Congratulations on being a member of your community association board! Regardless of your title, you have an important role to play in preserving, protecting and enhancing your community. To make the most of your time on the board, it’s important that you have a clear understanding of the board’s responsibilities and how the officers and manager work together to fulfill them. To make sure you’re ready for this exciting time, we’ve collected some articles that will set you and your board on the right path for a successful year.
Board structures can vary, but there are certain officer roles that are both universal and necessary. Having the wrong people leading your board can result in a stagnant board that can’t accomplish its goals, creating community division and strife along the way. Learn who needs to be at your board meetings and how you will all work together for the good of your community.
A good board president serves a variety of functions, from meeting facilitator to volunteer booster. A good president is a good collaborator who serves as the liaison between the association and your property manager. Read on learn more about the range of other responsibilities that successful board presidents master while on the job.
Your board’s primary responsibility to your community is fiduciary. The board is responsible for setting the budget, determining assessments and funding reserves, among other things. A good treasurer is critical to that process. Find out more about what it takes to be a rock star board treasurer.
The board secretary is the official record keeper and historian for your association. The secretary is responsible for the minutes of your board meetings, which when done well, will tell people what was going in the community even 10 years from now. It’s important to make sure you have the right person serving as secretary. Find out why.
Budgeting, insurance, reviewing community policies – these are jobs the board must take on year after year. Download our helpful infographic to make sure your board doesn’t miss a step in completing those annual tasks.
While the start of the new year is typically heralded as the best time to change old habits and commit to new ones, the reality for community associations and their board members is that there’s no time like the present. These 10 changes will help you get your board and your community association on the right track for the rest of the year.
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