do still occur but not nearly as frequently as emails and text messages. Whether ...
  • Clarifying Board Roles: Who’s On Board? February 13, 2017 Chances are if you’re a resident in a co-op, condo, or HOA community, you’re familiar with your property’s board of directors (or trustees, or managers, depending on what part of the country you live in). Boards are usually made up of volunteers, or members appointed by the community’s initial developer, depending on the property’s age and type. As one might imagine, the stakes are very high. Not only the money, but quite literally the homes of those who call the ...

General Board Articles Archives