Association Governance Assistance
“A cornerstone of a successful association is effective governance principles and practices - principles that support communication and practices that delineate responsibilities.”
One of the most effective ways to help increase support of Board decisions is through communication. If the members are informed of the issues facing their community and understand why the Board makes the decisions that it does, then they are more likely to support and comply with those community decisions. In addition, effective communication also allows Members to voice their comments, requests, concerns and ideas so that the Board can make its decisions based on the best interests of the entire membership.
To achieve support and adherence to the governance by the membership we foster communication through board and committee meetings, newsletters, and Online Services for members to stay abreast of board and committee meeting schedules, meeting minutes, and actions taken. With our communication programs, members can even participate in membership surveys and vote - all online.
Clear delineation of association responsibilities allows the association to optimize the use of Board, committee, and volunteer resources. Our philosophy views the Board of Directors as the policy making body of the association. A manager acts as advisor to the Board when their expertise and experience can add value. We are responsible for communicating the directives of the Board, and ensuring that the residents have easy access to everything they need from their association.