Committees

Back to homepage

The Condo Association Board Engineer Profile

This week’s Condo Association Board personality profile is the Condo Association Board Engineer. The Condo Association Board Engineer may not ACTUALLY be an engineer – but they think like one. Everything can be broken down into a solvable puzzle –

Read More

Three Condo Association Facilities Committee Project Ideas

Committees are a powerful part of your Condo Association. When properly structured and full of enthusiastic volunteers, they can lead to transformational change in your Condo Association. Most Condo Associations have some form of a Facilities Committee responsible for different

Read More

Association Committees

Committees can be a productive tool for condominium and homeowners associations. Committees, such as budget committees or architectural control committees, can promote increased participation by owners, benefit from unique owner expertise, and help reduce the workload imposed on volunteer board

Read More

Three Condo Association Communications Committee Project Ideas

Condo Association Committees are an excellent way for a Community Association to increase engagement and offer more value for Owners. Different Committees have different roles. Typically a Communications Committee will be responsible for increasing outreach and engagement within a community.

Read More

Flat Chat: Bullies in strata committees, and how to shut them down

How do you stop a loud-mouthed bully from dominating a strata committee? You know the type; they assume their way is the only way and shout and scream like a spoilt child – or sneer sarcastically like a pantomime villain

Read More

Four Tips for a Productive Condo Association Committee

Condo Association Committees can be a powerful force within a Condo Association. As Associations are volunteer entities, they are only as strong (or weak) as the level of Owner engagement. Boards typically have their hands full with things like major

Read More

Community Association Boards Should Spread the Load by Relying on Committees

Community association board members are asked to do a great deal for the communities they serve. They give up a great deal of their time and lend their varying expertise to help their communities run as smoothly and effectively as

Read More

Can HOA committee members be compensated? (NC)

Q: I am the chairperson for the social committee of my homeowners association (HOA). Our bylaws state that the HOA compensates committee chair positions by waiving their annual HOA assessments, after serving a full year on the committee. The members

Read More

What Roles Do Owners, Boards And Committees Play Within Community Associations?

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

Read More

How to Hold a Condo Association Hearing

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

Read More

How to Prepare for a Condo Association Hearing

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

Read More

Hooray for Committees!

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,

Read More

Florida Condominium and HOA Directors Can Usually Serve on Committees

Question: Can a board member also be a member of a committee, such as the fining committee or the landscape committee?     Read the Q&A……………

Read More

Architectural Control Committees are Needed

Question: I live in a new town house development and am on the architectural control committee. Some of the homeowners do not feel the need to go through our committee for approval before they make any exterior changes. Our declaration

Read More

Types of Committees – Part 2

Welcome back to our two-part series on committees. In the first post, we talked about how committees can benefit an HOA and how to organize them effectively. Today we are going to highlight the various types of committees and hopefully

Read More

The Value of Committees – Part 1

A well-managed community is a full time job, but it doesn’t have to be a burden. Instead of burdening the board and community managers with every HOA need, consider using volunteer-based committees. Like board members, volunteers from your community have

Read More

Keeping condominium owners in the loop: How to use communication committees effectively

One way condo boards and managers can address these complaints is by setting up a communication committee

Read More

How to Start a Condo Association Committee

Next to the Board of Directors, Condo Association Committees have a significant impact on an Association

Read More

How to Get Involved in a Condo Association Committee

This guide will help you get involved in a Condo Association Committee by showing you how to make sure the Committee matches your interests and includes productive members.

Read More

3 Benefits of Having an Architectural Review Committee

HOAs often have many different committees to help maintain standards throughout the community

Read More

Committee Commitments in Your HOA

The strength of a homeowner association lies in the effective volunteer efforts of its members. While the heavy lifting often falls on the board of directors, committees can help lighten the load by focusing on specific tasks assigned by the

Read More

HOA Committees Need Leadership

HOA Board members cannot maintain everything in the community by themselves. Committees are a Board’s best friend and an important part of running a successful association. Ad-hoc and standing committees provide opportunities for residents to get involved. They also create

Read More

HOA Homefront: Should directors serve as chairs of committees?

Q. Our HOA directors regularly nominate themselves as chairs of respective committees within the community. Needless to say, pet projects of individual board members get funded, while other committee groups not on the board scrape by.   Read the Q&A…………..

Read More

The Importance of Committees in a Homeowners Association

Helen Keller said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” In order to effectively run a homeowners association, an HOA board, even if it has a manager, can’t do everything. It needs the help of

Read More

Architectural Review Committees: When Silence is Not Golden

Although summer is the most popular season for construction and it is quickly coming to a close (I am not ready to admit it’s over), architectural review committees (“ARCs”) operate year-round to review and respond to architectural review committee applications.

Read More

6 Tools to Fine-Tune your Committees

1. Do you have a Code of Conduct for the Committee Members? It could be the same one for your Board of Directors. 2. Is there a clearly defined Charter for the committee? It should include:    Read the article………..

Read More

Committee Do’s and Don’t’s

Committees can be the lifeblood of an association. They can be the best thing since sliced cheese or your worst night mare. I was contemplating why some committees are a blessing while others are a curse and came to the

Read More

Landscape Committees Embracing the Challenge, Improving Curb Appeal

No matter the size of community, one of the goals any condo or HOA has for their landscaping plan is to increase owner enjoyment of the property and enhance their investment purchase.  Larger complexes often have a landscaper in house,

Read More

Spring Projects Create Work For This Architectural Standards Committee. Are You Ready?

Q. It is springtime and a few creative and industrious neighbors are out erecting fences and sheds as others have done in the past without requesting the permission of the Association. We are a 24 home association that recently elected

Read More

Landscape Committees – Embracing the Challenge, Improving Curb Appeal

No matter what the size of your community, one of the goals of any condo or HOA’s landscaping plan is to increase owners’ enjoyment of their property and enhance the value of the investment in their home. Larger condo complexes

Read More

Committee Members

Give committees well-defined missions and trust them to do their jobs. You might just find they’ll take budgeting, design review, landscaping and more off the board’s plate.   Read more………

Read More

Five Tips on the Pitfalls and Practicalities of Using Committees

Committees can be an excellent resource for HOA, condo and co-op boards – using committees increases the scope of the work that a board can do by increasing the number of people available to investigate the issues. Committees also are

Read More

Manager’s Wisdom: 5 Keys to Effective Committees in Condo and Homeowner Associations

This is the third post in a series of monthly posts called Manager’s Wisdom – a compilation of ideas and thoughts from Campbell’s best and most experienced managers on specific topics.  Today, we are sharing what our managers believe are

Read More

Volunteer for an Association Committee

Committees are an important part of our association operations. Committee members help keep our community vibrant; and, by augmenting paid staff, they save the association thousands of dollars each year. The association just wouldn’t be what it is without our

Read More

Why Have a Landscape Committee?

Opinions on landscaping are like noses. Everybody’s got one. And they usually wait to express them until after you’ve done your annual landscaping plans. Improving the landscaping is one of the most popular reasons for homeowners to run for the

Read More

A Guide About Setting Up, Running, and Managing HOA Committees

Homeowners association board members and community managers are not the only members who help to maintain a community; committees are also a very large part of the entire process. Formed by volunteer members of the community and assigned by the

Read More

How to work with an HOA architectural committee

The challenge to any Architectural Review Committee (ARC, ACC or ARB) is to make the review process an added value to the homeowner so that the product at the end of the process is better because of it. This requires

Read More

HOA: Mother Lode Commitees

Committees are an untapped gold mine available to a homeowner association board. Besides benefitting the board by spreading the work around, committees are an excellent training ground for future board members. Members that are reluctant to step up to a

Read More

How a Committee Can Help

As a volunteer organization, a community association faces the unusual challenge of running a corporation with part-time leadership. Volunteer homeowners have varied experience and limited time to dedicate to their roles.  Read more…..

Read More

What is the purpose of a committee?

Members of an association often have tasks that require more in-depth study by a small group. That’s where a committee comes in.  Read More……

Read More

Governance Guidelines

There are basic expectations that apply to virtually any common-interest community. With this in mind, the Center for Community Association Volunteers developed the Community Association Governance Guidelines – 12 principles that can help association board members increase harmony, reduce conflict

Read More