Additional Board Member Information:

1. Fulfill their fiduciary duties to the community and exercise discretion in a manner they reasonably believe to be in the best interest of the community
2. Exercise sound business judgment and follow established management practices
3. Balance the needs and obligations of the community as a whole with those of individual owners and non-owner residents
4. Understand the associations governing documents and become educated with respect to applicable state and local laws, and to manage the community association accordingly
5. Establish committees or use other methods to obtain input from owners and non-owner residents
6. Conduct open, fair, and well-publicized elections
7. Welcome and educate new members of the community
8. Encourage input from residents on issues affecting them personally and the community as a whole
9. Encourage events that foster neighborliness and a sense of community
10. Conduct business in a transparent manner when feasible and appropriate
11. Allow owner’s access to appropriate community records when requested
12. Collect all monies due from owners and non-owner residents
13. Devise appropriate and reasonable arrangements, when needed and feasible to facilitate the ability of individual residents to meet their financial obligations to the community
14. Provide a process residents can use to appeal decisions affecting their non-routine financial responsibilities or property rights where permitted by law and the association’s governing documents
15. Initiate foreclosure proceedings only as a measure of last resort
16. Make covenants, conditions, and restrictions as understandable as possible adding clarifying “lay” language or supplementary materials when drafting or revising the documents
17. Provide complete and timely disclosure of personal and financial conflicts of interest related to actions of community leader, e.g., officers, the board, and committees