Serving on Your Association's Board - Scott Roth, CMCA, AMS
Serving on Your Association’s Board
Serving on your HOA’s board comes with immense responsibility, but it can be one of the most rewarding things you could do as a homeowner. Not only can you improve your experience as a property owner, but you can also make some long-term positive changes that benefit future property owners.
Here are some of the biggest reasons you should consider joining your association’s board.
You Can Help Correct Problems
If you know that your association has recurring problems like noisy neighbors or not enough parking for visitors, joining your association’s board can help you correct any problems in your community.
As a board member, you will also be the person other owners come to with their problems. If you are a natural problem-solver, a position on the Board may be the right volunteer opportunity for you.
Help Your Community Meet Overall Expectations
You likely volunteered for your board because you were unsatisfied with how the community has met your expectations. You want your association to live up to the expectations owners have when they buy into your community.
As an association board member, you have the power to work together with your neighbors and create the utopia your community set out to be.
Learn About Association Laws and Finances
Volunteering for your HOA board allows you to work closely with local laws and finances. Approaching these items with an open mind and willingness to learn will make you a better leader.
With an at your side, you have direct access to legal and financial counsel. They will guide you through essential processes that give you a greater understanding of managing an association’s legal and financial hurdles.
Elevate Your Community with a Team
Working with your association board means improving your community as a team. Everyone on the board brings unique skills to the table to make your association better.
As a board member, you aren’t on the journey alone. Working together will ensure the right improvements and decisions are made at the right time for your community.
Build Your Leadership Skills
Finally, volunteering for your association’s board can help you build your personal leadership skills.
As a board member, you’ll have to lead your fellow property owners and guide them toward making the right choices for your community.
From speaking at board and member meetings to approaching an owner face to face to discuss a regulatory issue, your experience on the Board will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to approach any responsibilities in your life with an air of leadership.